All our professionals at Simcoe Foot Clinic maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay up-to-date on the latest trends in podiatry.
Simcoe Foot Clinic's practioners are chiropodists. Chiropodists and podiatrists are the only regulated foot specialists in Ontario - an important distinction that needs to be emphasized. Moreover chiropodists and podiatrists are the only regulated health professionals in Ontario whose legislated scope of practice includs the provision of orthotics. The present scope of practice for chiropodists in Ontario is the following:
"The practice of chiropody is the assessment of the foot and the treatment and prevention of diseases, disorder or dysfuntions of the foot by therapeutic, orthotic or palliative means." The Chiropody Act, 1991 S.O. 1991, Chapater 20, s.4.
"In the course of engaging in the practice of chiropody, a member is authorized, subject to the terms, conditions and limitations imposed on his or her certificate of registration, to perform the following:
1. Cutting into the subcutaneous tissues of the foot.
2. Administering, by injection into feet, a substance designated in the regulations.
3. Prescribing drugs designated in the regulations.
4. Administering, by inhalation, a substance designated in the regulations."
1991, c. 20, s. 5 (1); 2009, c. 26, s.2 (1). The Chiropody Act, 1991 S.O. 1991, Chapater 20
Ian McLean, Chiropodist
B.Sc., D.Ch., B.Sc. Podiatric Medicine
Ian McLean has been practicing as a chiropodist for 20 years and is co-owner of the Simcoe Foot Clinic in Alliston , Ontario .
Ian obtained a Bachelor of Science in Biology at the University of Western Ontario, Canada (1990); Diploma in Chiropody at the Michener Institute of Applied Health Sciences, Canada (1996); and a Bachelor of Science in Podiatric Medicine at Sunderland University, England (2005).
Ian is licenced by the College of Chiropodist of Ontario and is a member of the Ontario Society of Chiropodists and the Prince Edward Island Podiatry Association. He is also a Clinical Coordinator for the chiropody intern students at the Michener Institutet for Applied Health Sciences.
Ian Volunteered on the Canadian Federation of Podiatric Medicine (CFPM) Board of Directors from 2010-2015, fulfilling the position of CFPM President from 2011-2015. He has also been an advisory member of the Stevenson Memorial Hospital (Alliston) since 2008.
Canadian Federation of Podiatric Medicine Student Mentor Award 2012
Michener Institute for Applied Health sciences Clinical Education Recognition Award 2014
Sonia Maragoni, Chiropodist
B.H.A., D.Ch., B.Sc. Podiatric Medicine
Sonia Maragoni has been a Chiropodist in Alliston since 1997.
Sonia obtained a Diploma in Chiropody at the Michener Institute of Applied Health Sciences, Canada (1997); a Bachelor of Science in Podiatric Medicine at Sunderland University, England (2005), and a Bachelor of Health Administration at Ryerson University, Canada (2008).
Sonia has been an advisory member of the Stevenson Memorial Hospital in Alliston since 2008 and was also part of the Health Professional Advisory Committee at the Central Local Health Integrated Network from 2008-2011.
Presently, Sonia is the President of the Ontario Society of Chiropodists and is a member of the College of Chiropodist, the Canadian Federation of Podiatric Medicine, and a professional member of the Diabetes Association.
Sonia is able to provide podiatric services in fluent French and Italian.
Vanessa Brunato, Chiropodist
Vanessa Brunato, Chiropodist, joined the Simcoe Foot Clinic team in July of 2016.
She is a member of the College of Chiropodists of Ontario, the Ontario Society of Chiropodists and the Canadian Federation of Podiatric Medicine.
Vanessa holds a Diploma in Chiropody from the Michener Institute of Applied Health Sciences (2016), a Bachelor of Applied Science from the University of Guelph (2013) and diplomas in Fitness & Health Promotion (2013) and Fitness & Lifestyle Management (2010).
Chairside Podiatric Assistant / Laser Technician
Jodey has been a valued member of our team since 2011. She obtained her Hopital Unit Clerk Certification from Loyalist College and is certified in Compression Fitting and CPR. In 2016, Jodey obtained a Medical Emergency certificate.
Front Desk Receptionist
Amy has a background in customer service and is a welcome addition to our team.
Patient Representative / Communications Coordinator
Stephanie holds a Diploma in Media Communications from Humber College and acts as a liason between the Simcoe Foot Clinic, its staff and patients. In 2016, Stephanie obtained a Medical Emergency certificate.
Alyssa joined us part-time in 2015. She is a full time student and a great addition to our team.
Our Good Times!
With over 20 years of providing quality foot care in Alliston, the team at Simcoe Foot Clinic understands the importance of celebrating our community by getting involved and giving back.