Garth Foot Care

905 573 4817

2757 King St E, Hamilton, Ont

(In St Joseph's Health Care -King St)

Meet Our Team

Connie Comtois-Spitman, DCh, BSc Podiatric Medicine, MClSc WH

Owner/ Registered Chiropodist

Connie has worked in the Hamilton/ Haldimand Region for more than 30 years. Connie is a Registered Chiropodist and holds an Advanced Diploma in Chiropody from George Brown College. She earned a degree in Podiatric Medicine (Honours), from Brighton University, UK, as well as a post-graduate degree, Masters of Clinical Science in Wound Healing, from Western University. High-risk foot care will always be of special interest and study. Through Garth Foot Care, Connie will continue to provide highly skilled care for wound healing and risk prevention for patients attending Best Foot Forward Program  (click for more information).


Connie's Background:

(1990-2005) While working at St. Peter's Hospital, Hamilton, Ontario, Connie served all ages and tended to their foot health needs, including caring for sports injuries and provided orthotic manufacture and fittings. Connie focused study and practice on Wound Care and caring for the high-risk adult foot. Additionally, Connie served as Clinical Mentor for Michener Institute Chiropody Program and was also a McMaster University Preceptor for Family Practice Interns in Geriatric rotation.

 

( 1997-2000) Connie developed and served the grassroots Community Foot Care Program in Hamilton's Downtown Core to impact the needs of our city's most vulnerable people. The pilot program that provided essential foot care for marginalized persons was a success and became a fully-funded program by the province and still operates today.


(2007-2010) Connie worked for St. Peters again ( now Hamilton Health Sciences) and also resumed her role as Clinical Mentor for Michener Institute Chiropody Program.


(2010- 2020) Connie worked proactively in preventive care in Communities of Niagara Region and Hamilton aimed at rebuilding publicly funded Foot Care resources for persons living with Diabetes who resided in 14 locations throughout Hamilton/Niagara/Haldimand-Norfolk/Brant regions. 


In 2021, longing for new adventures, Connie bought the foot clinic at St Joseph's Health Care - King Campus. Operating Garth Foot Care as a private practice, Connie hopes to improve access to skilled Medical Foot Care for residents in Hamilton and Stoney Creek and develop much-needed Home Visit Foot Care services in the Hamilton Region through an experienced team. 


In her spare time, Connie enjoys classical painting and cooking for her family( though she hasn't mastered sourdough bread yet). They spend as much time as possible at their cottage, hiking, biking, kayaking, and gardening by Lake Huron. All of the Spitmans are Raptors and Ticat fans, but her favorite sports to watch with her husband are those that her three kids participate in.

Anabela Borsellin‚Äčo DCh BHSc CDE - Associate Chiropodist

Anabela is a Hamiltonian all the way. Anabela completed her Bachelors Degree in Health Science in 2013 from Western University (Go Mustangs!), and she graduated from Michener Institute - Chiropody Program in 2016. Anabela had a student placement at McQuistan Chiropody Professionals and was hired immediately after graduation from the program. She has worked at the foot clinic at St Joseph's Health Care - King Campus for the past 5 years, serving all ages and promoting foot health for all and believes in removing barriers to accessing care. Anabela has special interests in nail surgeries, pediatric foot health, and has much experience attending the high-risk diabetic foot. Anabela is also a Certified Diabetes Educator.

We are grateful to have her passion, skills and focused experience rounding out our team.

Anabela and her husband love to travel and experience a variety of food and cultures.

Chris Foster, D.Ch. B.Kin(Hon) - Associate 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. 

While working as a Chiropodist, Chris offers his skills and knowledge to the students at the school by becoming a clinical teacher.


Tam Pham, D.Ch. B.Sc. (Hons) - Associate Chiropodist

Tam graduated from the University of Toronto in 2012 with an Honours Bachelor of Science degree, specializing in Health & Disease. She then went on to complete her Graduate Advanced Diploma in Chiropody from The Michener Institute of Education at UHN in 2015. 

She is particularly interested in nail surgeries, wound care, managing the high risk diabetic foot, and emphasizing the importance of proper footwear and orthotic devices to reduce long term complications. Her past experiences include working for Humber River Family Health Team in Etobicoke immediately upon graduation, where she managed many high risk patients and conferred within an interdisciplinary team of family physicians, and various other allied health providers. She is also currently working at the Oakville Hospital from 2016 onward, where she sees various different patient groups, and also does bedside footcare for inpatients. She has also had experience working in retirement homes and long term care facilities.


In her spare time, she enjoys hiking with her husband, toddler, and Golden Retriever/White Shepherd rescue. She and her husband also enjoy rock climbing at Climber's Rock in Burlington. 

Ann Crawford - Office Manager

Ann is the Office Manager Extraordinaire! Ann has worked in the Hamilton region for more than 25 years, beginning in Dental as a Dental Assistant. For the past 12 years Ann managed the office and helped develop The Foot Clinic located at St Joseph's Health Care, beginning with Rick Werkman, later the McQuistan Chiropody Professionals. We are very fortunate to have her honed organizational skills, high Infection Control Standards, and superior customer service for Garth Foot Care.

Ann enjoys gardening, cooking, and spending time outdoors with friends and family.

Lucy Watroba - Administrative Assistant

Lucy is a part-time Administrative Assistant at Garth foot care. She is a kind, and friendly face at the front desk, with a thorough history in customer service and community relations. We are very happy to have Lucy apart of our exemplary Garth Foot Care team. 

Lukas Spitman - Administrative Assistant

Lukas, is a part-time Administrative Assistant at Garth Foot Care. When he isn't working the desk scheduling patients and sanitizing rooms, He is a bright, pleasant young man with fine customer service, computer, and Infection Control skills. 

Lukas is a student. He studied to work as a Paralegal at Mohawk College and graduated spring of 2022. Lukas will be studying Legal Mediation at Durham College in the fall of 2022. We wish him all of the best in his educational journey. 

Lukas is a basketball fan and a Raptors Fanatic, and when not in school, or at work, or his cooperative education placement, he can usually be found on a basketball court.


Connie, Anabela, Chris, Tam, Ann, Lucy and Lukas:

Your Excellent Team at Garth Foot Care

We would like to help you manage all of your family's foot health needs because a small problem need not become a big one if you have the right support.


As experienced educators, we want to help inform our community on identifying those small problems early on and help you reduce your risk of issues. At Garth Foot Care, we want to leave you with a Good Impression.

Mission

We want to leave you with a Good Impression!

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