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Frequently asked questions

Sonia Footcare is committed to delivering the highest quality foot care. Foot troubles can significantly impact our quality of life, which is why we, at Sonia Footcare, are here to address all your personal foot and hand care needs. Please review our FAQ section to understand how we can best serve you.

Do FootCare nurses provide pedicures?

Foot care nurses are registered nurses (RNs) or registered practical nurses (RPNs) who are registered and in good standing with the provincial regulatory body, the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO). In addition to their nursing program, foot care nurses undergo specialized training. As part of holistic nursing care, a foot care nurse conducts a lower limb assessment when providing foot care to evaluate skin integrity.


During this assessment, the foot care nurse assumes a medical responsibility to report any identified medical issues to the client and their caregivers. With the client’s permission, the foot care nurse will also notify their family doctor, ensuring a collaborative approach to comprehensive patient care. This commitment reflects the dedication of foot care nurses to ensuring the overall health and well-being of their clients.

Who are FootCare nurses?

Foot care nurses are registered nurses (RNs) or registered practical nurses (RPNs) who are registered and in good standing with the provincial regulatory body, the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO). In addition to their nursing program, foot care nurses undergo specialized training. As part of holistic nursing care, a foot care nurse conducts a lower limb assessment when providing foot care to evaluate skin integrity.

Why is it important to see a foot care nurse?

Foot care is crucial for assessing injuries, diseases, cuts, blisters, and circulation, among other concerns. An educated foot care nurse is adept at swiftly addressing these issues, providing valuable education to clients, and offering appropriate treatment recommendations. This proactive approach to education can help prevent further damage and maintain overall foot health.

Foot care nurses undergo additional training and education specifically focused on the anatomy and physiology of the foot and lower limbs. This specialized knowledge positions them as experts in addressing a comprehensive range of foot care needs. From nail care to health promotion and education, nursing foot care plays an integral role in enhancing the quality of life for individuals.

In summary, seeking the expertise of a foot care nurse is essential for proactive foot health management, timely intervention, and the promotion of overall well-being.

Who Should See a Foot Care Nurse?

Ideally, everyone can benefit from the services of a Foot Care Nurse. However, certain individuals are at a higher risk and may particularly find these services valuable. Those who should consider regular visits to a foot care nurse include:

  • Individuals with poor eyesight
  • Individuals with diabetes
  • Those who have difficulty trimming their own nails
  • Individuals with a history of foot ulcerations
  • Those undergoing dialysis
  • Individuals with arthritis
  • Those with decreased mobility
  • Those with poor circulation
  • Individuals with autoimmune disorders and similar health concerns

Regular appointments with a foot care nurse are especially important for those in the mentioned categories to proactively address foot health, prevent potential complications, and maintain overall well-being.

Do You Provide a Receipt?

Clients will receive a receipt by email after each visit. If a hard copy is required, please inform your foot care nurse when booking your appointment.

Are Treatments Covered by Insurance?

When you receive treatments from a foot care nurse, you may be eligible for reimbursement from your insurance provider. Reimbursement amounts can vary based on the type of treatment and the policy of your insurance provider. Please contact your insurance provider for specific details regarding coverage and reimbursement.

What Are the Accepted Payment Methods?

We accept cash, debit, cheque, and e-transfer payments. Please note that we do not accept credit cards at this time

Are Referrals Needed to Receive Treatment?

Referrals from your doctor or other care providers are not required to access our services. However, please be aware that your insurance company may require a referral for coverage.


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How do you keep track of visits?

We utilize an electronic charting system called Cliniko, which serves as a comprehensive tool for scheduling and charting appointments. This system also facilitates the sending of appointment reminders to our clients.

To book an appointment, clients can either send us an email or give us a call. Availability depends on the area in which the client is located, as we make efforts to efficiently group clients together for convenience.

(IPAC) Canada Foot Care Compliance

Sonia FootCare nurses adhere to stringent infection prevention and control (IPAC) standards in foot care, aligning with the guidelines set by IPAC Canada. Committed to maintaining the highest level of compliance, Sonia FootCare prioritizes the safety and well-being of clients by implementing rigorous IPAC protocols.

This dedication ensures that all foot care services provided by Sonia FootCare are delivered in a manner that minimizes infection risks and upholds the highest standards of hygiene. By integrating IPAC Canada’s recommendations into their practices, Sonia FootCare nurses demonstrate a commitment to excellence and a proactive approach to preventing the spread of infections.

Clients can trust Sonia FootCare not only for expert foot care but also for a safe and hygienic environment. The emphasis on IPAC Canada foot care compliance reflects Sonia FootCare’s unwavering dedication to the health and safety of those they serve.

How are Instruments Cleaned?

At Sonia Footcare, the utmost importance is placed on the health and safety of our clients, and this is particularly evident in our infection control measures.

All instruments used at Sonia Footcare undergo a stringent cleaning process to ensure their sterility. We employ two primary methods for instrument sterilization:

1: Ultrasonic Cleaner and Autoclave: Instruments are meticulously cleaned in an ultrasonic cleaner, which employs high-frequency sound waves to remove debris. Subsequently, they undergo sterilization in an autoclave. An autoclave is a sophisticated machine that utilizes high temperatures and pressure. Once the instruments are placed inside and the autoclave reaches the ideal environment, it works to eliminate all bacteria, viruses, and spores. This rigorous process guarantees the safety of our clients by preventing the transmission of infections.

2: Disposable Instruments: In addition to sterilization, Sonia Footcare also employs disposable instruments when applicable. This further ensures a one-time use, eliminating any risk of cross-contamination.

At Sonia Footcare, we believe in delivering exceptional foot care, and this commitment extends to the use of superior equipment and rigorous sanitization methods. Our dedication to maintaining a hygienic environment reflects our ongoing commitment to providing a safe and comfortable experience for all our valued clients.

What Kind of Equipment Do We Use at Sonia Footcare?

The footcare nurses at Sonia Footcare prioritize the use of high-quality, medical-grade equipment to ensure the best possible care for our clients. Here’s an overview of the equipment we utilize:

1: Stainless Steel Instruments: Our footcare nurses employ a range of stainless steel instruments. These instruments are durable, corrosion-resistant, and meet stringent medical standards. Before each client appointment, these instruments undergo thorough sterilization using an autoclave, guaranteeing their cleanliness and safety.


2: Electric Podiatry Files with Vacuums: For precision and effectiveness, our footcare nurses utilize electric podiatry files equipped with vacuums. These files are designed to reduce dust, providing a cleaner and more controlled environment during foot care procedures. As with all our equipment, these files are subjected to rigorous sterilization through the autoclave before being used for any client.

The use of such advanced and hygienic equipment underscores our commitment to delivering top-notch foot care services. Sonia Footcare prioritizes the well-being of our clients, and the careful selection and maintenance of our equipment reflect our dedication to providing a safe and comfortable experience for each individual we serve.