Take Good Care of Your Feet!

Having been here in the Niagara Falls office of The Footcare Centre just under a month, it was great to be in the news this week in the local newspaper The Niagara Falls Review.

The Article in the ‘Bizz Beat’ business section was entitled “Take good care of your feet” and was a really nice write up!

As many will know, podiatrist Mike Dilonardo DPM who has worked from this office at Unit 105, 4256 Portage Road,  retired on March 13th, 2015.  The news article reiterated how I have worked closely with him as he planned his retirement in order to prepare for a seamless transition for all patients at the office.

A month in, and a news article later, I am pleased with how smooth the transition has gone and all the patients I have met have been so very, very welcoming!  During the transition we have introduced technology such as surgical power laser therapy which can be helpful in the treatment of foot pain with Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT), toenails with fungal infection or onychomycosis or in the treatment of plantar warts or verrucae.  Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT) enables the treatment of persistent, plantar fasciitis, heel pain or other long standing tissue injuries.

It is great to have such positive feedback from my patients over this last month regarding the expanded treatment programs we can offer in-house.

The article went on to discuss how foot pain really can be caused by a multitude of things including conditions like bursitis and shoes – environmental factors.  It also reiterated the reasons why people choose professional care rather than self-treatment, including care of the diabetic foot.

Important points were raised regarding appropriate footwear at work such as those spending time on hard surfaces like factory workers or servers.

Stuart Berry BSc (Hons) Pod Chiropodist / Foot Specialist

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