March Break is a Great Time for Kids Footcare!

Posted on Wednesday, February 14th, 2018

Children Need Healthy Feet Too!

Of course you love your children. But you may not love their stinky, smelly, fungal or wart infested feet. Thank goodness we’re close by and ready to help!

March break is a great time to book an appointment for routine foot and wart care, treatment for ingrown toenails, sports injuries, or custom orthotics! Hop on over to see the comprehensive foot care services we offer kids of all ages.

Our Team Captain, Rick Werkman is registered for routine and specialized footcare, and has a B.Sc. Podiatric Medicine with electives focusing on the areas of Sports Medicine and Injuries, Microbiology and Podopharmacology. Rick is also Licensed for Nail Surgery, Local Anesthesia, and Injections to the foot.

March Break Clinic Hours:

Day Open Close
Monday 8:00 A.M. 4:00 P.M.
Tuesday 9:00 A.M. 7:00 P.M.
Wednesday 8:00 A.M. 8:00 P.M.
Thursday 8:00 A.M. 4:00 P.M.
Friday 7:00 A.M. 12:00 P.M.

Make an appointment for yourself too! We’re conveniently located, easy to get to and we love feet! Learn more about the Werkman team.

Custom Orthotics Help Put the “Win” in Winter!

Posted on Tuesday, January 30th, 2018

family footwearAll-Season Foot Comfort!

Wow! The weather these days is crazy. The thermometer may bobbing up and down, and your fitness routine may change (daily), but you’ll never have to worry about foot comfort!

Whatever your sport, whether it’s walking, running, skating, skiing, hockey or building snowmen, custom orthotics with dynamic cushioning provide comfort – and that will help you perform better!

Custom orthotics are made especially for YOUR feet. They support or supplement weakened or abnormal joints. Orthotics are custom devices (inserts worn in your shoes, boots, or skates) designed to alleviate the pain and discomfort you may suffer from conditions such as arthritis and joint pain and foot disorders such as fallen arches, heel spurs, bunions, sport injuries, etc. Ouch! Why continue to suffer when there may be an alternative to pain?

Speaking of arthritis, the Arthritis Foundation recommends orthotics to relieve pressure on the joints. Read the article here.

family ski adventureIf you would like to learn more about custom orthotics that will help you put the WIN in winter (whatever the temperature), book an appointment with us for a consultation. The Werkman Foot & Orthotic Clinic is conveniently located in Oakville on the northwest corner of Maple Grove Drive and Cornwall Road. You and your team will be happy you did. Cheers to winter.

How to Prevent Amputations: Heal Diabetic Foot Ulcers With Off-Loading!

Posted on Thursday, January 18th, 2018

Weight Distribution Technique for Treatment of Diabetic Foot Ulcers and Wounds

The most important aspect to healing an ulcer or wound on the bottom of the foot is to reduce weight bearing pressure on the area. Research tells us that Total Contact Casting (TCC) is by far the most effective way of achieving that off-loading.

Why are we telling you this? According to the Canadian Diabetes Association:

In Ontario, there is 1 amputation every 4 hours as a result of a diabetic foot ulcer.  

The Total Contact Cast closely conforms to the exact shape of the foot – creating a chamber perfect for healing. It works by redistributing weight off of your foot ulcer so it can heal.

TCC casting
The Total Contact Cast system is considered to be the gold standard among most experts, believing it to be the best method – for achieving proper off-loading to help heal diabetic foot ulcers. Learn more about Total Contact Casting.

Don’t be a statistic!

Canadian Diabetes Association chart
To learn more about how the Total Contact Casting system can help you, contact us today. Learn more about Diabetic Footcare and Education at the Werkman Foot & Orthotic Clinic in Oakville.