Fall Family Update

Posted on Tuesday, October 16th, 2012

It’s never boring in the Werkman Foot Clinic or Werkman home. Here’s an update of what we’ve been up to over the summer and into fall.

The Girls

45182012125045Kaitlin worked alongside Mom (Vicki) and Dad (Rick) in the clinic over the summer. She reported that she learned “a ton”. Kaitlin recently returned to Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh, Scotland to begin the 2nd of 5 years in their acclaimed podiatry program.

15182012125115Rachel and Rick participated in the annual Crossfit Element Challenge. Rachel was the youngest female competitor, she’s in Grade 12, and is considering applying for her B.Sc. in Nursing.

41182012125141Sarah started Grade 10 and just landed a part-time job at McDonalds.

Continuing Education

Rick has enrolled in the Local Anesthesia and Injections for Chiropodists continuing education course offered through The Mitchener Institute and approved by the College of Chiropodists of Ontario. This comprehensive learning opportunity provides a solid foundation for current injectables and also the use of other injectables in the future. Learning includes pharmacology, indications, contraindications, complications, related emergencies, injection techniques, current/evidence based advancements and recommendations.

Rick and Vicki will be attending the 13th Annual CFPM (Canadian Federation of Podiatric Medicine) October 26-27, 2012 at the London Convention Centre. This year’s program offers chiropodists, podiatrists, office staff and other health professionals the opportunity to attend a dynamic, educational conference that is essential to professional development.

Nomita Kumar-Singh Joins the Team!

10182012125210We are also delighted to announce that Nomita Kumar-Singh be re-joining the Werkman Chiropody team one day a week. Nomita, husband Karun Singh and their 2 year old twin girls are returning to Canada from Boston, where Karun recently completed postdoctoral research in Li-Huei Tsai’s laboratory at the Picower Institute at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Nomita is a graduate of McMaster University, and has been a Registered Chiropodist since 2003. She studied wound care for an additional year under Dr. Gary Sibbald. During their four years in Boston, Nomita worked as an assistant to podiatric surgeons.

We welcome Nomita, Karun and the girls back to the Oakville/Burlington area and are pleased to be working with wonderfully friendly, exceptionally smart, Nomita once again.

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