During your initial assessment and treatment, we will focus on assessing and treating toenail and skin pathologies of the foot. We will take a full medical history and focus on the main concern that prompted the visit. We will check for adequate circulation, proper nerve function, signs and symptoms of infection, skin pathologies (e.g., callus, corns), and nail abnormalities (e.g., ingrown, thickened, or discolored nails). We will conduct a footwear inspection, provide a nursing diagnosis, and a personalized plan of care tailored to your needs.
Treatment involves hot towel service, followed by a gentle cleanse of the skin and nails. Our Nurse uses medical-grade cleansers, lotions, and nail oils during treatment. We provide proper trimming and filing of the nails, as well as, addressing any complaints of pain. This may include physical reduction of nails and thickened skin, and education on how to prevent complications or reoccurrence. We safely remove thickened calluses, reduce cracked heels, and painful corns down to normal skin. Healthy, properly trimmed nails and smooth supple skin on your feet reduce risks of infection and can significantly improve the quality of your life.
*All new patients must book an initial assessment prior to booking any treatment listed below
* Note – Our Nurse does not soak feet or apply polish
At FIT Healthcare, we recommend routine foot care every six to eight weeks to maintain your health, mobility, and well-being. We provide the following services routinely:
Our Nurse conducts an assessment of the lower limb and foot including, structural, vascular, sensation, and mobility. We will assess your footwear, and help you choose the right footwear for your condition. We provide a therapeutic, deep massage and stretching of the muscles, tendons, and ligaments of the foot, focusing on the areas that cause you the most pain. We implement and teach you a complete foot exercise program, including balance, stretching, and strengthening. We will provide detailed notes for you to take home. If required, we can refer to an appropriate regulated health care professional for further assessment and treatment.
Onyfix is an innovative, evidence-based, non-invasive product that enables effective and pain-free treatment of ingrown/involuted toenails, as well as various nail curvatures and dystrophies. Our Nurse is specially trained and certified to apply the system to the proximal end, or point of attachment of the nail. As your nail grows out, so does the Onyfix, allowing your nail to regain a natural shape, eliminating the ingrown or curved nail. Onyfix is Class I Medical Device, has been tested for patient use and safety, a superior alternative to surgery, and pain-free. It is suitable for diabetics, those with blood circulation problems, seniors, children, and safe during pregnancy.