A STAR Podiatrist has been presented with a surprise award for her dedication to ensuring patients get the best possible treatment

Amanda Rossell Smith a professional podiatrist has been recognized for her selfless services to the podiatry profession. She was stunned with the gesture when Gary Doherty, Chief Executive of Besti Cadwaladr University Health Board made an impromptu visit to Ysbyty Alltwen in tremadog.

While handing an elated Amanda, who was secretly nominated for the accolade by her manager Eryl Gilliland, BCHUB head of podiatry and orthotics west an BCUHB Gwobr Seren Betsi Star Award, an honorarium for hardworking and devoted staffs.

Mr. Doherty called her a worthy recipient, who is renowned among colleagues for her wealth of experience and high skills efficiency.

The “star” as Amanda is described by her boss is just the second receipt of such accolade.

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2017 Best Tennis Shoes for Plantar Fasciitis for Men and Women

Whether you are playing on clay, grass or hard court, tennis is quite a different game. Sometimes that ball stays fast and low, but sometimes the ball bounces faster and higher. The style in which you play should adapt the surface of the court, and the first thing which aids you in this is your shoe. Tennis game is all about sudden stops and starts, frequent lateral movement and short sprints. A good footwear can either make or lose the game.

Wearing a good footwear while playing tennis is also important to protect your feet from various kinds of feet injuries. 90% of the injuries tennis players suffer from are caused by improper footwear. This is because your feet is doing all the work for you. It requires support from all sides. From midsole and insole lining to later support- everything needs to effectively support your feet for the play.

Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is often also referred to as “jogger’s heels”. It is a painful heel condition in which the plantar fascia becomes inflamed. It is the most common cause of pain in heel and affects 4/10 athletes at some point in life. 80% of those who suffer from heel pain have plantar fasciitis. Victims feel the pain in heel towards the bottom. The pain associated with PF is the most during morning and can increase by bending foot and toes.

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Curing Plantar Fasciitis Pain in 5 Minutes Using Chinese Therapy

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Hey guys welcome to chinese therapy its Jason’s here. Have you suffering in plantar fasciitis for all time. Plantar fasciitis is a disorder that results in the heel pain and the bottom of the foot. There are a couple of reasons that make you have plantar fasciitis. You might wear the wrong shoes, standing or walking too long or do too much exercise. So before you try to get rid of the plantar fasciitis is you need to find what cause the problem.

Today I’m going to teach you how to cure the plantar fasciitis in five minutes. So if you find a pain from here to here you ok use this method to relieve the pain. Firstly we have to find a spot that we are focusing on. The sport are around the Talus. Is on the red line. Secondly we need to use our knuckle to massage the spot. Your hand be like that.


Ball Release and Calf Stretching Exercise Technique For Plantar Fasciitis

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Hello I’m Dr. Robert Labelle they were going to be reviewing the ball home release program for the calf in the plantar fascia and the front of the leg. Initially we are going to have Ariana demonstrate three stretches for the calf. We tend to do three different angles of stretching for the calf to hit all the muscle fibers. So if we go up against the wall we’re going to have you do is bring your toes up into the wall just like that. And the way she’s done this is ok.

But i would actually prefer what you can see here and this is a traditional mistake some people make. The toes are being bent I prefer her bend her left knee and get more of her four foot against the wall. That’s going to provide a much deeper stretch. After its they’re all she has to do is straighten out her left leg and come towards the wall. And she’s going to get an intense calf stretch.

One Stretch – Calf Stretching Device Recommended by Podiatrists

That’s looking really good all the stretching we’re doing here. I’d like you to hold for 30 to 60 seconds. And do it two to four times a day or as needed. Where the three stretches come in and to hit all the fibers of the calf. I’m going to have you turn your toes out slightly, perfect. And then come up and that will be felt outta here.

That’s the second stretch and then turn them in slightly and that will be felt more in the inside. The second exercise in this video is a release of the plantar fascia with a tennis size ball. We tend to hand out these balls that we prefer them to be a bit harder than a tennis ball. It’s mushy but it has some good density. So how we release the bottom of the foot of the plantar fascia.


Does Plantar Fasciitis Injection Really Work?

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Ok it’s friday and we have a wonderful patient here today, who has a history of plantar fasciitis. Say hi, Hi. Ok we injected you before right how long ago was that. Is more than a year wasn’t it so we got a lot of a lot of time out of that last injection right. Ok so i’m just using a little baited. I’m here and this to provide a little bit of antiseptic right.

We got miss Jenny on the camera, hey Jenny. How you been miss Jenny Linda had a busy day it’s friday afternoon and you can almost hear the raindrops are falling again like we need more than the houston area. What do you think secret patient let’s give her a secret nickname. What would be the name i will call them miss nice see how nice miss.jenny is. I was going to call her miss sore foot.


