Health Care Providers Advance Your Career as a Podortho® Foot Specialist

Our program is both online and in person clinical practice with several locations to choose from. Contact us today for more information!

2023 Foot Care and Wellness Conference

October 14, 2023 | 9am-5pm

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ACCREDITATION

Our program is accredited through the Ontario Foot Care Association (OFCA) who communicate Podortho® Foot Specialist Core Competencies which is required for Podortho® Foot Specialist members to maintain membership.

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Are You Ready to Take Your NURSING
Career to the Next Level?

Nurses are eligible for reimbursement of up to $1,500.00 in tuition fees upon successful completion through the Nursing Education Initiative (NEI).

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PRACTICE SUPPORT

Students are given a one-year complementary membership to the Ontario Foot Care Association (OFCA) upon completion of our program, providing practice support through OFCA’s members' login. Member Benefits Include: use of the trademark title "Podortho Foot Specialist," practice documents & guidance, additional complementary courses, discounted courses, discounts to conferences, and entrepreneur advice.

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FOOT CARE SPECIALTY

Our program offers the most advanced theoretical and practical knowledge intake. Health Care Provider students will be confident and competent to deliver medical foot and lower limb care, meeting the growing and advancing needs of our population at the community level in independent practice.

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MULTIPLE LOCATIONS

With locations in Barrie, Cornwall, Ottawa, London, and Windsor. Sault St. Marie is coming soon. For those travelling long distances hotel accommodations are included in tuition fee.

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PODORTHO FOOT SPECIALIST TEXTBOOK

Offering a specialized textbook designed for health care providers to apply knowledge in foot & lower limb care to augment their individual scope of practice.

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COVERAGE

Our program qualifies through Canada-Ontario Job Grants, Nursing Education Initiative and the Beausoleil First Nations Education Program

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About Our Advanced Podortho® Foot Specialist Program

Feet for Life School of Podortho Foot Specialists offers comprehensive online live theory and in-person skilled hands-on clinical training at our various locations.

Our instructors are seasoned in the field of foot and lower limb care and have owned and operated successful clinics for decades.

Our students have the opportunity to work directly with a mentor one-on-one with each client in our professional clinical settings.

We encourage advanced learning and the utilization of adjunctive therapies, instruments, products, and equipment to meet the needs of each client, delivering comprehensive solution-oriented care.

All case studies, instruments, and equipment are provided for the student to learn in a professional environment.

Your tuition covers all aspects of this program, with no hidden fees or need to purchase any additional items. We mail out textbooks and practice supplies to our students prior to day one of our theory classes. Please ensure you register no later than one week in advance to allow program materials time to arrive at your doorstep.

  • Module 1
  • Module 2
  • Module 3
  • Module 4

(Theory 2 Days)

  • Live on-line theory with Erin King – Director of Education.
  • Biomechanics lesson is online and must be attended on scheduled date (facilitator will advise).

(3 practicum days, 2 days for PSW students)

  • 1 on 1 skills training in clinic setting with mentor.
  • Booked with clinic facility once theory portion is completed.
  • Multiple case studies each day with many different elements requiring advanced care.
  • Student will perform Foot Care Specialist assessments, patient care, evaluation, patient health teaching and documentation observed by instructor.

(Independent Study)

  • Chapter questions and assignments (submitted by student to instructor online).
  • working documents are provided to students through online portal once registered.

(OFCA Provincial Foot Care Specialist Exam)

  • In person exam and is typically booked on the last clinical day however can be booked with facilitator to write when ready to do so. It is recommended exam be written after modules 1, 2, and 3 have been completed.

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Program Information

Our programs are completed at the mature students’ own pace, as we recognize life is busy. Once officially registered, our students can become certified quickly to begin their new career and/or business.

This is a post-graduate program building upon the health care providers’ knowledge, skills, and experience. We promote advanced learning that complements the health care providers’ entry to practice health care education, specializing in foot and lower limb care.

It is our mission to ensure all of our students have developed the core competencies communicated by the OFCA and feel confident upon completion of our program.

Awarded Certificate from Feet for Life School of Podortho Foot Specialists.
One-year complementary membership to OFCA for Podortho Foot Specialist Program students and the exclusive use of the title Podortho Foot Specialist, with ongoing membership renewed annually.

Benefits of Feet for Life School of Podortho® Foot Care Program Versus Others

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Skills practice is held in a clinic setting one on one with client and mentor
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Podortho Foot Specialist Textbook, practice supplies, online student portal access to practice documents and assignments.
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Students do not need to purchase instruments or equipment for this course, however, students will have access to special discounts provided by our participating suppliers who work in collaboration with our school.
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Students will receive a one-year complementary membership to our supporting association The Ontario Foot Care Association (OFCA) whereby; they will have access to:

- Practice Documents
- References to Podortho Foot Specialists core competencies
- Complementary online education programs specific to advancing Podortho® Foot Specialist practice
- Advocation for recognition in our communities across Ontario Canada

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Benefits of Becoming a Podortho® Foot Specialist

Provide Quality One on One Care With Your Clients

Control Your Work Schedule

Earn a Great Income

Create Quality Work & Personal Life Balance

Meet Our Team

Our Podortho® Course Facilitators

Erin

Director of Education/ Nurse / Podortho® Foot Specialist
BARRIE

Erin

Barrie
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Pam

Registered Practical Nurse / Podortho® Foot Specialist
CORNWALL

Pam

Cornwall
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Lisa

Registered Nurse / Podortho® Foot Specialist / Pedorthist
LONDON

Lisa

London
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Sarab

Registered Nurse / BscN / Podortho® Foot Specialist
OTTAWA

Sarab

Ottawa
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Noor (Ali)

Registered Practical Nurse / Nurse Injector / Podortho® Foot Specialist
OTTAWA UNIVERSITY

Noor (Ali)

Ottawa
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Adam

Educator/ Registered Practical Nurse / Podortho® Foot Care Specialist
WINDSOR

Adam

Windsor
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Course Guidelines & Expectations

This post graduate program is for RN’s, RPN’s, LPN’s, Paramedics, Pedorthists, Registered Massage Therapists, Respiratory Therapists, and Athletic Therapists who wish to advance their careers in the specialized field of medical foot and lower limb care. This continuing education program is consistent with the standards of practice of the Ontario Foot Care Association (OFCA). The Regulated Health Care Provider will advance their knowledge, skills, and judgement in this area of care. The design of this program is to guide our students so that they acquire the appropriate competencies and feel confident to deliver this care when they complete our program. Our students will have access to ongoing support through the Ontario Foot Care Association Inc. An Ontario registered non-for-profit organization designed to support Podortho® Foot Specialists in their quest to provide advanced quality client care while working to their full scope of practice.

Our students will be expected to conduct some of their own research and possess the competencies to know when and how to assess related information which will continue throughout their Podortho® Foot Specialist Career. After completing module one theory component students will be able to utilize the knowledge obtained to transfer this into practical skills. Each student will also complete the required textbook reading and chapter questions and assignments which will be submitted to their facilitator online. OFCA approved provincial exam will be based on what the student has learned in class and clinical.

Attendance is 100% mandatory for in class learning and clinical. Exceptions can be made for students who are travelling from long distances if extenuating circumstances are present.

Become a Podortho® Foot Specialist Today

Podortho® Foot Specialists are in high demand in various health care settings. In clinics, LTC facilities, Home Care, and Hospitals.

We receive many requests for specifically Podortho® Foot Specialists who are highly regarded as foot and lower limb care specialists.