NYC Podiatrists Discuss: How to Find a Sports Medicine Specialist in NYC

Posted by on Wednesday, July 4th, 2018

Injuries are a common fact of life—not just for professional-level athletes, but for weekend warriors, active senior citizens, and everyday exercisers. “It’s a common misconception that you only go to a sports medicine doctor if you’re on the high school football team or a competitive runner,” explains Dr. Josef J. Geldwert, founder and doctor of podiatric medicine with The Center for Podiatric Care and Sports Medicine for more than 40 years.

“While it’s true we work the sidelines of big events like the NYC Marathon and U.S. Olympic Trials, and we see members of the WNBA and WPLL,” he adds, “we also treat children, adults, and seniors for a broad spectrum of foot and ankle related conditions. You could come see us for arthritis or a bunion, for instance—as well as a sprained ankle or tendon tear.”

A sports medicine doctor may not be part of your healthcare team yet, but adding this professional to your rotation ensures that you’ll stay healthy and mobile for years to come. Here we detail how to find the best sports medicine doctor to suit your needs.

Healing Feet Blog Among the 25 Best Podiatry Websites to Follow

Posted by on Wednesday, March 7th, 2018

Though our White Plains and Manhattan offices are bustling, we understand that prospective patients have many questions swirling around their heads prior to coming in for an appointment. Our philosophy is that part of what makes a good podiatrist is not just a head full of academic texts, but a continual replenishment of the latest research, trends, case studies, and technologies. We work hard to be a credible source of foot health information online. We are pleased to find that a few independent sources have recognized www.HealingFeet.com among the top 25 foot health websites and top 100 podiatry blogs.

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We’re thrilled to be named one of the best podiatry websites! Image Source: Unsplash user Dai KE.

Dr. Josef Geldwert to Head the Medical Team For the 2017 NYC Triathlon

Posted by on Wednesday, July 5th, 2017

Can you feel the excitement in the air? The 17th annual NYC Triathlon is almost upon us! On July 16th, thousands of athletes will flock to New York City for a 1,500m swim, 40K bike ride, and 10K run. A Central Park festival and awards ceremony take place after the big race to celebrate individual achievements.

The time to beat from last year is 1 hour, 48 minutes, 31 seconds for men, and 1 hour, 57 minutes, 59 seconds for women. Last year’s top finishers were from Colorado and Missouri, but a local Brooklyn resident finished in third place for the men, and another New York City resident came in fifth for women.

Dr. Josef J. Geldwert, leading Manhattan foot/ankle specialist and founder of The Center for Podiatric Care and Sports Medicine, will lead the medical team for the NYC Tri. They’ll be busy treating any acute injuries that arise over the course of the event. In this interview, Dr. Geldwert explains what can be expected from such an intense physical competition.

The NYC Triathlon is an intense event, and Dr. Geldwert will be running the event's medical team.
The NYC Triathlon is intense, and Dr. Geldwert will be running the event’s medical team. Image Source: Flickr user Peter Galvin.

Get To Know Your NYC Foot Surgeon: Dr. Katherine Lai

Posted by on Monday, June 19th, 2017

There are plenty of claims for “Best Podiatrist in NYC,” and one doctor even calls himself “the Bunion King of New York.” With so many choices, we thought we’d help you out by going a step further than just listing our credentials. Our “Get To Know Your Foot Surgeon” spotlight series reveals the passion behind the practitioners at The Center for Podiatric Care and Sports Medicine—plus a few fun details about our board-certified podiatric surgeons and foot/ankle specialists. After all, why not go to an office where you’ll be in good company and feel comfortable? So far you’ve met Dr. Mariola Rivera, the NYC Latino community’s favorite bilingual foot doctor; Dr. Ryan Minara, our steak-eating, Jeopardy-loving safari adventurer with a passion for complex foot issues like Charcot deformity; and our center’s founder, Dr. Josef J. Geldwert, an avid marathon runner with five children, numerous surgical device patents, and a belief in “Where there’s a will, there’s a way.” Now in our most recent interview, you’ll meet Dr. Katherine Lai, our resident biopuncture expert with an adventurous spirit and love of cooking.

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Get To Know Your NYC Foot Surgeon: Dr. Ryan Minara

Posted by on Monday, May 8th, 2017

The foot and ankle specialists NYC has to offer are numerous, so why not choose a provider you identify with? Why not go to an office where the foot surgeons and podiatrists are truly passionate about what they do? Learn more about Dr. Mariola Rivera, Dr. Josef Geldwert, and, this week, Dr. Ryan Minara in our “Get To Know Your NYC Foot Surgeon” spotlight.

