Podortho® Foot Specialist Program for Regulated Health Care Providers

Podortho® Foot Specialist Program for Regulated Health Care Providers


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Podortho® Foot Specialist Program for Regulated Health Care Providers



Module 1 (Theory – 2 Days)
Live on-line theory with Erin King – Director of Education.

Module 2 (3 practicum days)
Will be scheduled with facilitator at the location the student chooses once theory portion is complete.

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What sets a Podortho Foot Specialist and our program apart from other Foot Care Courses? 

  1. Accredited by the Ontario Foot Care Association it provides ongoing practice support and ensures member practitioners are recognized, valued, and respected for their post-graduate continued education in foot and lower limb care and the care our members deliver is covered by extended health benefit insurers and government programs. 
  2. Postgraduate education includes more advanced concepts than any other foot care course. 

Podortho Foot Specialist program encourages a whole patient care approach to their foot and lower limb care concerns and conditions therefore our professional students learn how to treat;

  1. Skin and nail conditions
  2. Infections
  3. Biomechanical changes and conditions
  4. Orthotic Therapy
  5. Foot and lower limb pain
  6. Assess foot and lower limb injuries
  7. Wound care and healing

Our students learn to deliver advanced care with conservative non-invasive adjunctive therapies such as; 

  1. Therapeutic Laser/Photobiomodulation Therapy 
  2. Shockwave Therapy
  3. Nail infection treatment laser treatment protocols
  4. Nail correction bracing
  5. Non-invasive nail bracing (Podofix)
  6. Orthotic Therapy
  7. Business concepts
  8. Holistic concepts

What does your registration cost include?

 Free starter kit value of $1,000.00 (Only valid for students who choose to do their Clinical in Barrie)

-Podortho Foot Specialist Textbook designed for Nurses and various other Health Care Providers valued at $400.00

-Free 1 year membership to the supporting association Ontario Foot Care Association value $200.00

-Title protection to use the trademark career title “Podortho” Foot Specialist

-Hotel accommodation if travelling greater than 100 KMs from the main clinical teaching location value of $450.00

-Theory is live online with program creator and published author of Podortho Foot Specialist Textbook and is a Nurse who has been working in the field and who has owned her busy foot and lower limb care practice in her community for 22 years. The first nurse to open her own clinic in Ontario Canada. 

-Superior Clinical Placements with many case studies provided to students. 

This program begins with general foot care concepts and transitions into the most advanced concepts considering health care providers will work to their full scope of practice and to offer a wide range of foot and lower limb care in communities across Ontario, Canada.

Module 1 (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).
  • Ottawa location theory is online and can be done in both English and French.

Module 2 (3 practicum days)

  • Will be scheduled with facilitator at the location the student chooses once theory portion is complete.
  • 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 Podortho® Foot Specialist assessments, patient care, evaluation, patient health teaching and documentation observed by instructor.
  • FFLSPFS will cover hotel cost in Barrie for 2 nights if travelling from more than 100 kilometers away when you choose Barrie for your clinical training.

Module 3 (Independent Study)

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

Module 4 (OFCA Provincial Podortho® Foot 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.

Course Guidelines & Expectations

This course is designed to guide the Health Care Provider through our post graduate education program. Each student will be required to conduct some of their own research and possess the competencies to analyze and assess related information and transition this into their own practice.

Students will be required to complete reading assignments in the textbook provided with this program. Complete all chapter questions and assignments and submit to their facilitator.

Students will have the opportunity to work with many clients in professional clinic settings alongside their mentor’s. Skills practice is one on one with mentor and one client providing guided hands-on practice promoting a relaxed practice environment allowing the student to observe techniques for each type of treatment. Mentor will provide demonstration, and student will be able to practice each individual skill under the direction of their mentor who works along side them.

Attendance is 100% mandatory to successfully complete this program. All our facilitator’s will do their best to accommodate students who are traveling from a distance in terms of scheduling clinical days and will be scheduled in advance according to the clinic and students schedule.

Upon program registration, kindly access the registration form within the student resource portal by using your login credentials.

Student packages will be mailed out to students to the address provided on the registration form once registration form is completed and emailed to education@feetforlife.ca

Registration forms must be emailed in one week prior to theory start date to allow for shipping time and receipt of course materials.

Course Grading

All modules must achieve and mark above 75%

Students will also have access to the student portal to download learning/practice documents, and will be provided with a one year complementary membership to the Ontario Foot Care Association Inc. supporting health care members in the specialized practice of foot and lower limb care across Ontario. 

Our program qualifies for reimbursement through the Nursing Education Initiative (NEI) government program up to $1,500.00 per Annum. Applications are submitted through;


All modules must be completed in full prior to receiving documentation to submit with your NEI application.

All students must have their “Professional Liability Protective Insurance” up to date prior to clinical placement as per CNO.

Liability Insurance can be obtained through;


Additional information

Clinical Location

Barrie, Cornwall, London, Windsor, Custom Dates Available Upon Request ; Contact 705-812-2272 ext. 3

Theory Date (Online via Zoom)

March 2nd and 3rd 2024, April 13th and 14th 2024, May 9th and 10th 2024, June 9th and 10th 2024, August 8th and 9th 2024, September 11th and 12th 2024, October 10th and 11th 2024, November 6th and 7th 2024, Custom Dates Available Upon Request ; Contact 705-812-2272 ext.3