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Meet Our Team

Meet the health care practitioners behind LMC Chiropody & Foot Care

Nicole Joseph, D. Pod. M.

Director, Chiropody & Foot Care Registered Chiropodist

As a former high-performance athlete, Nicole understands very well the importance of maintaining a balanced healthy lifestyle.  One may say her experiences as an athlete inspired Nicole to attend York University where she obtained an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Kinesiology and Health Science, and also Captained the Women’s Field Hockey Team to the National Championships.  After graduating in 2007, Nicole attended the Michener Institute in Toronto, where she studied Chiropody- the branch of medical science that involves the assessment and management of foot and lower limb disorders- and received her Diploma of Podiatric Medicine in 2010.  Since graduating, Nicole has worked with a variety of patients ranging from patients with diabetes, seniors, children and athletes.  Nicole enjoys working in interprofessioanl teams to give the best care possible to her patients.  She is passionate about her career and looks to make a difference, one foot at a time.

Dr. Glenn Hebert,

Podiatrist

Dr. Hébert obtained his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (DPM) from Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1992. He is the proud owner of the Duopied podiatry group, and he brings over 25 years of experience from current practices in Montreal-north and Point-Claire. His previous roles include past-President of the Continuing Education committee of Quebec Order of Podiatrists, as well as his founding membership in Canada’s only program of podiatric medicine at the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières, where he was also a professor. Along with his current practices, Dr. Hébert is also the clinical director of FITFEET for the Special Olympics Healthy Athlete program.

Vanessa Skendos, D. Ch.

Registered Chiropodist

Vanessa always knew that she wanted to pursue a career where she could be actively helping others. She attended George Brown College where she received a diploma in Fitness and Lifestyle Management.   Vanessa also completed a joint degree-diploma from the University of Guelph-Humber in Health Promotion and Kinesiology. It was during her studies at the University of Guelph-Humber that she decided to take a more hands-on approach with medical care. She completed a co-op position with fellow Chiropodist Nicole Joseph, D. Pod. M. where she learned about the field of Chiropody and the importance of foot care.

Vanessa graduated from the Michener Institute for Applied Health Science where she received her diploma in Chiropody.  She is attentive to detail and committed to providing comprehensive care that will assist her patients to achieve not only exceptional foot health, but also greater general health.  Vanessa is a passionate practitioner with a broad range of knowledge about health and medicine that serves as an asset to her patients. ​

Aqsa Arshaad, D. Ch.

Registered Chiropodist

Aqsa graduated from York University with a B.Sc Hons., in Kinesiology and Health Sciences. To flourish in medical field was always her passion and dream. After volunteering in many clinics and specialities, she chose Chiropody as her career and she could be happier with her choice. Aqsa graduated in 2011 from Chiropody. To enhance her interest in wound care and diabetes foot care, she pursued to be a wound care specialist and certified diabetes educator in 2012 and 2014 respectively. Treating people with diabetes is Aqsa’s passion and delights her when she sees her patients healing. Aqsa treats her patients with care and empathy and their satisfaction is the greatest reward for her. Aqsa enjoys her work and likes to explore and learn every day. 

Chris Foster, D. Ch.

Registered Chiropodist

Born and raised in Hamilton, Ontario, Chris was always interested in pursuing a career in health care. His passion for sports led him to Brock University where he obtained an Honours Bachelor of Kinesiology degree – a subject area, which focuses on human performance. After graduating in 2012, Chris began studying Chiropody at The Michener Institute in Toronto, Ontario. Chris earned his Diploma of Chiropody in 2016, finishing at the top of his graduating class. Now, Chris focuses on improving the lives of his patients by assessing and treating diseases, disorders, and dysfunctions of the foot and lower limb. He possesses the skills and knowledge necessary to help people of all ages, and keeping patients mobile is his number one priority.

Antonietta Galati, D. Pod. M

Registered Chiropodist

Antonietta graduated from the Michener Institute in 2010 where she received her Advanced Graduate in Podiatric Medicine. Her background includes a degree from York University and diploma in Massage Therapy. She is currently working towards her Graduate Certificate in Clinical Education Management.

Her passion for being at the forefront of care with Chiropody and foot health lead her to become the Clinical Coordinator/Manager at the Michener Institute of Education at UHN, where she concurrently works as management and clinical faculty. This allows her to be on the frontline of education in the field of Chiropody, while providing her patients with up to date progressive care.

Being a Specialized Health Care Professional, Antonietta has the experience of caring for all types of patient concerns and foot related issues, but definitely has a passion for Diabetes related foot care/Wound Management, Biomechanics and Sports Therapy.

Antonietta is very excited to be part of the LMC Team and is looking forward to being your Foot Care Specialist.

Melissa Skuy, D. Ch.

Registered Chiropodist

Melissa knew very early in her life that working in the healthcare field and helping enhance the health and quality of life of individuals was her passion. With an Honors undergraduate degree in Kinesiology from The University of Western Ontario, as well as a keen interest in anatomy, physiology, Diabetes, biomechanics and sports medicine, she is able to help patients with a wide array of concerns, so they are able to get back on their feet and active as soon as possible. 

Following her undergraduate degree, Melissa received her Advanced Diploma in Podiatric Medicine at The Michener Institute in 2020. During this time, she was able to treat an assortment of patients with various concerns, and enhance her skills tremendously as a practitioner. Moreover, being the detail-oriented and compassionate person that she is, she is dedicated to giving her patients the best-possible and complete foot care they deserve. 

In her spare time, she enjoys fitness, spending time with family and friends, baking and travelling. Melissa looks forward to meeting you and helping you achieve your best foot health!

Stephan Kolotylo, D. Ch.

Registered Chiropodist

Stephan Kolotylo completed his undergraduate studies at York University with an Honours degree in Kinesiology and Health Science. His passion for biomechanics and health care inspired him to pursue further education at the Michener Institute for Podiatric Medicine (Chiropody). Stephan completed the Michener Institute of Applied Health Sciences Chiropody program in 2013 and graduated with distinction.  Shortly after graduating Stephan gained experience working in numerous and diverse clinical settings, such as private clinics, nursing homes, hospitals, government funded community health centers and with professional sports teams, such as the Toronto FC soccer team.  Stephan is very passionate about helping people and having a positive impact on his patients motivates him in his career every single day.  ​

Bryanna Tschumi

Chiropody Assistant

Growing up, Bryanna always knew that she wanted to pursue a career where she could not only help people, but make a difference in their lives. Bryanna graduated from the Kinesiology program from the University of Ontario Institute of Technology in 2015. With years of previous experiences in a rehabilitation therapist role, Bryanna assisted to provide gait training and physical rehabilitation to the pediatric, adult, and geriatric populations where she further established her passion for helping patients get back on their feet, and making a change in their lives. Moving to Barrie, and making it her permeant residence, Bryanna wanted to dive deeper into the specific healthcare field of Chiropody. Bryanna is looking forward to contributing in assisting with proactive and compassionate foot care among patients at LMC. Bryanna is working as a Regional Chiropody Assistant with her home site based at the LMC Barrie clinic.

BOOK A COMPREHENSIVE FOOT EXAM

A foot exam performed by an LMC Chiropodist/Podiatrist looks at the entire foot health and ensures the proper treatment based off your specific needs. Book by phone: 1.844.LMC.FOOT (1.844.562.3668). email: footcare@lmc.ca, or click the BOOK NOW button below