We will help to identify your needs and provide information on
a way to manage them.
Serving Sault Ste. Marie and District.
The foot is made up of a complex interaction of bones, ligaments, and
muscles. These structures help the foot alternate between being a
mobile, flexible adapter and a stable rigid lever. The foot is broken down
into two functional parts, the forefoot and the rear foot. Overall, the foot
functions in three primary ways:
provides a stable platform of support
attenuates impact upon loading
assists in efficient forward propulsion of the body.
When we walk there is a load placed on the foot and the leg. The human
foot has a definite, although varying capacity to accept weight before
injury results. The amount of weight tolerated before injury occurs varies
with the time course of loading and the individual ability to dissipate the
By modifications of footwear, it is possible to change the load delivered to
the body at foot strike and thus decrease injury. Shoe wear and Orthotics
may play an important role in maintaining normal foot function.
The prescription of inserts or Orthotics, as well as shoe wear or
modification of shoe wear has three important functions. The first function
is to provide protection to the foot and ankle. The second it to help
prevent injury by either decreasing the stress on the leg. This is thought
to occur through improved impact absorption or attempting to improve the
alignment of the leg through compensation for malalignment.
The third possible function is enhancement of performance. In order for
proper function the foot variation must be identified. People tend to have
either a flat foot (pes-plans) or a high arch foot (pes-cavus). Regardless
of the variation, the shoe must fit the foot and not vice versa. .
Assessment of Problems of the Lower Limbs and Feet
Treatment With Use of Footwear
Modification to Footwear
Custom Made Footwear and Orthotics
Advanced and Diabetic Nursing Foot Care Services Include:
Assessment, Treatment and Management of:
Management of Fungal Nails
Reduction of Corns and Calluses
Care for Fissured Heels
Diabetic Foot Care
Diabetic Health Teaching For Care Of The Feet
We also have a full Diabetic Foot Care Program, for more information
contact us at 705-949-7324
We are able to direct bill to most third party insurance companies.
Cost of Services:
Pedorthic Assessment $40.00
Nursing foot care $37.00 first visit
Follow up visits $32.00
Full foot ware assessment
Full Footwear Assessment At this appointment the client is asked to bring
all footwear used for activities of daily living. They are reviewed and
recommendations are made for ideal footwear to best suit individual
needs. Education about the ideal features of footwear for individuals with
diabetes is provided.
Services cost covered by:
Veteran’s Independence Program (DVA)
Non-Insured Health Benefits,
Native Affairs Most Third Party Insurance Companies
Members of: the College of Nurses, Registered Practical Nurse of
Ontario, College of Pedorthics of Canada, and the Pedorthic Association
© Feet First Inc. 2011
Hours of Operation
Monday to Friday
9:00 am till 6:00 pm
10:00 am till 4:00 pm