Chiropody Services

Meet Ms Melanie Atkinson

BSc(Hons), D. Pod.M Chiropodist

Founder of the Body & Sole Foot Care Clinic

Kemptville, ONT

Melanie is in our Winchester location on Wednesday's each week. You do not require a referral letter from your family physician to be seen BUT if you are claiming your visits through your insurance company they may require a letter. 

Melanie graduated from the London Foot Hospital and School of Podiatry U.K. in 1988. After working in England, looking for a new challenge, she came to Canada to teach at the Ontario Chiropody Program in Toronto. Enjoying her teaching contract at the Michener Institute, she continued to oversee Chiropody students on placements for several year after moving to the Ottawa area. She has worked in Hospitals, Diabetes Clinics, Commuinity Health Centres & Private Practice. As a recipient of the Paul Harris Award, from the Rotary International, Melaine was recognized for her years of dedicated volunteer work, setting up programs to reduce the rate of amputations due to diabetes in Caribbean countries.



Foot Issues/Pain

  • Achilles tendinitis
  • Bunions
  • Callus/Corns
  • Childhood foot alignment problems
  • Diabetic foot problems
  • Fallen arches
  • Flat feet
  • Foot and ankle injuries
  • Fungal infections of the nail and skin
  • Hammer toes
  • Heel pain/plantar fasciitis
  • Ingrown toenails
  • Sports injuries of the legs and feet

Diabetic Conditions

  • Annual diabetes foot check (Circulation & sensation check)
  • Diabetic wound care/foot ulcers
  • General preventive foot care

Knee/Leg/Lower Back Pain

  • Knee pain/patella-femoral syndrome
  • Postural pain (lower back)
  • Shin splints

Children’s Issues

  • In-toeing
  • Flat feet
  • Toe-walking
  • Plantar warts

Fungus, Warts, Skin & Toenails

  • Thick nails
  • Plantar warts
  • Fungal infections of the nail and skin
  • Callus/corns