$5M health-care fraud Case – A Podiatrist From Havertown is Sentenced to 8 Years

A past Delaware County podiatrist has been sentenced to eight years in federal prison after pleading guilty to health-care fraud of nearly $5 million, an amount he must involuntarily pay back.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Philadelphia said the culprit Stephen A. Monaco of A Foot Above Podiatry in Havertown, deceptively submitted falsified bills totaling the above depicted amount to Medicare and Medicaid for false podiatric procedures that were never performed or were not medically necessary between January 2008 and Oct. 31, 2014.

Monaco, 59, who was one of the suspected 301 people charged last year in connection to a nationwide Medicare-fraud bust which spanned 36 federal districts and involved about $900 million in fraudulent payments pleaded guilty in August to one count of health-care fraud.

U.S. District Judge Juan R. Sánchez lawfully sentenced Monaco to 97 months in prison for his fraudulent activities. He also ordered him to serve three years’ supervised release and to compulsorily pay $4,960,295 in restitution.

11 Reasons Why People Get Plantar Fasciitis

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Causes of Plantar Fasciitis Disorder

Plantar fascia is the thick piece of tissue at the base of your foot that tissue stretches from the base of the foot, and connects the heel of the foot at regions of the toe. In simpler terms, plantar fascia is like an archer’s bow with the heel at one end of the bow and toes at the other. The tissue keeps the foot arch tight up.

A prolonged or repeated stress of this tissue is what frequently brings about the disorder called plantar fasciitis.  Hence when the plantar fascia tissue is overstretched over time it results in this foot problem.

Plantar fasciitis frequently happens among specific sorts of individuals who stretch their feet running, mountain climbing, and who often  get  involves in  long-trekking are at danger of having plantar fasciitis (more…)

Maine Coast Memorial Hospital Join hands with Dr. Nicholas Vachon’s Podiatry Clinic

Dr. Nicholas Vachon’s Foot DoctorAfter 28 years of owning and privately managing his podiatry clinic in Ellsworth, Dr. Nicholas Vachon’s podiatry clinic became part of Maine Coast Memorial Hospital on Dec. 1, 2016.

Dr. Vachon currently cares for patients at all three hospitals in Hancock County where he is an active staff member at Maine Coast Memorial Hospital and a courtesy staff member at both Blue Hill Memorial Hospital and Mount Desert Island Hospital.

Dr. Vachon an extreme professional serve on the Quality and Professional Affairs Committee, the Surgical Services Committee, and has been a member of the Board of Trustees at Main Coast Memorial Hospital since 2007.

He is the co-founder of the successful Wound Care Center operating in the Mary Dow Center at the hospital.

Dr. Nicholas Vachon’s Podiatry office is at the same location and to book an appointment, call 667-2523


Columbia Podiatry damaged after car crashes into front lobby

COLUMBIA — An unfortunate car crash occurred at a Columbia podiatry when a car crashed into the entrance of Columbia Podiatry on the morning of February 1 totally wrecking the front doors while a wall inside the lobby was partially damaged.

Tim Bach, Battalion Chief of The Columbia Fire Department said, the Fire Department arrived the scene of the incident at about 10:30 a.m. to find a silver Ford Escape smashed completely into the building with both the driver and one passenger inside.

An eyewitness Dorothy Witten who luckily escaped being hurt in the incident said he had been sitting against the partially damaged wall that the car crashed into before being call to an examination room few minutes before the incident.

Fortunately, nobody inside the building was hurt and the two occupants of the damaged car were not conveyed to the hospital

Columbia Police said a malfunction in the vehicle was reported as the cause of the crash by the two occupants.


How to Recognise Plantar Fasciitis Symptoms

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Plantar fasciitis is a commonly occurring foot pain disorder. Also known as jogger’s heel, plantar fasciitis is a disorder of the plantar surface of a person’s foot. It is characterised by inflammation, structural deterioration, and in some cases, fibrosis.

Plantar fasciitis is a pain and swelling disorder that is caused over time of feeling a sharp discomfort at the foot region. Plantar fasciitis symptoms literally feel as though your foot is being smacked with a hammer; an isolated spot of terrible pain. The heel pain is caused by damage and tearing to the tendons inside your calves.

The major complaint of those with plantar fasciitis is pain and stiffness in the bottom of the heel. This develops gradually over time. It usually affects just one foot, but can affect both feet. Some people describe the pain as dull, while others experience a sharp pain, and some feel a burning or ache on the bottom of the foot extending outward from the heel. (more…)