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About Us

About Asteri Family Foot Clinic


Our clinic owner, Nicole Joseph, always had dreams of opening up her own clinic to help those in her community with their foot health. When the opportunity came along, Nicole jumped on the chance to open up a clinic in the heart of Ballantrae. 

Coming from a Greek background, Nicole wanted to incorporate her heritage within her business. She didn't want just another average foot clinic, but something that was special to her, her family, and friends. 


Growing up, Nicole's father always called her his little "asteri", meaning star in Greek. That nickname always seemed to stick with her throughout her life. Now with children of her own, she has her very own little asteris that have helped motivate her to make her dreams come true.

At Asteri Family Foot Clinic, we are here to provide FIVE STAR FAMILY FOOT CARE to asteris of all ages and health statuses within Ballantrae, Schomberg, & the surrounding communities. 

Our Chiropodists Are Here To Help You One Step At A Time

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Nicole Joseph, D. Pod. M

Nicole always enjoyed playing sports throughout her life, not only to stay active, but to build long lasting relationships with her teammates. She feels honoured to have had the opportunity to represent both Canada & Greece on their national field hockey teams. Being an elite athlete drove her to a career in health care. This began at York University where she studied Kinesiology. Wanting to further specialize, she went on to study Podiatric Medicine at The Michener Institute, graduating with distinction. To give back to her profession, Nicole strives to mentor the next generation of Chiropody students. In 2015 she received an award of excellence in clinical teaching and supervision. She then furthered her career at LMC Healthcare, where she worked as the Director of Chiropody within a large multidisciplinary healthcare team. Since it’s inception in 2016, Nicole grew the Chiropody practice at LMC to serve more than 10 cities throughout Ontario & Quebec. In 2020, she was published in the Canadian Journal of Diabetes which highlighted the prevalence & risk of diabetic complications in the foot. As a healthcare advocate, wife, and mother of 3, Nicole has always been dedicated to helping patients and their families achieve their physical mobility goals, no matter their age or health status. This passion ultimately motivated Nicole to open a clinic of her very own - Asteri Family Foot Clinic.

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Vanessa Skendos, D. Ch.

Vanessa graduated from George Brown College receiving a diploma in Fitness and Lifestyle Management. She then completed a joint degree-diploma from the University of Guelph-Humber in Health Promotion and Kinesiology. While seeking a career that actively helps others, she joined the co-op position with fellow Chiropodist Nicole Joseph, D. Pod. M. to learn about the field of Chiropody. Following this experience, she received her diploma in Chiropody from the Michener Institute for Applied Health Science. In her practice, Vanessa is passionate and attentive to detail. She is committed to providing comprehensive care that will assist her patients to achieve exceptional foot health, but also greater general health. 

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Alex Krutow, D. Ch.

Alex graduated from York University earning a Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Kinesiology and Health Science. He then drew inspiration from his mother who worked in the healthcare field and chose to further develop his education by receiving an Advanced Graduate Diploma in Chiropody from The Michener Institute. He continues to seek new ways to improve his knowledge every day so that his patients receive the most up to date and effective foot care and treatment available. 

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