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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
“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
Manhattan Office 111 East 88th Street New York, NY 10128 (212) 996-1900 See map here
Westchester Office 10 Mitchell Place Suite 105 White Plains, NY 10601 See map here
Manhattan Orthopedic and Sports Medicine 57 West 57th Street New York, NY 10019 (212) 996-1900 See map here
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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