Central Vancouver Island Foot and Ulcer Protection Clinic
Referrals are now being accepted.
We are pleased to announce the opening of the Central Vancouver Island Foot and Ulcer Protection Clinic (CVIFUPC).
Our goal is to provide diabetic foot screening and risk assessment to all diabetic patients on an annual basis. This is a multi-disciplinary team approach with a focus on providing preventative foot assessments in the morning and biomechanical assessment and off-loading in the afternoon. The clinic will be held at the Caledonian Medical Clinic, 340 Campbell Street, Nanaimo (see map below for directions) and will be open every Wednesday starting 29 April 2015 and will be staffed by: Dr. Pieter Boshoff, MD, MBChB(Pret), International Interdisciplinary Wound Care Certificate
Katia Langton, Certified Pedorthist, Certified in Lower Extremity Amputation Prevention & Comprehensive Management and Treatment of the Neuropathic Foot. Canadian Diabetes Association representative for Diabetic foot care
Melinda Franklin, BSc Pharmacist, Certified Diabetes Educator
Services provided include:
Off-loading devices and custom orthotics may be covered by Social Services, Non-Insured Health Benefits (native affairs), extended benefits and DVA. We will attempt to access charitable donations through volunteer organizations.
Reports will be provided to the patient’s primary practitioner annually updating the patient’s risk category for developing further foot complications. These reports can be used as part of the Chronic Disease Management program. Recommendations regarding follow up assessments will be made to the patient as well as the referring health care provider.
Katia Langton is trained as a doctor of Chiropractic. She is the owner and operator of Oceanwalk Pedorthic Footcare and is also the Secretary of the Diabetic Foot Stream Committee of the International Diabetes Federation and co-authored the latest IDF guidelines to protect The Diabetic foot from breakdown.