“What is regenerative medicine” is a question that is constantly being asked in sports medicine these days. The therapy conjures up images of salamanders (or even monkeys) regrowing limbs or in reversing the natural aging process. You may even know someone who claims to be healed by it—but what does the term exactly mean? More importantly, can it help you with a current condition? The Center for Podiatric Care and Sports Medicine deals in regenerative medicine for a number of foot and ankle conditions. We’d like to share a little about what we do here at our offices in Manhattan and Westchester.
At The Center for Podiatric Care and Sports Medicine, we’re always on the cutting edge of new technology, especially advancements that could benefit our patients. This latest technology offers an exercise solution that can be done from the comfort of your home. You may be familiar with Peloton for their home spin class experience, but did you know they offer a treadmill for running at home, too? Like their cycles, the Peloton Tread offers a live-stream connection to the unit’s built-in video monitor to broadcast fitness classes in real-time or on-demand with NYC fitness trainers. Peloton opened a dedicated fitness studio to keep the programming streaming. Classes fall across a broad spectrum from boot camps to circuit training, according to Men’s Health, who got a sneak peek at the new system.
We wash, exfoliate, moisturize, and sunscreen our faces. We invest in specialty anti-aging serums and pamper ourselves with facials at the spa. So why don’t we give our feet the same TLC? After all, summer sandal weather puts them on display—at picnics, the beach, and while out shopping. If you’ve neglected your feet all winter long, here are some NYC podiatrist recommended products to help you look and feel better.
Ergonomic design is an important area of study because it helps us to prevent injuries at work. Whether it be carpal tunnel from repetitive use, a stiff knee from sitting all day, or swollen feet, ergonomic products offer the best solutions science can offer. The CDC recommends incorporating healthy work tools, stretching and using proper posture to feel healthier and happier at work.
Connectivity is the buzzword these days. I wouldn’t be surprised if it ends up being the American Dialect Society’s word of the year for 2013. (2012’s word of the year was “Hashtag.” Yawn.) Point is, we’re all connected like never before, via our computers, phones, department store loyalty card buying histories, the GPS systems in our cars, mobile tracking technology on trains and planes, satellite images, Google Maps… Pretty much everything we do is recorded in some way. It would be terrifying if it had happened more quickly. But like the frog in the slowly boiling pot of water, what happens gradually seems somehow to escape our notice. Then all of a sudden we wake up one day and our shoes are telling us we’re not getting enough exercise. At least, that’s what’s going to happen if Google has its way.
“I am so grateful for having had Dr. Geldwert perform bunion surgery on both of my feet. I have complete confidence in him and continue to see him for other sports related injuries. I was cautious about having surgery for the first time, but his knowledge, patience, and skill made me completely comfortable in trusting him. And I couldn’t be any happier with the results!! When anything else feels wrong with my feet, I love that I now know to go immediately to him. He is my top choice for anyone searching for the best foot fixer/surgeon/sports doctor in NYC! Thank you, Dr. Geldwert!!!”
– J. M., Manhattan, NY
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Dr. Josef J. Geldwert DPM, Dr. Katherine Lai DPM, Dr. Ryan Minara, DPM, and Dr. Mariola Rivera DPM serving Westchester County, White Plains, Ardsley, Bronxville, Harrison NY, Larchmont, Mamaroneck, New Rochelle, Rye, Scarsdale, Rye Brook, Chappaqua, and the surrounding area.
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