All About Feet First

FEET FIRST & Associates Pedorthic/Nursing Foot Care Clinic Inc.

Feet First recognizes that every person has individual needs. We’re guided by our desire to help maintain independence, prevent injury & illness, and provide comfort for those with unique foot care needs. We provide nursing foot care services by experienced, qualified nurses, including a full range of pedorthic services.


Established In 1996

Feet First was established by Rhonda Doan as a practice for Nursing Foot Care in 1996 and she has over 27 years of nursing experience. The practice has grown today to include Pedorthics, Nursing Foot Care Clinic and Shoe Store. All individuals are registered practitioners with the College of Nurses of Ontario, and certified in basic, advanced, and diabetic nursing foot care. Rhonda is certified by the Canadian Wound Care Association and is a certified compression stocking fitter. With background in Nursing, Cardiovascular Technology and as an educator of the cardiovascular system Rhonda is skilful at both measuring and fitting for compression stocking use.

Rhonda Doan worked at the Plumber Hospital for twelve years. Seven years as a Registered Practical Nurse. Five years as a Registered Cardiology Technologist

Rhonda has a diploma in Gerontology. She studied Nursing Foot Care in Kingston Ontario and has certification in basic, advanced, and diabetic nursing foot care. She studied pedorthics at Oklahoma State University in the US. She maintains certification with the College of Pedorthics of Canada and registration with the Canadian Pedorthic Association as both a Certified Pedorthics Technician and Certified Pedorthist.

Within the orthotic industry, Canadian Certified Pedorthists have emerged at the forefront of orthotic therapy and have become the “go-to” profession for many insurance companies and government departments needing to define policies and procedures around orthotic reimbursement. Rhonda works with the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSSM) providing opportunities for medical students to gain experience in the area of biomechanics of the lower limbs and feet. She was hired as an international consultant by Pal Health Technologies.

In 2003, after eight years of sharing occupancy with Dr. Philip Catania, GP/Sports Medicine physician, Rhonda expanded the practice from the Medical Arts Center on East Street, moved to Pim Street and opened a shoe store along with the Pedorthic and Nursing Foot Care Clinic. In 2013, we opened a full service shoe store with a wide range of shoe brands including such names as Birkenstock, Finn Comfort, Mephisto, Clark’s, Alegria, PW Minor, Cobb Hill along with slippers, steel-toe CSA approved work boots and the orthopedic footwear lines we already provided

We have expanded our product line to include accessory items including purses, scarves, jewelry, and the Lysse Leggings line of clothing.

Our Team

Rhonda Doan

Rhonda Doan, Registered Practical Nurse has more than twenty years of experience providing nursing foot care services in the community and in the clinical setting. Rhonda Doan has worked in Pedorthics for in the clinical setting for 20 years and was Certified as a Pedorthist in 2003.

Sonja Florio

Sonja Florio, Registered Practical Nurse works independently under the umbrella of Feet First managing her own foot care practice under the name of Perfect Pair Foot Care. She has three years of experience in both the clinical and community settings.


Thank You

I received my treksta shoes. Thank you so much. Everyone I dealt with was so friendly and accommodating. I appreciate all the extra effort to meet my request. Karen

Karen Young


Jeffry Doan


Rachel Jacob


Colette Roy Chiarello


Vi Dobbs


Shelly Farrell-Higgins


Laurrine Maitland


Jamie M. Hicks


Helen McIntyre


Jeff Stewart


Colleen Hasson


Donny Chabot


Eugene M Bumbacco

Skeptical at first

I was very skeptical at first but once I went, I wish I had gone years before. So professional, knowledgeable and personal.

Rick Giroux

Thank you all

Thank you to all of your staff for all the excellent customer service and care! I will continue to purchase all/ most of my footwear at your Clinic. I will also continue to send friends/ family to your clinic. I love my Orthodics and new shoes. What a difference quality footwear can make in one’s life! Sincerely, Ginette Marion

Ginette Marion

Excellent Service

Excellent Service, Excellent Staff, Excellent Products!!!

Charleen Black


Deborah Barker


Deidre Viau

Thank You

Thank you. My feet love you. Your suggestion in shoes helped a lot.

Cindy Chisholm


Debbie Amos


Natalie Findlay


Catherine Patricia Dempsey


Karen DW Dunn Wilson


Rhonda has been great, I been along time client of her’s

Aidan Mowat


Lorraine Rae Anne


Taylor O'Brien


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