The podiatrist is a health specialist who completed a doctorate in podiatric medicine at the university and possesses a practice licence issued by the Ordre des podiatres du Québec. He’s able to diagnose and treat all foot-related issues. The prescription and fabrication of plantar othoses are part of the numerous forms of treatment that he uses.
The orthotist-prosthetist, after completing a college degree, becomes a technician who fabricates orthoses that are prescribed by a health specialist like a doctor or a podiatrist. The orthosist may exercise his profession without being a member of the Association des orthésistes, prothésistes et orthésistes du pied or the Ordre des technologues professionnels du Québec.
It’s never too early to consult a podiatrist. When any abnormal development of a child’s foot is suspected, the podiatrist is able to assess its level of seriousness and to intervene if necessary, while always considering the child’s age.
Children’s health and well-being are a priority at the Podiatric Clinic of Laval. That’s why we insist on keeping a close eye on how children develop over the years.