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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Dr. Geldwert & Dr. Minara Share NYC Triathlon Stories

Posted by on Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

Nearly 4,000 pro, elite, amateur, and physically challenged athletes recently participated in the 2014 Panasonic New York City Triathlon. This Olympic Distance race consists of a 1,500 meter swim, a 40 K bike, and a 10 k run. As you can imagine, there were plenty of sore bodies by the end of the race!

Dr. Josef Geldwert of The Center for Podiatric Care & Sports Medicine in Manhattan served as the Co-Medical Director. His associate, Dr. Ryan Minara, was named Podiatry Captain. The podiatric professionals share their stories from the NYC Triathlon, along with tips for maintaining healthy feet throughout the running season.

Nearly 4,000 people participated in this year’s NYC Triathlon. Dr. Geldwert was privileged to be an official medical director on staff that day.

Our Staff in Action: Dr. Ryan Minara Discusses Current Trends in Sports Medicine

Posted by on Monday, August 4th, 2014

Sports injuries are nothing new, but the way we think about them, approach them, treat them, and prevent them is ever-evolving. There are New York sports clinics that emphasize the basic “Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation” — and, if that doesn’t work out, surgery. Then there are top-caliber New York sports medicine professionals who read medical journals, visit national industry conferences, and participate in ongoing training at the highest level to offer patients the very best care. That’s what we offer here at The Center for Podiatric Care & Sports Medicine in New York City. One of our specialists, Dr. Ryan Minara, discusses a few of the major trends he sees in the field of sports medicine for 2014.

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Dr. Ryan Minara, a highly credentialed sports medicine doctor, discusses the latest industry trends.

Another Chronic Achilles Tendon Pain Success Story

Posted by on Thursday, July 31st, 2014

Last week we shared the story of a basketball player who suffered from chronic Achilles tendon pain and how we helped by using a combination of immobilization, extracorporeal shockwave therapy, and biopuncture. We’d like to share another recent story about a runner and triathlete who suffered from the same type of overuse injury. At The Center for Podiatric Care & Sports Medicine, we really customize our therapies to your unique situation, rather than presenting a “one-size-fits-all” strategy as a general practitioner might.

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Gait analysis is a helpful tool in treating Achilles tendon injuries in runners.
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Taking Care of Kids’ Feet: The Importance of Pediatric Orthotics

Posted by on Friday, July 18th, 2014

Every podiatrist has that one thing they are particularly passionate about. For Dr. Nadia Levy of The Center For Podiatric Care & Sports Medicine, it’s pediatric orthotics. This year, we are pleased to celebrate the birth of Dr. Levy’s son, Aidan. As a podiatrist and mother, Dr. Levy has a unique perspective on custom inserts for children’s shoes, which she shares here.

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Custom orthotics can be a tremendous asset for young feet.

Seasonal Conditions: The 3 Most Common Summer Foot Problems We Treat

Posted by on Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

Summer is a busy time for our Westchester and Manhattan podiatrist and sports medicine offices. Part of it is vanity: New Yorkers are spending more time in sandals, with their feet bared to all, and they want to look good. It’s a great time of year to get those elective procedures done. Another reason is that we are enjoying more leisure time out in the nice weather. Find out what sort of conditions we specialize in and how our well-rounded approach to foot problems can help you.

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This time of year, our feet are much more active and exposed, so we are more likely to need a trip to the podiatrist’s office.
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New York Podiatrist Reviews- Patient Testimonials Speak to Quality of Care

Posted by on Friday, June 13th, 2014

Podiatry can be a thankless business in the sense that the testimonials don’t necessarily come pouring in on a regular basis. Social media fans of Oreo cookies or Disney World may respond to posts and willingly share their love of the product or brand in droves. However, even the best podiatrists won’t hear back from satisfied clients. They tend to only see scathing reviews when clients are dissatisfied. The Center for Podiatric Care and Sports Medicine has found that the best testimonial is the number of referral patients coming through the doors. That keeps us relatively happy here in our Manhattan and Westchester podiatry offices. We would also like to share some of the online feedback we’ve received that has tickled us pink.


The Benefits of Advanced Technology: 5 Reasons We Use Lasers in Our NY Podiatry Practice

Posted by on Monday, May 5th, 2014

The decision to invest in laser therapy technology is not one to be taken lightly. For starters, these machines are very expensive for a NY podiatry practice. One website calculates the average cost of a cold laser to be in the ballpark of $2,000 to $15,000, so it takes many treatments to see a return on the investment. Beyond that, the technology is so late-breaking that insurance companies have been slow to approve reimbursement, so patients are expected to pay out of pocket. Still, we feel the advantages of being a laser therapy provider in New York City outweigh the costs.

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Foot lasers can greatly improve patient outcomes.
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What Specialized Care Does a NY Sports Medicine Doctor Provide?

Posted by on Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

Over the years, the field of sports medicine has evolved beyond the treatment of acute athletic injuries to focusing on total body care — helping patients prevent injury and feel their best in order to help them achieve peak performance. The American Osteopathic Academy of Sports Medicine (AOASM) divides sports medicine study into two fields: primary care and surgical care. We offer both primary sports medicine doctors and sports medicine surgeons in New York at The Center for Podiatric Care and Sports Medicine.

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Are you familiar with the care a sports medicine doctor provides?
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MLS Laser Therapy: 10 Benefits to Consider Regarding This Innovative Treatment

Posted by on Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

Dealing with foot pain can really affect the quality of a person’s daily life. Mobility is often something we take for granted, and when we cannot rely on our feet to move us around efficiently, everyday activities become extremely difficult and a huge source of frustration. Pain therapy and helpful healing treatments are something that most podiatry offices offer, but methods may vary. One of the things that sets The Center for Podiatric Care and Sports Medicine apart from other New York City podiatrists is that we offer late-breaking technology like the MLS Laser. Of course, this means nothing if you’re unfamiliar with the therapy and what it’s used for; so we will take a minute to explain.

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Our NY podiatrist office provides MLS laser therapy to patients in need.
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