About The Clinic

Professionals

The services provided at Hibbert & Associates Foot Clinic include general Foot care, soft tissue and nail Surgery, as well as custom-made Orthotics and Footwear.

 

Along with offering suitable treatment options for your foot issues, we can also help you with advise and prevention of foot problems.

 

For more details about our Chiropody services. Call us to book an appointment. No referral is required. For your convenience, we’re open on Saturdays and some evenings.

The Chiropody Team

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    Elisabeth Hibbert

    Chiropodist

    Elisabeth has over 20 years of experience in private practice and is the founder and owner of Hibbert and Associates Foot Clinic. As a Chiropodist she treats feet of all ages and has a passion and special interest in treating pediatrics patients as they develop.

    She holds a Bachelor of Biomedical Science from the University of Guelph and graduated from the Ontario Chiropody program in 1998. Elisabeth is a member of the Canadian Federation of Podiatric Medicine, the Ontario Society of Chiropodists (OSC), and the American College of Foot and Ankle Pediatrics.

    Elisabeth has been actively involved in the profession for many years, volunteering to promote the profession (on the OSC board of directors for 10 years) and teaching as a clinical placement instruction for the Chiropody program. She has lectured on Treating the Pediatric patient, at the annual national conference in November 2016 and was invited back speak again in November 2018.

     

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    Diana Farrow

    Chiropodist

    Diana has over 6 years experience in private practice, and has a special interest in biomechanics, sport management, and diabetic care.

    She received her Bachelor of Science from the University of Waterloo, and graduated from the Ontario Chiropody program in 2012. Diana is a member of Ontario Society of Chiropodists, Niagara Association of Podiatrists & Chiropodists Association and American Podiatric Medical Society.

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    Katheryn Blundell

    Chiropodist

    Katheryn has over 5 years experience in private practice, Katheryn has a special interest in treating children with biomechanical issues.

    She completed her Chiropody studies at the Michener Institute for Applied Health in 2013. Prior to that, she studied Human and Animal Physiology and History at the University of Toronto. She is working to advance the profession in Ontario as a board member of the Ontario Society of Chiropodists.

    Katheryn is active with the Program Review Committee at her Alma matter, and completed an observership at the Hospital for Sick Children in the orthopedic department.

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    Julie Cao

    Chiropodist

    Julie has over 3 years experience in private practice. She has a strong interest in diabetes, pediatrics, and biomechanics.

    She completed her Bachelor of Science at McMaster University and graduated from the Chiropody program at the Michener Institute for Applied Health Sciences in 2015.

    Julie joined our clinic after spending a year at the Ottawa General Hospital Total Footcare Clinic. During this time, she worked with a team of chiropodists and other health providers to assess and treat high-risk and wound care patients.

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    Alexandra Misiak

    Chiropodist

    Alexandra Joined Hibbert and Associates in 2018. Alexandra has discovered a passion for wound care, biomechanics and pediatrics. She strives to offer individualized, holistic foot care to help all her patients get back on their feet.

    She received her Honours Bachelor of Science with distinction from the University of Toronto in 2014, where she completed a major in Health & Disease as well as a major in Psychology. She then received her Advanced Diploma of Chiropody from the Michener Institute of Education at UHN in 2018.

    She has completed extensive clinical training at LAMP Community Health Care Centre, the Michener Chiropody Clinic, Hibbert and Associates Foot Clinic and the Ottawa General Hospital Total Foot Care.

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    Jasmine Randhawa

    Chiropodist

    Jasmine joined Hibbert and Associates Foot Clinic in 2018. Jasmine has a special interest in diabetic care, and has experience in treating diabetics and high risk wounds, along with biomechanics, sports medicine and surgery.

    Jasmine completed her Bachelors of Science at the University of Western Ontario in London and graduated from the Chiropody program at the Michener Institute in 2017. While completing her practical training as part of the Chiropody program, Jasmine gained experience working with a range of patients.

    Jasmine is currently a member of the Ontario Society of Chiropodists.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • When should I see a Chiropodist?

    You can see a Chiropodist anytime you have a foot or ankle concern. We provide a variety of options for treatment, including injury management, Foot care, surgical and Orthotic management. Many people also come regularly to our clinic for preventative Foot care. There are systemic disorders that require careful monitoring of the feet.

  • What is a Chiropodist?

    A Chiropodist is a regulated, primary foot health care professional. We are licensed to assess, treat, and manage disorders of the foot, ankle and leg. Chiropodists and Podiatrists are the highest trained foot specialists practicing in Ontario. The Chiropody specialty is defined, in the Regulated Health Professions Act (R.H.P.A.) under the Chiropody Act 1991, as Chiropody being the treatment and prevention of diseases, disorders or dysfunctions of the foot by therapeutic, orthotic or palliative means. Chiropodists and podiatrists are the only health professionals who are exclusively trained to assess and treat foot problems.

    Early detection of many foot problems can prevent more serious complications from developing.

     

  • Do I need a referral from a doctor?

    Referrals are not necessary though many physicians do refer their patients to us. Please call the clinic directly for an appointment.

  • What should I do before my first appointment?

    Your first visit allows us to get to know you and your feet better. By understanding the root cause of your foot problem, we will come up with a treatment plan that is specific to you. As a new patient, please arrive 5 minutes early to fill out forms. Please bring: your usual footwear plus any Orthotics, foot or ankle braces you may have, or any recent x-rays of your feet or legs. Please also be prepared to share information about any other medical concerns or medications you are taking.

     

  • Is my treatment covered by OHIP?

    No, chiropody treatments are not OHIP eligible. However, like dental care , most extended health and workplace insurance plans reimburse for chiropody treatments. ODSP, WSIB, Social Services, and Veterans Affairs may cover Chiropody treatments as well. Insurance receipts are provided.

  • How do you clean your instruments?

    All Chiropodists must adhere to strict infection control guidelines set out by the College of Chiropodists. We use steam sterilization (autoclave) and test daily to provide the highest level of disinfection of all our foot and nail instruments.

  • Why should I see a Chiropodist for Orthotics?

    Chiropodists and podiatrists are the only health professionals who are exclusively trained to assess and treat foot problems. Early detection of many foot problems can prevent more serious complications from developing.

    A Chiropodist will provide a complete examination of your foot. For custom Orthotics, the Chiropodist will carefully assess your feet through a Biomechanical Assessment and Gait Analysis. A plaster cast will be taken of your feet, capturing the uncompensated foot, and creating a custom orthotic that will provide optimal control of the foot during all activities.

    Chiropodists are Primary Care providers for Orthotics.

  • How do I know what shoes to buy?

    Please download our guide to buying shoes. This is helpful for adults, children and athletes of all ages.