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Dr. Roy L. Mathews D.P.M.

As a podiatrist and as an avid athlete, Dr Mathews has a passion for solving the foot problems of active people and getting..

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Dr Victor Quintoro D.P.M.

Dr. Victor Quintoro’s deep love for sports and physical activity led him to pursue a Bachelor in Exercise Science specializing..

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ABOUT PODIATRISTS

ABOUT PODIATRISTS

Podiatrist explained

The term “podiatrist” is a fancy word for foot doctor. Podiatrists, also known as podiatric physicians or surgeons, specialize in medical care of the foot, ankle, and lower leg. In order to practice podiatry, they must earn a Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (D.P.M.) degree from a recognized college of podiatric medicine. They must pass written and oral board examinations and obtain a provincial license to practice podiatric medicine. The admission process for Colleges of Podiatric Medicine is rigorous and requires:

  • Completion of at least 90 semester hours of undergraduate study at a fully-accredited institution
  • Meeting or exceeding a specified grade point average
  • Meeting or exceeding a specified score on the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) which is the same test required of applicants to medical schools in the US and Canada.

Compulsory courses include Biology, Chemistry (inorganic and organic), and Physics. Prospective students are also evaluated on the basis of letters of recommendation, interviews, and extracurricular activities.

Colleges of Podiatric Medicine offer 4-year programs of study.

Third- and fourth-year students perform clinical rotations in private practices, hospitals, and clinics. During clinical rotations students take patient histories, perform routine physical examinations, interpret diagnostic tests, and perform therapy. Most jurisdictions require completion of a 1- to 3-year postdoctoral residency program and continuing medical education (CME) for license renewal.

Residents receive advanced training in Podiatric Medicine and perform clinical rotations in:

  • Anesthesiology
  • Emergency
    Medicine
  • Internal
    Medicine
  • Orthopedic
    & General
    Surgery
  • Pathology
  • Radiology

Board certification in Podiatry requires advanced training, written and
oral examinations, and practice experience.

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When it comes to sports medicine,

Dr. Mathews can’t “put a foot wrong”. He is currently the team podiatrist for the Vancouver Whitecaps and the Simon Fraser University Athletic Department, as well as providing podiatric services to Air Canada and YVR international airport. Dr. Mathews has also treated athletes from the Canadian National Lacrosse team, the National Wrestling Team and the B.C. Lions.

In preparation for their participation in the Sydney 2000 Summer Olympic Games and 2002 FIBA World Basketball Championships, Dr. Mathews provided foot care, mainly in the form of custom orthotics, to the Canadian Men’s National Basketball Team.

  • After being referred to Dr. Mathews, my foot problems have completely subsided, allowing me to continue to play soccer without pain. Anyone who has or has had any foot ailments should definately see what Dr. Mathews has to offer.

    Kevin Harmse, Los Angelese Galaxy

  • Before Dr. Roy performed the ‘Tricorrectional Buninectomy’ I was sidelined from my sport! Now just 10 weeks post-op I am back running and training hard with my sights on the world championships.

    Natasha Filliol, Canadian Tri-athlete