Meet Chiropodist D.CH, Hons Health Sciences!
Palermo Physio and Wellness would like to introduce Arien, the Chiropodist (Foot Care Specialist). Many people recognize the title of Podiatrist but are less familiar with a Chropodist. As a Registered Chiropodist, her role as a health care professional specializes in the assessment, management and prevention of diseases and disorders of the foot. Her educational background prior to becoming a Podiatric Foot Care Specialist includes an Honours in Health Sciences degree from the University of Ottawa. After her undergraduate
degree she decided to pursue the study Chiropody (Foot Care) at the Michener Institute in Toronto. Prior to coming to Palermo Physio and Wellness, Arien was at a multidisciplinary clinic focused on high risk and Diabetic footcare. She believes that appropriate podiatric footcare by a Chiropodist is an important and vital aspect of overall health. This can include everything from routine diabetic foot care and foot screenings to ingrown toenails and wart, fungus and callus treatment on patients of all ages, from babies and children to older adults.
In addition to her passion for health and footcare, Arien loves to travel, having visited many countries including Bolivia, Peru, Thailand, Indonesia, France, Japan, and immersing herself in the culture. In her spare time, her hobbies include skiing and snowboarding in the winter and golfing and mountain biking during the summer. She also loves to try new things and have recently started to learn how to windsurf.
Arien makes sure to take enough time to provide her patients with thorough assessment that directs her treatment. She believes in empowering her patients through education and loves working with people of all ages. Many people can be nervous or embarrassed to seek out Chiropodist help for things like sores on the feet, thick or discoloured toenails, corns and calluses. Don’t hesitate to call and book an appointment! Many foot care issues can be treated effectively and efficiently with early recognition and treatment. It’s common for people choose to have a Chiropodist as a regular part of their health care maintenance routine. These include runners for corn and callus treatment, diabetics for foot screenings, regular checkups and treatments, those with peripheral neuropathy or decreased dexterity issues. The care of a Chiropodist can also be accessed for management or corns, calluses, warts, fungal infections, athletes foot, thickened toenails, flat feet, high arches, rheumatoid arthritis etc. Podiatric footcare, or assessment and treatment for feet is covered through private benefits / insurance.