Who We Are
The OPMA is a voluntary professional association established to protect and advance the interests of our members and of the podiatry profession in Ontario. The OPMA represents the podiatry profession and Doctors of Podiatric Medicine/DPMs in Ontario.
Podiatry in Ontario
In Ontario, podiatrists are a class of members of the College of Chiropodists of Ontario. To practise as a podiatrist in Ontario, one must hold a "Doctor of Podiatric Medicine/DPM" degree from one of the nine Colleges of Podiatric Medicine in the United States, or from the podiatry program offered by the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières campus.
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"Putting Your Best Foot Forward Act" Cristina Martins, Toronto MPP.
Toronto MPP Cristina Martins (Davenport) tabled her “Putting Your Best Foot Forward Act” today, October 17, 2017, in the Ontario Legislature. The Bill will make changes to the Occupational Health and Safety Act and “prohibit employers from requiring an employee to wear footwear that is not appropriate to the protection required for their work."
The President of the Ontario Podiatric Medical Association, James Hill stated: “Clinical evidence demonstrates that wearing high heeled shoes causes a much higher incidence of bunions, musculoskeletal pain and injury than those who do not wear high heels.”
OPMA applauds this Private Member's Bill for advancing workers' foot health in Ontario.
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