Lisa Garland RPN, FCN Ed.
Part 2 Lead Educator (Ottawa, ON)
Owner Operator TiredSole™ Complete Medical Foot Care Inc./
TiredSole™ Business Foot Print/
I started TiredSole™ in 2012 when I completed my FCN course with Foot Care Kingston and loved the course so much, I then took the Educator course. I have been working along side Foot Care Kingston and Cindy for the past 5 years, first as an Clinical Assistant in Kingston and then by hosting my own Part 2 (Clinical) courses at TiredSole™ in Ottawa.
TiredSole™ started small, with no real goal in mind but to help those who needed affordable foot care. I opened the clinic as we stated to grow, and was eventually able to offer other services for lower extremities. In a sense, we have grown into this amazing clinic that is able to offer services across Ottawa, by not only being mobile, but also offering services at our two locations.
The main location is over 4000 square feet and is able to house a comfortable and relaxed setting for Part 2 (Clinical). We are large enough that we offer two days of free foot care for every Clinical, thus allowing the Part 2 Foot Care Nurse students ample hands on care practice experience.
We now have a team of 6 nurses that consist of 2 RN’s, 4 RPN’s and 3 internal admin staff to help keep things organized. We generally pick one student from each Part 2 (Clinical) we teach and make them an offer of part-time employment.
I have been an RPN for 25 years and have worked in hospital settings, LTC and residential care settings, as well and acute care and geriatrics. My last position before becoming a foot care nurse was as a wound care champion and oncology chemo symptom management nurse. Initially, jack of all trades and master of none, now I am master of one!