Who We Are at Feet For Life
Feet for Life Medical is a foot care and lower limb clinic in Barrie, Ontario, with a mission to provide quality foot care with a caring approach. Our Podortho Nurses are regulated health care providers with a speciality in foot and lower limb care, to provide you with the appropriate medical services covered by extended health benefits.
Our clinic offers a variety of medical and holistic treatments as well as products to serve all your needs and concerns. In addition to Foot Care, we also offer Orthotics and Compression Socks, Reflexology, Ionic Cleanses, and Fungal Laser Cure.
Podortho Nursing Foot Care
People from all walks of life can benefit, we all depend on our feet to keep us mobile. People who spend long hours on their feet could benefit from a relaxing foot care treatment and suggestions for improved foot health and comfort. Ongoing foot care maintenance is important for those with poor eyesight, diabetes, and diseases such as poor circulation, stroke, dementia, arthritis, joint problems, foot pain or other conditions that prevent people from being able to care safely for their own feet.
Your Feet For Life Team
Erin KingC.E.O | Podortho Nurse
Maria GuliziaClinic Manager
Lisa WilsonRegistered Physiotherapist
What Clients Say About Feet For Life
“I'm writing to let you know how happy I am with the treatment I received at Feet For Life over the past couple of weeks. My plantar fasciitis is much better. No more pain in the morning and that's thanks to the course of laser treatment that you recommended and I received at Feet For Life. I'll be heading out for a run this weekend! My appointments were booked to suit my schedule and in close succession of each other to maximize the benefit of the treatment. Everyone was professional, courteous and friendly. I won't hesitate to refer you and your clinic to friends, family and associates.”
“I want tell everyone, how much I appreciate the care of Erin at Feet for Life Medical. In the spring of '93 I stressed the knuckle of my big toe, on my right foot while at work. My general practitioner told me it was osteoarthritis. Fourteen years later of almost constant pain, I asked to be referred to a bone surgeon here in Barrie, to seek possible relieve. He also told me I had osteoarthritis that I could either have a new joint or have the calcium deposit 'shaved' off but that would not take the pain away. I opted for the latter as a new joint sounded far too risky. A year went by and I did not have a date for this procedure. I was tired of the almost constant pain and decided to look for alternative help. I called Feet for Life January 2008 and arranged for a treatment. 7 treatments later with the cold laser, took the pain away. I cannot wear heels higher than 1 1/2 inches or put full body weight on bended toes but I'm physically active. Gardening, biking and running in the summer and this winter I have taken up Karate. I wear supportive running shoes during these workout classes and feel great. I'm very glad to have found Erin at Feet for Life. I highly recommend her services to anyone who have problems with or pain in their feet.”
"Back in 1994 I was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes. Over the following 10 12 years just above my ankle, on my lower left leg quite a large area has gradually developed a very red almost crimson discoloration with a grayish, scabby-looking area at its center. To a much lesser degree this same condition has also formed in the same location on my right lower leg. At a regular foot care visit on Jan 24, my nurse, Erin Kooy, gave me a trial Laser Treatment. At this point in time, I could no longer feel my feet from the instep to the toes. Although I still had some circulation in my feet, I couldn't wiggle my toes hardly at all and I couldn't feel them wiggling, I had to look at them to see them move. Also most of the time my feet were cold. After the first treatment within 24 hrs my feet felt warm and there was a slight decrease in the red area on my legs. After a second treatment, two weeks later, there was a further decrease in the red area and the gray area. The red area was not as angry looking a colour either. My feet are continually warm, sometimes toasty warm. Three weeks later, after a third treatment, my feet are still very warm, the red and gray areas are less and the colours are fading. I have more feeling in my feet and more movement in my toes. I dont have to look at my toes to see if they are moving, I can feel them moving."
A few moths ago I had sore, swollen feet caused from a wart which over the counter remedies weren’t working. I was unable to walk, work out ect. The pain was terrible. I was searching for someone who did laser treatment. I’m so happy I made that phone call that day and Erin and her team at feet for life were able to help me return back to my activity of daily living with as little as two treatments. Their work is amazing. Friendly and professional care provided from everyone at feet for life.
“I went to Feet for Life for Diabetic foot-care. When I told them I had diabetic Neuropathy they told me it was treatable. This was a real surprise to me since several doctors had told me there was no treatment available at all! I've been living with totally numb feet and constant sharp shooting pains for 10 years! After 6 treatments in two weeks with laser and IR light; the sharp shooting pains have become almost non-existent and I have feeling back in my feet for the first time in ten years! Although not 100% I can feel the gas pedal in my car, know when my slipper has fallen off going up or down the stairs; and feel water hitting my feet in the shower. I'm continuing the treatments on a gradually decreasing frequency”
"I have had a very positive experience at Feet for Life. Maria and Stephanie have been great at the care and customer service they have provided. Erin has been very thorough in the treatment program and has resolved a problem that I have had for 25 yrs!"
"I'm writing to let you how much I appreciate the extraordinarily effective treatment I have so far received in your clinic, following many unsuccessful prior treatments elsewhere. Using your phototherapy and the compression system recommended by you (CircAid), my condition has improved substantially and I'm looking forward to complete healing. The clinic staff are most professional, giving the appropriate care as well as being exceptionally pleasant. I'll do my best to recommend you to others in need of wound and foot care."
"Just a note to thank you for the excellent care you have provided me since becoming your client. You and your staff at Feet For Life are always professional, competent and courteous. Your treatments and techniques are leading edge and you continually research the technology to ensure you are up to date with all aspects of your medical care. As an example, I had a recurring toe nail problem and you suggested that a "nail brace" a new treatment could help. I found it to be the most effective treatment to date and it resulted in eliminating that very painful problem. Your approach to foot care is a combination of traditional and unique methods, embracing both new leading technologies and a respect for traditional ways. I would not hesitate to recommend your clinic to anyone wanting excellent foot care in a friendly and courteous environment. Thank you, a happy client."
"My feet are more presentable - important in the summer. I've been able to go on extended nature walks including irregular territory - climbing and hiking without discomfort. First time in 15 years. Thank you for making my feet functional!"
"Results were amazing, my toe was soo bad and they got it fixed and healed. Very impressed with their professionalism and care of my foot. Went the extra mile for me. Thank you! I will definitely be back!"
"Staff friendly, professional, and knowledgeable. A pleasure to participate in the process of foot care. The Methylene Blue procedure really helped my foot/toe fungus."
"Recently I was diagnosed with arthritis in my knee. Anything I tried didn't seem to help with the swelling or discomfort. I heard about laser treatments through Feet for Life and decided to have three treatments. I found they helped with the swelling and pain. I believe that these treatments in addition to exercising my knee have helped my discomfort become more manageable."