What is a Foot Care Nurse

What We Do

“Develop a holisitic client profile by assessing a clients footcare needs”

  • Treat a client by cutting and filing nails, reducing corns and calluses non- invasively within our scope of practice
  • Provide education to clients so they can improve their own foot care to prevent pain and complications (includes assessment of foot wear, aids etc)
  • Refer client to relevant healthcare specialties
  • Sterilize equipment according to recent Infection Control Guidelines.

Holistic includes the following:

  • Medical condition
  • Physical and cognitive limitationsVancouver Footcare
  • Clients available support (family, care givers)
  • Clients goals and ability to comply


Suggested visit frequency will be determined by discussion between nurse and client and can always be adjusted.

Services provided by Nurses:

  1. Interview and history
  2. Assess feet & nails, ambulation, environment, foot wear, skin condition, circulation
  3. Education through sharing assessment, talking about prevention/management

Clients should provide:

  • List of medications
  • Medical history
  • Towel
  • Good lighting
  • Comfortable chair
  • Shoes

*Check with your extended health if they cover “nursing foot care”.
*Can be applied to health section of income tax if no other coverage – also state “nursing foot care”.