The Clinique podiatrique de Granby opened in august 2010. Being the owner, this clinic is more than a job. It’s a dream come true, after waiting more than 13 years. Years of studying, of work as a nurse in a university health center and then a come back to school in podiatric medicine. Clients’ health is now my priority. Professional care & honest explanations are our promise.
Everybody can consult a podiatrist. Children, adults, elderly and diabetics can benefits from an evaluation.
No medical reference is necessary to consult a podiatrist. No services are covered by the RAMQ, but most private insurance do. We will give you a receipt for your insurance or your taxes.
The podiatrist diploma is a 1st cycle doctoral study of 4 years (192 theoretical and practical credits) offered by Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières – Programme du doctorat en poditrie. It is also given by 8 american colleges. A podiatrist is not a general practitioner, it’s a doctor un podiatric medecine; just like dentists and veterinaries.
Hope to meet you in our clinic,
Dre Geneviève Payette, podiatre
When a toothache takes us by surprise, we call our dentist without hesitation. We adopt the same behaviour when we have problems with our vision since the specialist is well-known. However, when foot pain strikes, we are often referred to a selection of supposedly competent people, but who to trust? Each profession has its own training to develop the appropriate skillset. Among these professionals, the podiatrist can help you. So, what is a podiatrist anyways?
The podiatrist is a professional whose education and practice is focused on foot health and movement of the lower limbs. They collaborate with your family doctor and other healthcare professionals with whom you’ve developed a relationship. The podiatrist takes care of anything foot-related: Painful, distorted or ingrown nails, calluses or callosities as well as plantar warts. Podiatrists can even detect anomalies or growth pains in children through a biomechanical exam. Diabetic patients can also benefit from the prevention of complications and treatment of ulcers. When necessary, podiatrists can prescribe orthotics without further medical reference and then adjust them so that they are tailored to your needs. Since 2004, the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières offers a 4 year undergraduate doctorate of podiatric medecine. These 4500 hours of training include a four-month internship in hospitals in New York. Podiatrists are part of a professional order whose role is to protect the public. But why take care of our feet? These small devices that each contain 28 bones, 31 muscles and 99 ligaments help us travel from 6 to 10,000 steps daily and are too often neglected. They help support the superstructure of the body, adapt to the soil, absorb shocks and propel us to the next step. Don’t you think they deserve pampering and attention? They can then take you wherever you want.