Dr. Ryan Minara is a highly qualified NYC foot surgeon who specializes in reconstructive surgery and diabetic wound care.
Dr. Ryan Minara is a highly qualified NYC foot surgeon specializing in reconstructive surgery and diabetic wound care. Image Source: Healing Feet.com

Get To Know Your NYC Foot Surgeon: Dr. Josef J. Geldwert

Posted by on Monday, April 10th, 2017

Here is the second interview in our “Get To Know Your NYC Foot Surgeon” series (if you missed the first, you can learn more about Dr. Mariola Rivera here). In today’s feature, we shine a spotlight on leading NYC podiatrist and foot/ankle surgeon, Dr. Josef J. Geldwert, who also happens to be the founder of The Center For Podiatric Care and Sports Medicine! He answers both serious and fun questions so you can get to know more about him and feel comfortable when you come to our Manhattan or White Plains podiatry office.

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Dr. Josef J. Geldwert is not just a NYC running doctor; he’s a long distance runner himself! Image Source: HealingFeet.com

Get to Know Your NYC Foot Surgeon: Dr. Mariola Rivera

Posted by on Monday, March 13th, 2017

If you were to Google the phrase “NYC foot surgeon,” you would be confronted by more than 800 results. Google “NYC podiatrist” and there are more than 17,000 results. There are plenty of foot specialists in Manhattan who can treat issues such as chronic pain, deformity and acute injuries.

But your visit is more than just an exam or treatment; it’s other aspects such as patient-doctor rapport and “bedside manner” that lead to a positive, productive visit. You want to feel comfortable in your podiatrist’s office, as though your concerns are heard and your preferences are taken into consideration when treatment is prescribed. You want to be able to laugh a little, even when you feel nervous. You want a doctor you connect with, and someone who is passionate about the work they do.

In our “Get To Know Your NYC Foot Surgeon” series, we feature interviews with our care providers so you can get to know us better, whether you’re a prospective patient or a current patient. First up is Dr. Mariola Rivera, a NYC foot surgeon who is bilingual in Spanish and English.

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Looking for one of the top foot doctors in NYC? Try Dr. Rivera at The Center for Podiatric Care & Sports Medicine, near Central Park. (Image Source: Twitter.com)

Dr. Geldwert on the Importance of Printed Custom Orthotics

Posted by on Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

The Center for Podiatric Care and Sports Medicine team is always looking for new ways to help our patients. Dr. Josef Geldwert first heard about SOLS custom 3D printed orthotic devices at the New York Podiatric Medical Association’s annual meeting. After speaking with Dr. Geldwert, founder Kegan Schouwenburg decided to add Dr. Geldwert to the SOLS team as a biomechanics advisor. At our practice in NY, we capture images of the feet on a computer tablet and devise a mathematical formula to send off to SOLS for 3D printing and fabrication of a shoe insert that perfectly matches the individual.

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We are pleased to offer fitting for 3-D printed orthotics at our NY office. Image Source: SOLS.com

5 Tools Every Doctor Treating Sports Injuries Should Be Using

Posted by on Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

There are many podiatrists in New York City from which to choose — but, frankly, some of them are stuck in the Stone Age. The last thing you want to hear is, “Go home, rest, ice it, wear this bandage, and put your feet up” when you have been suffering from chronic pain for over a month. By the same token, you don’t want a NYC podiatrist who rushes you into an operation when there are other, non-invasive treatments out there. The Center for Podiatric Care & Sports Medicine offers the latest proven technological advancements in the treatment of sports injuries to help you get back on your feet as efficiently as possible.

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Dr. Geldwert uses the MLS Laser to treat sport injuries and chronic pain. Image Source: ASALaser.com

What Makes a Good Sports Medicine Doctor? Humor and Friendliness is Key

Posted by on Monday, September 8th, 2014

New York City is a huge place, with over 100 doctors specializing in sports medicine. Many local doctors have come from prestigious colleges, completed residencies at respected medical institutions, and have many years in the field. So how is a person to choose a sports medicine practice? As one of our clients explained, it all boils down to more intangible qualities — demeanor, so-called “bedside manner,” sense of humor — that can really make or break a trip to the doctor. At The Center for Podiatric Care & Sports Medicine, we want you to feel comfortable, despite your discomfort, and confident in our ability to take care of you.

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Dr. Ryan Minara is one of the friendly podiatriac surgeons and sports medicine doctors at our NYC offices.
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