Family 1st provides foot care for all ages.

Podiatry, Foot Care & Orthotics

To book an appointment please call New Minas 1-902-681-0202.

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Foot Care

Family 1st provides foot care for all ages. Foot care services are available by calling our New Minas location.

Foot care clients are directed to Podiatrist Caroline Leverett for their initial assessment. Caroline will determine the best course of treatment which may include transfer to our foot care nurse.

Care includes clipping nails, treating corns, calluses, ingrown nails or thickened nails and preventative care as well as referral to other health professionals.


Our New Minas clinic is an Advanced Foot Care Clinic. Our Nurse treats Diabetics and those who require more specialized foot care.

Podiatrist Caroline Leverett

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Custom Orthotics

Our Podiatrist also assesses for orthotics. The service includes custom measurements and local product manufacturing.

Orthotics products are developed to the technical standards defined by the Prescription Foot Orthotic Laboratory Association, the Pedorthic Association of Canada, the College of Pedorthics of Canada, and the American Board For Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics, and Pedorthics.

Any inquiries you have about new or existing orthotics products please get in touch.

Meet Caroline Leverett


Family 1st Medical New Minas is pleased to provide the services of a Podiatrist. Arriving in Canada from Britain, Caroline Leverett has become a permanent resident, joining our Family 1st team of professionals in June 2014.

Caroline, who has her Masters of Science from the University of Brighton as well as her podiatric qualifications, has extensive training in diabetic management and wound care. She also lectured at Plymouth University in Britain and taught post graduate classes there on topics including diabetes. She is also a member in good standing with the Nova Scotia Podiatry Association.

A Podiatrist can:

  • Assess patients and offer a diagnosis and prognosis
  • Provide footcare advice and provide a treatment plan
  • Assess for and manufacture orthotics
  • Participate in nail surgery and perform partial and total nail removal
  • Treat vascular and neurological disorders
  • Work with those with rheumatoid arthritis and diabetes
Custom Orthotics

Many of our services are covered by private healthcare insurance. Call to find out more.

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Spring will be here before you know it! Family 1st Medical is fully stocked with mobility scooters and ready to ensure you have the ride you want when the warmer temperatures arrive.

Buy your ride in the month of March and received up to $150 off, a free safety flag,  free delivery and coupon for discount on future service.  Shop now for best selection and have it delivered later.

Valid on all in stock mobility scooters at our New Minas, Antigonish and Yarmouth locations. Free delivery anywhere in Mainland Nova Scotia (some conditions apply). Scooter must be delivered by April 31st, 2023. 50% off coupon for 1 hour of scooter labour is valid for two years from purchase date.