Don’t Self-Isolate with Plantar Warts

Posted on Wednesday, January 20th, 2021

We are more than halfway through the first month of the New Year! While the start of this year may be different than how we originally envisioned, it comes with a chance to set new goals and explore new possibilities. More than ever, we understand how vital our health is to our overall physical and mental wellbeing. Addressing your foot health concerns is a great way to start off 2021 and keep you on track to achieving your goals. A common foot concern patients have is plantar warts. A plantar wart is often a painful, callous-like growth on the bottom of the foot, complete with tiny black spots in the lesion. Plantar warts are definitely not something we want to keep around in 2021. One of our new year’s resolutions is to ensure that our patients know there is an innovative and effective plantar wart treatment available. 

With the current state of emergency in Ontario, the great news is that our clinic is open for treatments, with all the appropriate COVID-19 precautions in place.

 

Innovative Wart Treatment: Swift Microwave Therapy

At Werkman, Boven & Associates, we offer Swift Microwave Therapy as a treatment for those stubborn plantar warts. Traditional wart treatments aim to destroy the skin and thus destroy the virus. Swift uses microwave energy to safely pass through the skin and target below the surface. This energy burst activates the body’s own immune response to fight the root cause of plantar warts, the HPV virus.

Traditional wart treatments involve acids or freezing and messy home care kits with longer treatment times and less reliable results. Swift Microwave Therapy involves no home care or creams. Instead, we book several in-clinic appointments, 4 weeks apart. This therapy allows patients to continue daily activities as normal following each treatment, making it an ideal option for the active and busy individual.

The Benefits of Swift Microwave Therapy:

  • High success rate
  • Shorter treatment time
  • No creams, no dressings, no mess
  • No home care required

Research shows 83% of patients undergoing Swift Microwave Therapy see resolution in just four treatments. Review the in-clinic results we have realized with patients.

 

Perhaps you feel embarrassed to admit you are dealing with this foot problem. Don’t be. This is a very common foot condition and as you have read, there is an effective treatment available! Please give our clinic a call and book your appointment today.

Welcome Back Kaitlin Boven!

Posted on Wednesday, January 6th, 2021

We are excited to usher in 2021 by welcoming back chiropodist Kaitlin Boven. Kaitlin spent 2020 on maternity leave, caring for her newborn daughter Harper. Kaitlin will be working in our clinic on Tuesdays (including evening appointments), Thursdays and Fridays.

Routine Foot Care & Ingrown Toenails

Kaitlin has her Master’s degree in Diabetes, a Bachelor of Science (Hons.) in Podiatry and is a Registered Chiropodist. Kaitlin is a professional foot care specialist, experienced in routine foot care, treating ingrown toenails and performing nail surgery. She also treats other ailments of the feet such as fungal nails and plantar warts.

Diabetic Foot Care and Ulcer Management

Kaitlin’s interests lie in diabetic footcare and education.  Kaitlin has an in-depth knowledge of diabetic wounds, neuropathy and its effects on the feet. She is passionate about ulcer management and stays current on innovative wound care treatments. Kaitlin is one of the few in Ontario trained and skilled in Total Contact Casting. Total Contact Casting is a technique used to facilitate the healing of a diabetic foot ulcer. A custom cast is applied, conforming to the shape of the foot. It is designed to redistribute weight off the foot ulcer, creating a chamber just right for healing. If you would like to learn more about Total Contact Casting, please give our office a call and let us answer any questions you may have.

Please join us in welcoming Kaitlin back! Book an appointment with Kaitlin so that she can expertly assess and care for your feet.

No Referral Required: Be in Control of your Foot Care

Posted on Wednesday, December 2nd, 2020

Werkman, Boven & Associates offers safe and clean footcare for all ages. While we find ourselves in the midst of the “Control” (red) level of public health measures, it can be especially challenging to take care of your foot health. New restrictions impede access to services designed to monitor your health, such as those offered in a doctor’s office or hospital. We provide specialized services to take care of your foot needs in a safe and timely manner with increased safety measures to minimize your exposure to illness.

Let us help you! No Referral Required

Werkman, Boven & Associates offers several services you might not have realized we provide. Our services do not require a referral. Instead of heading to your doctor, consider booking an appointment with our trained professionals for:

Call our office or use our handy online form to request your appointment today!

Our Foot Clinic Amenities in Oakville

You can rest assured that Werkman, Boven & Associates has a comprehensive screening procedure in place for all staff and patients. As you have grown accustomed to, we require masks, hand sanitizing and social distancing for all. We also limit the number of people in the building to keep you safe. We are glad to keep your safety our priority by following all the College of Chiropodists of Ontario’s and Ontario Ministry of Health’s recommendations.

When you have arrived for your appointment, we have a text message “check-in” system so you can wait in the comfort of your vehicle. We have an abundance of free parking, just steps from our front door. You may also call so we can let you know when it is safe to enter. To limit contact, we offer e-Transfer as an option of payment and can email you the receipt for your convenience.

We are a COVID-19 Secure Clinic

We have recently undergone a third-party audit regarding our COVID-19 procedures and a risk analysis. We confirmed that we are complying with the government’s guidance on managing the risk of COVID-19. We are proud to display this certificate in our clinic! Our chiropodists and staff are trained in safety protocols and here to address all your foot care needs. Book your appointment with one of our professionals today!

While these times may be uncertain and challenging, you can depend on Werkman, Boven & Associates to offer safe and professional foot care, with a smile under our masks! 🙂

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