Podiatry Services in New Glasgow and Truro
A Podiatrist Can Treat Your Foot, Heel, Plantar Fasciitis and Leg Pain Problems.
Podiatrists and chiropodists are healthcare professionals able to diagnose and treat abnormal conditions of the feet and lower limbs. HealthWalks offers podiatry services at our clinics in New Glasgow and Truro, Nova Scotia. We treat clients from as far away as Amherst, Pictou, Elmsdale, Enfield, Antigonish and Cape Breton. Please contact us to arrange an appointment with our foot care specialists.
Podiatry Services include:
Musculoskeletal assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of feet pain such as heel pain, flat feet, arch pain
Foot and ankle mobilizations
Plantar Fasciitis assessment and treatment
Toenail problems, such as thickened toenails, fungal nail infections or ingrown toenails
Treatment of ingrown toe nails. Treatment may involve conservative pathway or nail removal surgery done in office
Hard skin, corn and callus removal
Regular nail care
Diabetic foot assessment and foot care with footwear advice
Treatment of verrucas/warts
Prescribe and issue custom foot orthotics including writing the prescription for your insurance company
Dry and cracked heel treatment
General foot care advice on how to look after your feet and what type of shoes to wear
Toe nail reconstruction
See below for treatment options and pricing.
Bruce McLaggan - Podiatrist
Born in South Africa, Bruce was trained in podiatry in the UK. He moved to Nova Scotia in 2010 to run a clinic in the Annapolis Valley. He is passionate about helping people regain their desired activity level. With 24 years experience as a podiatrist, Bruce specializes in skin and nail care as well as assessment and treatment of the diabetic foot. He diagnoses lower limb pathology and is able to recommend and fit custom foot orthotics, footwear and exercises/stretches.
Bruce has extra training in foot mobilizations and can work on the lower limb, treating the cause of foot and ankle pain. He is recognized through private insurance plan coverage to write your orthotics prescription and is part of Canada's only regulatory body for podiatry/chiropody.
What happens during your consultation?
When you book, we will determine from what you tell us you need if you will see the podiatrist for a:
1. Biomechanical Consultation/foot pain - $95
This appointment includes medical history, musculoskeletal assessments including a gait analysis, diagnosis, and treatment. This is for patients who complain of pain to their feet, legs and back that may be related to their feet. Footwear is also discussed.
2. Skin/Nail Care Consultation - $95 initial appointment and $80 for repeat appointments
This appointment includes a medical history and depending on your needs may include checking the blood circulation and feeling in your feet. You will be involved in a discussion of your treatment plan and diagnosis.
Any minor problems that are picked up can usually be treated on the spot by our foot care specialists, including the removal of hard skin, corns and calluses, and nail care.
If you require any major work to your feet, a repeat office visit may be required.
For ongoing skin and nail care, the podiatrist will give your recommendations on how often you should be seen.
Treatment Options That May be Recommended for you during Podiatry Visit & Cost
1. Options for improved footwear $150 - $250 depending on brand and style
2. Podiatry foot care (callous removal, nail care and/or diabetic foot care) $95 initial consult, $80 repeat consult
3. Off-the-shelf orthotics $45 - $75
4. Custom made orthotics plus $95 consultation $325 - $375
5. Foot Mobilization Therapy (FMT) and Tool Assisted Massage (TAM) $50 per visit
6. Home program of stretching and strengthening exercises no cost
7. Compression or support socks $34 – $110 knee high socks
8. Referral to other health professionals for further intervention or diagnostic tests no cost