Foot Care (Nurse)/Pedorthic
Nursing foot care is an important component of total nursing care, which includes health promotion, client teaching, promoting safety and comfort. To promote optimal health, the nurse will apply the principles of the nursing process when assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating the client's foot health care needs. The nurse collaborates with the client to develop a plan of care and encourages the client to assume responsibility for his/her own health.It is the nurse's professional responsibility to recognize when the client's condition is beyond his/her scope of practice and referral to the appropriate professional is necessary.
Canadian Certified Pedorthists – C. Ped (C) – are custom-made foot orthotic and orthopaedic footwear experts. They are one of the few healthcare professionals trained in the assessment of lower limb anatomy and muscle and joint function.
With specialized education and training in custom-made orthotics and footwear, Canadian Certified Pedorthists help to alleviate pain, abnormalities, and debilitating conditions of the lower limbs and feet.
Most private/group insurance
Direct billing available
Donagh Peters is a Licensed Foot Care Nurse who graduated from the Assiniboine College. In addition, she has participated in numerous seminars, and completed many additional courses to contribute to her vast skill set. Donagh excels at assessing people of any age to determine their foot care needs.
A foot care nurse provides comprehensive health care assessments and foot care treatments which can include, nail trimming and filing; care of corns, calluses, ingrown toenails, fungal and thick nails, as well as skin care.