Committed Staff with over 25 Years of Experience

At the Heel To Toes clinic, our staff is committed to providing reliable and effective services to patients from throughout the Thornhill community. We pride ourselves on being friendly and accommodating at all times, and we will do everything we can to make your visit as pleasant as possible.

Deborah L. Cohen-Benudiz B.Sc., D.Ch.

Deborah L. Cohen-Benudiz, founder of the Heel To Toes clinic in Thornhill, obtained a Hons. BSc. in Microbiology and Human Biology at University of Toronto in 1989. Deborah went on to study Chiropody at the Michener Institute of Applied Sciences where she obtained a 3-year diploma in Chiropody in 1992. While at the Michener, Deborah gained extensive clinical experience at Branson Hospital Clinic Clinic in North York and West Park Hospital Chiropody Clinic. From 1992-2009, Deborah held the position of Senior Staff Chiropodist at Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care in Toronto. In 2009 Deborah officially opened up Heel To Toes Footcare and Orthotics Clinic where she practices her full scope of practice.

Up-To-Date Training and Office

Deborah is a member of the Canadian Federation of Podiatric Medicine (CFPM) and the Ontario Society of Chiropodists (OSC). Her office is kept up to date with the latest technology, including computer gait scanner (2D) as well as a 3D laser scanner for the manufacturing of custom made orthotics. Deborah believes that she owes it to her patients to continue learning and stay informed of the latest developments in the field of podiatry. In addition to attending annual conferences, Deborah has taken many continuing education courses in various fields such as:

  • Soft tissue surgery
  • Interdisciplinary wound care
  • Qualified fitting for compression therapy

NICOLE (Nikki) BIELAS B.A.Sc., D.Ch.

Nikki Bielas is a Chiropodist at Heel to Toes clinic in Thornhill. Nikki completed her Bachelor of Applied Science in Kinesiology with a Diploma in Health and Fitness Promotion at the University of Guelph-Humber. Nikki decided to further her education at the Michener Institute of Applied Health Sciences at UHN in Chiropody. Throughout her time at Michener, Nikki has gained clinical experience at the Newmarket Foot Centre, St. Anne Johnston Health Station and the Michener Chiropody Clinic. Nikki is dedicated to providing quality foot care, individualized treatment plans and working closely with patients to provide extensive information about their concerns or issues. Some of her specific podiatric interests include: biomechanics, sports injuries, diabetic education and foot care.

Call today to schedule an appointment with Deborah at the Heels To Toes clinic.


Heel To Toes Foot Care and Orthotic Centre

Suite #105, 300 John St,

Thornhill, ON L3T 5W4

Phone: 905-764-3668

Fax : 905-764-3669



Monday: 9:30 AM – 7:00PM
Tuesday: 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Wednesday: 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Thursday: 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

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