Chiropodist Instruction & Research in Waterdown, ON

Robert Arpino, B.SC, D.Ch., founded Advanced Foot Care And Orthotics in Waterdown, ON with the goal of helping patients live healthier, happier and more comfortable lives. Robert graduated from the University of Guelph in 1992 with an Honours Bachelor of Science in the field of Human Kinetics, and went on to receive his Diploma of Chiropody from the Michener Institute for Applied Health Sciences. During his time in the Ontario Chiropody Program, which included two five-week clinical rotations at Chedoke-McMaster and Woodstock General Hospital, Robert was described as ‘confident and professional throughout rotation,’ and as showing a ‘high level of professionalism and the willingness to commit himself and his time to the completion of assigned tasks.’


A dedicated professional, in addition to his work at Advanced Foot Care And Orthotics, Robert also serves as the staff chiropodist at St. Peter’s Hospital in Hamilton, ON, and as a chiropodist and consultant at Prime Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Centre in Mississauga. Don’t wait any longer to put Robert’s experience to work for you – schedule an appointment today.


Robert Arpino’s Curriculum Vitae

In addition to the aforementioned degrees and qualifications, Robert Arpino has had extensive experiences in academics and continued education. Our practice is dedicated to staying up-to-date with the latest developments in foot care and treatments.


Arpino’s certificates of continued education programs include:

  • Instructional Skills Workshop on Gait and Foot Function Analysis Using FSCAN (Presented by Tekscan. 2008 Orlando Florida, 2010 New York City, 2011 Toronto Ontario)
  • Instructional Skills Workshop (The Michener Institute for Applied Health Sciences, July 2001)
  • Annual International Conference for Foot Biomechanics and Orthotic Therapy. (Participant: 1998, 1999, 2000, 2006)
  • Canadian Federation of Foot Specialists Conference (Participant: 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006)
  • Canadian Association of Wound Care (Workshop on Fundamentals of Wound Healing Skills [S1 and S2], 2002)
  • Footwear Modification and Orthotic Casting Techniques (Ontario Society of Chiropodists. Georgetown, Ontario. June 1999)
  • Bi-annual Foot and Ankle Symposium (Faculty of Education, University of Toronto. Toronto, Ontario. April 1998, 2011)
  • Canadian Symposium on Wound Care Management (Canadian Association of Wound Care. November 1997, 2011)
  • Basic Surgical Techniques, Aspiration and Injection (Ontario Society of Chiropodists. University of Western Ontario. London, Ontario. June 1997)


Arpino’s academic and teaching experience includes:

  • Part-time Didactic Instructor, Chiropody (The Michener Institute for Applied Health Sciences, Toronto, Ontario. December 2000 – 2002)
    • Courses instructed:Involved in the development and instruction, including lecture and laboratory components, of the following Chiropody courses:
      • Podiatric Medicine I & II
      • Biomechanics and Orthotics I & II
    • Courses developed:
      • Developed course titled “Fundamentals in Podiatric Sports Medicine and Physical Therapy” for Ontario Chiropody Program
      • Involved in the development of all course details including course objectives, lecture, laboratory material and exam questions
  • Clinical Instructor, Chiropody (The Michener Institute for Applied Health Sciences, Toronto, Ontario. December 2004 – 2008)
    • Instructed, supervised and evaluated clinical skills of first and second year chiropody students


Arpino’s invited seminar/poster/workshop presentations include:

  • Presenter:
    • Manifestation of Diabetes on the Foot (Canadian Diabetes Association: Hamilton Branch. Informational seminar, May 1999)
  • Lecturer:
    • The role of Chiropody in Wound Care and Wound Prevention (St. Peter’s Hospital Wound Care Symposium, March 2006)


Arpino’s research interests include:

  • Biomechanical quantitative analysis in the lower limb, a study of its reliability
  • Computer assisted gait analysis evaluation and orthotic manufacture


Our community involvement includes:

  • Burlington Synchro
  • Hamilton Sparta soccer rep team boys under 13
  • Hamilton Tigers hockey – minor Bantam hub team
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