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My Story

Foot Care Nurse in Kingston

Vickie Shi

Registered Practical Nurse, AFCN

Certified Fitter for Sigvaris Compression Stockings

Podortho® Nurse

I am a graduate of Seneca College studying the Practical Nursing program and obtained my license to practice nursing through the College of Nurses of Ontario in 2014 and acquired a wide variety of experience in many areas of nursing in the past 7 years. I now specialize in safe, professional, advanced nursing foot care with a passion to optimize my clients over all health by providing superior foot and lower limb care and utilizing the skills learned in my specialty area of nursing in advanced foot and lower limb care.

In my practice I use only surgical grade tools. All instruments are sterilized to point of use according to the Public Health Ontario Standard. 

I follow the National Competencies for Advanced Nursing Foot Care in Canada; Canadian Association of Foot Care Nurses; Ontario Podortho Nurse Association.

My goal is the promotion of mobility, comfort and independence. I also strive to prevent the possible complications that can result from foot and toe deformities, diabetes, and toenail issues.

All care is completely confidential.

Who are Podortho Nurses


OPNA Podortho Nurse’s Practice Statement

Podortho® Nurse’s are Registered Nurses (Registered Practical Nurse, Registered Nurse or Nurse Practitioner(s) who are Regulated Health Care Providers that specialize in the field of Advanced Medical Foot and Lower Limb Care.


The primary objective of a Podortho® Nurse is to optimize foot and lower limb health, improve client mobility and overall health related quality of life. This is achieved by performing lower leg and foot assessments, which has been known to detect early signs of life-threatening diseases or disabling conditions.


In conjunction, Podortho® Nurses use the nursing process to diagnose, develop and implement a plan of care, then evaluate patient outcomes, while working as part of an interdisciplinary health care team or independently to provide quality client care.

Podortho Nurse’s Mandate


"The Ontario Association of Podortho Nurses mandate Is to support members by promoting the role of the Podortho® Nurse in career objectives to work in an interdisciplinary health care setting or independent practice."

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