What is Medical Nursing Foot Care?
Medical Foot Care looks at the overall health of the feet and can be basic or advanced depending on individual needs. It is provided in a sterile, professional environment. All equipment is fully sterilized and unique to each individual. Medical foot care is a dry procedure (meaning there is no foot soak like the ones associated with many spa pedicures).
Medical foot care is performed by trained and qualified foot care nurses. They can assess and treat skin, nail and foot conditions (calluses, corns, ingrown toenails, yellow nails and everything in between) and can advise you on preventative treatment.
A foot care nurse is a Registered Nurse or a Licenced Practical Nurse who has taken specialized training in foot care. They work along with a team of health care professionals such as family doctors, podiatrists, physiotherapists, and others to keep a person mobile and decrease the risk of developing foot complications. Nurses also assess feet for circulation, sensation and edema / swelling.
The expense of foot care can be tax deductible as long as the Nurse’s license and registration are on the receipt. Many health insurance plans also cover nursing foot care.
Appointments are 30 minutes each and the cost is $40.
Everyone can benefit from foot care, particularly people with conditions such as diabetes, decreased or impaired mobility, decreased circulation and/or visual impairments.
To book an appointment with Kimberly Sheppard, LPN and Certified Foot Care Nurse, call us at 634-4882.