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The Centenary Foot Clinic is located in The Scarborough and Rouge Hospital commonly known as "The Centenary Hospital". The clinic first opened its doors in October of 2004. Since that day the clinic's resident chiropodists (Doreen Lavoie Bird, D. Ch and Sandra Barrett Kent, D. Ch) have helped a vast number of patients ranging from children to senior citizens overcome challenges due to injuries and disorders (including diabetes). Many health care professionals have recognized the level of expertise available at the clinic. This recognition has resulted in numerous referrals. The fact that the clinic is located in a busy Toronto hospital further validates the high level of care offered by the clinic.

The clinic deals with painful symptoms as well as preventative foot care. Although new developments in foot care related products and treatment are constantly being announced the clinic's staff does not stray from their main goal which is to address the needs of their patients in a manner that is both medically sound and affordable. Note: Although OHIP does not cover chiropody services many health plans do. 

What are the qualifications of a Chiropodist?

Podiatric training begins with a curriculum of the basic medical science courses. These studies are combined with courses in:

  • Podiatric medicine 
  • Biomechanics
  • Pharmacology
  • Physical therapy 
  • Pediatrics
  • Local and regional anesthesia
  • Soft Tissue surgery

Third year students may apply for rotations in hospitals and private clinics across the province. All Chiropodists must pass a provincial board examination to practice in Ontario.

Chiropodists are licensed and regulated by the College of Chiropodists of Ontario for your protection.

 

 

Meet our office assistants

 

 

 


Sandy Bozinis (left))

Melanie Gladysz (right)

 

About our Chiropodists 

Doreen Lavoie Bird,     D.Ch is a graduate (1987) of the Michener Institute for Applied Health Science. She is currently affiliated with the Rouge Valley Health System at both the Centenary and Ajax site. Doreen also provides educational lectures to various groups and schools on an on-going basis. She  has completed the International Interdisciplinary Wound Course (IIWC) as provided by the University of Toronto.

Doreen is an avid badminton player (both recreationally and competitively). As a result she understands the injury pitfalls of playing such a demanding racquet sport and the importance of preventative "steps" to good foot care when off the court. This knowledge resulted in Doreen being a featured guest on the popular badminton podcast "Cross Court". Simply click the logo below to listen to the interview. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sandra Barrett Kent, 

D.Ch. is a graduate (1989) of the Michener Institute for Applied Health Science and has been affiliated with the Rouge valley Health System ever since. Sandra was a director on the Ontario Society of Chiropodists board for 3 years. She has also completed the International Interdisciplinary Wound Course (IIWC as provided by the University of Toronto).  

 

Sandra has over twenty-two years as a fitness instructor and is also no stranger to distance running and has participated in several sprint triathlons.  This knowledge has proven to be invaluable for Sandra when dealing with sports related problems. It also has led to her becoming a much sought after speaker and educator within the local community.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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