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Diagnosis and Effective Treatment Plans

Chiropodist Angelo Casella does an initial assessment and provides a treatment plan to reduce pain and prevent foot problems.

About West Mountain Footcare Clinic

Angelo Casella, BSc. D.Ch. MSc.(Podiatry)

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Angelo Casella recently completed his Masters in Podiatry (MSc. Podiatry) from Queen Margaret University.


He is a former graduate of McMaster University with a BSc. in Chemistry, class of 1986, and is also a graduate of the Ontario Chiropody program.  


Angelo has been providing a wide range of foot care for his Hamilton and area patients, including orthotics and orthopaedic footwear, since 1990. 

Products and Services

Foot Care Products

We provide a full range of orthotic inserts (from soft accomodative to firm supportive braces) for all ages. Diabetic and sensitive foot problems are also addressed by our orthotic innersoles.

  • Foot creams and lotions
  • Orthopaedic devices such as toe spacers (custom moulded), toe props, pads for specific painful lesions
  • Night splints for chronic heel pain
  • Biofreeze/Cryoderm gel for soft tissue pain
  • Educational information on footcare and diabetic foot problems
  • Ultrasound therapy

Treatment for Foot Problems

We also provide treatment for foot problems such as:

  • Painful ingrown toe nails
  • Fungal infected toe nails
  • Plantar warts
  • Painful callouses and corns
  • Hammer toes
  • Metatarsalgia
  • Muscle spasms
  • Diabetic Footcare
  • Wound care
  • Flat feet
  • Heel pain/plantar fasciitis
  • Hell fissures and cracks

Custom Foot Orthotics

Additional Information

Custom foot orthotics are shoe inserts or insoles prescribed and fitted for a specific person by a qualified practitioner such as a podiatrist or chiropodist. Custom foot orthotics are designed to improve an imbalance in the foot by supporting and aligning the foot.


Custom foot orthotics are specially designed to be worn inside the shoe to control or correct abnormal foot function and/or accommodate painful areas of the foot. Properly designed custom orthotics fitted by a chiropodist may compensate for impaired foot function, by controlling abnormal motion across the joints of the foot. Custom foot orthotics are very comfortable, as they are custom made to fit a specific patient’s feet.


While over-the counter arch supports may help the occasional patient with minor arch discomfort, they frequently fail because they don’t properly control foot function and/or do not properly fit the patient’s feet.

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What Problems Can Custom Foot Orthotics Solve?

 Custom foot orthotics help prevent some of the complications of the chronically unstable foot such as strained ligaments caused by abnormal pronation (turning out of the heel and forefoot).

Well designed and custom foot orthotics fitted by a chiropodist or podiatrist can also solve many related problems such as ankle and knee pain, pelvis, hip and spinal pain and even headaches, all by preventing misalignment of the foot (which can significantly alter the way bones move within their joints).

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Diabetic Foot Care

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Diabetes is a syndrome that can affect many parts of the body such as the eyes, kidneys, heart and circulation, nerves and the feet. The feet are very much at risk of acquiring infections due to wounds from: 

  • Blisters
  • Cuts and abrasions
  • Poor fitting footwear
  • Abnormal foot structure

With proper assessment and routine foot care by a qualified Chiropodist, many of these diabetic foot complications can be treated and/or prevented. At the West Mountain Footcare Clinic, we see many diabetics for routine foot assessments and treatment. We take special care to examine and re-examine your feet to ensure that any problems that arise are detected and treated to the best of our abilities. 

The importance of diabetic foot care cannot be overlooked. 

Feel free to make an appointment for a foot assessment and treatment plan. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I Need a Medical Referral?

No, please call for an appointment, 905-538-6800 or have your doctor fax a referral to our office, 905 538-6805. 

Are Your Services Covered by OHIP?

No, unfortunately OHIP does not cover Chiropody services, however, some extended health insurance plans may cover most or all of our service fees. Please check with your insurance company for details on coverage.

Does Chiropody Treatment Hurt?

Treatment is typically not painful; every effort is made to provide a painless treatment to our patients.

How Do I Know If I Need Orthotic Insoles?

A complete biomechanical assessment will be performed at your appointment. Then, a proper course of treatment will be explained to you, which may include orthotic brace therapy if needed.

Do You Provide Treatment For Sports Injuries?

Yes. We assess all foot injuries and provide personalized treatment plans to assist in recovery.

Do You Treat Ingrown Toenails, Warts, and Callouses?

Yes. Ingrown toenails, wart, callouses, and other foot ailments are assessed and treated accordingly.

Contact Us

Parking

Metered municipal parking is available at the side/back of the building. Rate is 75¢ an hour, with a 25¢ minimum. 

West Mountain Footcare Clinic

556 Upper James Street Hamilton, ON L9C 2Y4 Canada

(905) 538-6800

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