Werkman Foot Clinic Remains Open

Posted on Thursday, April 8th, 2021

Werkman, Boven & Associates will remain open, providing essential foot health care during the “Stay-at-Home” order.

We continue to follow our comprehensive COVID-19 safety plan, which includes:

  • Active health screening and temperature checks for all patients, employees, and anyone else entering the clinic
  • Mandatory masking
  • Mandatory hand washing or sanitizing
  • Appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) for all staff
  • Air purification in the clinic removes 99% of all airborne viruses, bacteria and fungus

A few friendly reminders…

Please do not be early

While we appreciate our patients’ punctuality, we will have to disagree with Shakespeare’s advice on being early.

We would like to remind our patients to please come into the clinic at their scheduled appointment time to maintain proper physical distancing.

If you are unsure if you should come in, please call or text our office from your vehicle. We appreciate you working with us to keep all of us safe!

COVID-19 questions are MandatoryWe understand that our patients are tired of being asked the same repetitive COVID-19 screening questions. However, to keep all of us safe, we must ask you these mandatory questions. Please be respectful when answering these questions, and of the areas we have requested you to wait in.

Our Oakville foot clinic remains open for in-person appointments. Should you require an appointment, please give our office a call or send us an email.

We appreciate our patients’ understanding and support in helping keep all of us safe during these uncertain times!

Meet the Team: Stephen Witiuk – Chiropodist

Posted on Wednesday, March 24th, 2021

Since the pandemic has put a damper on meeting new people, we thought we would take the opportunity to introduce or reacquaint you with Chiropodist Stephen Witiuk.

Stephen is a Registered Chiropodist who provides routine foot care and treats everyday foot health concerns as well as more complex issues.

Stephen is passionate about sports such as golf and hockey. He played in the junior A division in his hockey glory days but was sidelined with an ankle injury requiring extensive rehabilitation. This experience gives Stephen a unique perspective when treating sports injuries, addressing biomechanical concerns and applying orthotic therapy.

Since medical foot care qualifies as an essential service, Stephen is available to meet you in person with proper COVID-19 safety protocols in place to discuss your foot health concerns and address them.

Book an appointment with him in our Oakville Foot clinic today!

Treating Ingrown Toenails During COVID-19

Posted on Wednesday, March 10th, 2021

Dealing with an ingrown toenail can be challenging in the best of circumstances. The COVID-19 pandemic has complicated how you seek and receive treatment. The good news is that your ingrown toenail can be assessed and treated at our Oakville Foot & Orthotic Clinic, no referral required. As an essential service, we remain open throughout the pandemic and follow comprehensive COVID-19 safety protocols.

What causes an ingrown toenail?

You may be wondering why the edge of the nail will grow into the surrounding skin, causing pain and inflammation. There are several main causes:

  • Shoes and socks that are too tight
  • Improper toenail cutting
  • Injury
  • Hereditary

How do I care for an ingrown toenail?

Here at Werkman, Boven & Associates, we offer multiple options for caring for an ingrown toenail.

  1. Routine nail care every few weeks, in which our footcare practitioners will trim your toenails to the proper length and shape.
  2. Nail surgery, a more permanent solution where our registered chiropodists will remove a small portion of the nail’s side. You can watch a short video on the procedure that Richard Werkman performed. (Content Warning: Graphic Content)

Those with Diabetes should never attempt to treat an ingrown toenail. Book an appointment to have your nails cleanly and expertly taken care of by our chiropodists.

It is time to see your chiropodist for professional care before the nail becomes infected and painful. Send us an appointment request or give us a call to have your foot health concerns addressed. We are a friendly bunch and happy to answer any questions you may have!