Ontario Foot Care Association

Foot Care Textbook

This advanced foot and lower limb care textbook is intended to support continuing education for Registered Nurses, Registered Practical Nurses, and Registered Nurses Extended Class (Nurse Practitioners) who wish to obtain post-graduate education in foot and lower limb care and become experts in this specialized field of care. Further to this, upon receiving a completion grade in this comprehensive program and joining as a member of our not-for-profit organization, The Ontario Foot Care Association Inc., practitioners will be able to utilize the trademark career/job title, Podortho® Foot Specialist.

This textbook is a resource tool for classroom and clinical instruction prepared by Erin King, Director of Education , Registered Practical Nurse and Podortho® Foot Specialist. Erin has two decades of community and private practice experience, specializing in advanced foot and lower limb care. Erin has compiled twenty years of her knowledge in practice to share with her readers.

Studying and practicing Podortho® Foot Care is an exciting journey and provides each practitioner with cutting-edge skills and theoretical knowledge to deliver all-encompassing care to meet their client’s foot and lower limb health care needs. Practitioners are taught how to address their client’s initial concerns and translate how those conditions affect one’s overall health related quality of life. Additionally, practitioners will learn concepts involving prevention strategies and the importance of providing nursing health education as a central component of care thus, empowering their clients. Nurses will advance their knowledge and skills utilizing new technologies, advanced instrumentation and the incorporation of holistic treatment to augment their practices.