About Upper James Foot Clinic
Healthy feet are the foundation of a strong and healthy body! Robert Nekrasas, the Chiropodist at the Upper James Foot Clinic is a foot specialist who assesses and treats a wide range of foot conditions.
We are generally open Monday to Thursday from 8:00am to 6:00pm, and Friday 10:00am to 6:00pm. Please call to make an appointment.
New Patient Form
This is our new patient form. To ensure your first appointment goes as smoothly as possible, please download this form and bring it in with you.
We accept most insurance providers. Most extended health insurance plans cover all or part of the cost. Please call us with any insurance questions you might have.
Meet Our Team
Chelsea & Sonia just before starting their workday at the Upper James Foot Clinic.
Robert Nekrasas, Chiropodist, D. Ch.
Shoun Hing – Orthotics Technician
Katie – Receptionist/Assistant
Robert Nekrasas D.Ch. – Chiropodist
Medical School – Vilnius University, Lithuania (1985)
Chiropody Program – D.Ch. – Michener Institute, Toronto (1996)
Canadian Certified Pedorthist, C.Ped.(C) (2007)
Ontario Society of Chiropodists
Canadian Federation of Podiatric Medicine
Prince Edward Island Podiatry Association
Past Member of the Board of Directors of the Ontario Society of Chiropodists
For 22 years Robert Nekrasas D.Ch. has been running a full time chiropody practice at Ancaster Foot Clinic & Orthotic Centre in the “village core” of Ancaster (a part of greater Hamilton). In October 2017, Robert acquired a second practice in Stoney Creek,
The One Foot Clinic & Orthotic Centre.
Robert’s extensive education and previous experiences uniquely positions him to provide exceptional services to his patients. Prior to becoming a Chiropodist and graduating from a 3-year Chiropody program in Toronto, Robert obtained a Medical Degree from the Medical School of Vilnius University in Lithuania. He also has a Canadian Certified Pedorthist designation.
Robert has noticed an increase in several types of feet conditions. Baby boomers of today continue to remain very active and many are noticing problems with their feet.
Robert offers clinical services ranging from routine foot care to complex biomechanical and gait analysis, soft tissue and nail surgery, and proper custom made orthotics, manufactured on site. Robert will examine your feet first and clearly explain what is wrong and what can be done to relieve the problem.
No two patients are alike. Robert specializes in CONDITION SPECIFIC and ACTIVITY SPECIFIC custom made orthotics: custom made orthotics for heel spur, plantar fasciitis, etc. Different types of foot orthotics are better suited for different activities such as standing or walking on the job, and sport specific orthotics (e.g. golf, skiing). Long distance runners are in a class of their own. Their lower limb conditions may be very challenging requiring special orthotics. Our special focus is on DIFFICULT cases of orthotic treatment. These conditions usually are more “STUBBORN” and may require some extra fine tuning of orthotics or even a remake. In these cases, a new plaster cast may be taken and new orthotics manufactured at no extra cost to the patient.
Robert manufactures 100% CUSTOM MADE ORTHOTICS starting from assessment, biomechanical exam, gait analysis, diagnosing, casting of the feet, prescribing and designing the prospected orthotics, manufacturing on site, dispensing and the fine tuning if and when needed. Next to Medical Doctors, Registered Chiropodists/Podiatrists are primary care practitioners with at least 3 years of post grad training. They can DIAGNOSE and TREAT foot conditions by therapeutical and surgical means, as well as PRESCRIBE biomechanical devices such as custom made orthotics.
Why Foot Health Is So Important
Foot pain and disorders can have a significant impact on the health of the rest of your body. If you think about it, your feet carry your whole body around every day – you might even consider your feet the structural foundation for the rest of your body.
For this reason alone, taking care of your feet is extremely important; if something goes wrong with them, it’s not only uncomfortable; it’s likely to have an impact on your general health as well.