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"Chiropody is the assessment of the foot and the treatment and prevention of disease or disorders of the foot by therapeutic, surgical, orthotic, and palliative means." 


Chiropodists are primary healthcare providers that treat people of all ages and activity levels. A referral or previous diagnosis of foot pain is not required to visit a chiropodist. Chiropodists offer general and preventative foot care for a wide range of foot and toe conditions. Are you suffering from plantar fasciitis, heel pain, flat feet or diabetic foot issues? We treat at all the levels of the foot, from surface skin infections, ingrown toe nails to bone and joint pain. We also can provide custom orthotics. 


Your first Aurora chiropody visit will include a full history and foot exam which will allow your chiropodist to develop a comprehensive management plan to meet your foot care needs.

Chiropody services may be covered by your third party insurance, so check with your plan administrator for more details.


Steven Lee Smith is a chiropodist who graduated from the University of Salford in the UK in 2005 and has worked in various settings across several countries including the UK, Australia and Ireland. Steven has made Canada his home with his lovely wife and two beautiful daughters. He has been happily practicing chiropody in Canada for the last five years, offering full service foot care from diabetic nail, ingrown toe nail, callous/wart removal, cortisone injections, shockwave therapy for plantar fasciitis and heel pain, and has assessed and prescribed orthotics for those suffering with flat or high arches. 

Steven comes from a sporting background with a past career in football (soccer). Given his personal experience in sports and keen interest in lower limb mechanics and their contribution to soft tissue injuries, this has enabled him to treat a vast range of athletes from men to women and children of all ages at various levels of competition from recreational to elite professionals.  

Steve is a strong advocate for a multidisciplinary approach to injury treatment, working alongside various other health professional  from orthopedic surgeons, physiotherapists, chiropractors, massage therapists, and fitness instructors to facilitate a comprehensive treatment protocol with goals of rapid recovery from injury.

Steve is committed to continuing professional development and is currently studying his Masters in Theory of Podiatric Surgery at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh. Steve also holds a PGCert in Psychology and Sports Science (Kinesiology) and is a current member in good standing with the College of Chiropodists of Ontario.

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Chiropodists are trained to treat a variety of different foot problems and foot pain. These problems include the following:

  • Thickened toenails

  • Ingrown toenails

  • Fungal nail or skin conditions

  • Foot, ankle, knee, hip, or back pain

  • Heel pain

  • Corns and calluses

  • Plantar warts 

  • Diabetic wound care

  • Arthritic foot care

  • Bunions and other toe deformities

  • Dry and cracked skin

  • Congenital foot deformities

  • Neuromas and peripheral neuropathies

  • Sports injury and repetitive strain injuries

Treatments may include, but are not limited, to the following:

  • Custom made or customized footwear or orthopedic shoes

  • Custom orthotics and ankle braces

  • Therapeutic modalities, ultrasound, TENS

  • Shockwave therapy

  • stretching, strengthening, heat/cold

  • Steroid injections or oral medications

  • Minor surgical procedures

  • Hands-on care for foot pain

  • Nail and skin management

  • Compression stockings

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