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.

In 2023 Caroline was granted Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons (Glasg). She is one of only three podiatrists in Nova Scotia who have achieved this accreditation.

Fellowship is a demonstration of Caroline’s 25 years of Podiatric practice and patient care. It recognizes her commitment to the College and acknowledges her contribution to podiatric medicine, its standards and practices.

Caroline has a Masters of Science from the University of Brighton as well as her podiatric qualifications. She has extensive training in diabetic management and wound care. Prior to immigrating, she was a senior lecturer at the University of Plymouth in Britain, teaching under graduate and post graduate classes on topics including diabetes. She currently serves on the Executive committee of the Canadian Podiatric Medical Association, the national body representing the profession as well as President-elect of 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.