When it comes to the health of seniors, a lot of attention is on mental, cardiovascular and immune health. However, tending to the feet can be a really important way to promote comfort, mobility and dignity.
Your feet can also be the first sign that you have specific problems. Diabetes and vascular disease, for instance, can lead to poor circulation, infections and poor healing of scrapes, cuts and bumps to your feet and lower legs. Arthritis may also show first in the feet, as with gouty arthritis or rheumatoid arthritis. Foot problems can also lead to changes in how you walk, potentially increasing your risk of falls.
Ujala is a certified chiropodist who graduated with a B.A. from McMaster University in Biological Anthropology and then went on to attend The Michener Institute of Applied Health Sciences where she received her advanced diploma of Health Sciences in Podiatric Medicine. In good standing with the College of Chiropodist of Ontario, she possesses clinical experience in both private practice and public health. In 2011, Ujala completed the International Interprofessional Wound Care Course through the University of Toronto and is now a certified wound care specialist.
Ujala practices at Ontario Foot and Orthotics - Milton and Ontario Foot and Orthotics - Cambridge where she offers a variety of foot care services that include general foot care, custom orthotics and orthopaedic shoes, diabetic foot care, wound care, warts and fungal infections, ingrown toenails, various surgical procedures, compression stockings, and more