Foot care

Foot Clinic“Where medi meets pedi”

What is a certified master in Podology?

The Certified Master Podology (CMP) designation was created in North America to help distinguish the foot care professional who has advanced training and knowledge, from a standard salon technician. Podology is a non-medical advanced European wellness foot nail care service and client consultation. It is more than a manicure of the feet but less than a podiatry treatment. One with a CMP designation has been trained in:

Foot care
  • Advanced pedicure techniques
  • Infection control
  • Foot hygiene
  • Disinfection and sterilization
  • Gait analysis
  • Biomechanics of the foot and lower limb
  • Skin and nail disorders
  • Diabetic foot care
  • Oncology foot care
Foot Consultation (90 mins)$125
Following Visit (60 mins)$85

The foot is a perfect marriage of form and function! Did you know that there are over 7000 nerve endings, 26 bones, 2 sesamoid bones, 33 joints, 20 muscles, and 107 ligaments in a human foot?

“When your feet hurt, you hurt all over”

Your health problems may be foot related. The stability of your feet can have a profound effect on the other areas of your body, as they are the foundation and support for your entire body, and even a slight misalignment can disturb the superstructure above them. This can result in:

  • Poor posture
  • Strained muscles and spinal misalignment
  • Discomfort while standing, walking and running
  • Problems with the feet, knees, hips or neck

Proper footwear is essential in ensuring that your feet are healthy and carry you through life. Here are a few tips to help you select footwear that is comfortable and beneficial for your feet and body:

  • When trying on footwear to purchase, always try both shoes on
  • Avoid selecting footwear with seams or stitching along problem areas such as bunions
  • Selecting footwear with laces will allow for the accommodation of higher insteps, orthotics and devices such as braces
  • Look for footwear made of softer materials with some flexibility in them
  • Ensure that the widest part of your foot fits comfortably in the widest part of the shoe
  • Remember that shoe sizes are not standard; if need be, go up or down a size when selecting footwear

A stable foot features a well-defined arch and proper muscle positions, and functions as a rigid lever for maximum power and propulsion during “toe off” while walking, running, dancing, or whatever your activity. So take good care of your feet, and they will take care of you in return! For more information on the foot care services that we offer, please visit our additional Nourishing Thyself Clinic pages.