Foot Care Program

Assessment, treatment and prevention of foot conditions such as ingrown toenails, warts, foot ulcers and infections. Preventative foot care services for people who are at high risk for developing foot disease and those not able to safely do own foot care.

This program is for: 

  • People who are unable to access foot care services through private coverage, benefits or other funded services
  • People with diabetes and peripheral neuropathy, peripheral arterial disease, charcot foot, ulceration, amputation or visual impairment
  • People with a debilitating foot condition, progressive neuromuscular condition, rheumatoid arthritis, foot infections or warts

Program Activities and Services:

  • Urgent appointments for patients with wound, infection and/or debilitating foot pain
  • In-office procedures for ingrown toenails, wart removal and/or wound management
  • Routine footcare for those at high risk for developing foot disease
  • Routine footcare for those unable to safely perform own footcare (*4 visits per year)

Goals for Participants:

  • To maintain or improve overall foot health
  • Prevention of complications through foot assessment, care and education

Team:

  • Registered Chiropodist
  • Registered Practical Nurse – Footcare

How to Access:

  • Physician, Nurse Practitioner or NFHT Clinician referral

Patient Resources

College of Chiropodists of Ontario

www.cocoo.on.ca

 

MASKS HELP PROTECT YOU AND ME

If you have an in-person appointment with a health care provider at any of the NFHT offices, please wear your own mask (homemade or otherwise). Please ensure the mask covers both your nose and mouth. These infection control protocols are to protect our patients and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

Need A Doctor?

For those with or without a family doctor, individuals in Northumberland can use the new website northumberlandcare.com to find the best way to reach a family doctor or nurse practitioner during the COVID-19 outbreak. Click here for the press release.Northumberland Care Press Release 2020-03-22

What’s Happening in Our Community

Seniors Moving Forward: The Northumberland YMCA has launched a program designed for seniors to promote healthy living and well-being.  To register for this free program contact Leslie Murray leslie.murray@nrt.ymca.ca or at 905-372-9247. For details click here.

 

Tick Talk – Ticks are now back. The confirmed number of ticks infected with Lyme disease has increased in Northumberland. If you find a tick attached to you, or a pet, remove it immediately. The risk of contracting Lyme disease increases after a tick has been attached  for 24 hours or is engorged. Speak to your healthcare provider if you need help removing a tick or if you subsequently have a bullseye rash or experience flu like symptoms. There is a treatment for Lyme disease. For a map of Lyme disease risk areas and more click here. 

 

Grocery shopping for seniors only and delivery service is available in Northumberland’s stores. Click here for a detailed list of hours.

 

Meals on Wheels – is accepting new clients and still delivering frozen meals. Call Community Care Northumberland 705-653-0932 or commcare.ca.

Osteoarthritis Information Sessions

Come learn from our Physiotherapist how to continue enjoying life despite having Osteoarthritis.

OA Workshop

4th Monday of every month.

10:00 to 11:30 am

Are You Ready to Quit Smoking?

This is a group session that will offer information on a variety of smoking cessation options.

Ongoing sessions alternating Tuesdays and Wednesdays

NFHT Smoking Cessation Workshop

Healthy Living Education Series

Come on out to learn about various Healthy Living Lifestyle topics on Physical Activity and Nutrition.

Healthy Living Workshop Series 2019

 

 

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