Amanda Birch

Biography

Amanda Birch is certified Chiropodist from the Michener Institute. Amanda has an extensive background in kinesiology, personal training and pedorthics that allows her to excel as a Chiropodist. She graduated from Western University with a B.A Honours Specialization in Kinesiology and a diploma in Pedorthics. Amanda spent two years working as a Pedorthist allowing her to have extensive knowledge and skills on making and modifying custom foot orthoses by hand or from a lab. She has a strong ability to cast through plaster of paris, foam, wax and laser.

Amanda takes detailed patient history, footwear wear analysis, weight bearing body assessment, gait analysis, appropriate functional tests, non-weight bearing lower limb joint range of motions, casting for custom foot orthoses, footwear modifications, padding/taping, compression stockings and provides patient education on a wide variety of topics. She has exposure to many types of lower limb pains, injuries and deformities such as; plantar fasciitis, Achilles’ pain, fractures, ankle, shin, knee, hip and lower back pain. She also provides fast and efficient treatments of ingrown nails, corns, calluses, warts, and diabetic feet with knowledge to generate new and appropriate treatment plans suitable for each unique patient. Additionally, she administers injectable materials within the scope of practise to preform soft tissue surgeries (nail removals for ingrown nails, tendon releases for claw toes, wart needling and excision, cyst removal) and appropriate prescription of necessary medications

Amanda has a history of being active in competitive basketball, rugby, running, and ultimate frisbee and currently runs, weight lifts, plays ultimate frisbee, and enjoys yoga. With multiple sports and running related injuries, she decided to specialize in treating the foot, specific to sports, and allows her to  understand the athletes specific needs.

Education/Training
B.A. Honours
Specialization in Kinesiology at Western University
Pedorthics Diploma at Western University
Podiatric Medicine Diploma at the Michener Institute of Applied Health
Certifications
  • Compression stockings measurements and fitting
  • Custom Made Arizona AFO Bracing
  • Custom Fitted foot drop Bracing
  • Can Fit Pro personal trainer
Specialty Interests
  • Custom made orthotics specific to sports
  • Biomechanical and Gait analysis
  • Wart treatment and surgeries
  • Running injuries and footwear for running
  • Ingrown toe nails
  • Diabetic education and treatment
  • Footwear education
Professional Memberships
  • College of Chiropody
  • Ontario Society of Chiropodist
  • College of Pedorthics
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