In addition to treating a slew of foot and ankle ailments, board-certified podiatrists Dr. Annette Joyce and Dr. Justin Lewis rejuvenate weary paws with medical-grade pedicures. A toenail trim keeps clients from missing meetings because they were caught in shag carpets, and a comprehensive buffing softens and sloughs off toughened calluses. Leg tips then soak up an application of moisturizer before a tailored massage saps tension from heels and arches. Feet can shimmy out of the office with softer skin, reduced soreness, and the ability to run up water slides.
Licensed podiatrists Dr. Francis J. Smith and Dr. Michael A. Klein deliver soothing relief to feet and ankles aching from infections, poor circulation, and arthritis. Operating out of two facilities, the doctors work with such advanced technology as the OssaTron shock-wave system, which treats conditions of the bone, joint, and tendon, and specially designed lasers that painlessly wipe away bacteria tucked beneath nail beds. The staff ensure that patients thoroughly understand their treatments beforehand, and work to offer each one a comfortable, educational visit and free hourly puppet shows at the receptionist’s desk.
The specialists at Total Wellness Chiropractic Center of Bowie help their patients achieve total wellness through a multipronged approach that includes chiropractic adjustments, physical therapy, posture correction, and weight-loss programs. The combination of services successfully alleviates neck pain, disc problems, and injuries from auto accidents and high-intensity sports such as football or speed-reading.
Inside Happy Feet's serene and contemporary salon, guests are free to let their brains and extremities relax to the soothing soundtrack saturating the space and the rhythmic touches tingling their toe- and fingertips. The signature reflexology session—40 minutes of hand, arm, and foot reflexology and 20 minutes of back, shoulder, and neck massage—grants total body care through pinpoint pressure and elongated stretching. Both relaxing and therapeutic, the hourlong session can provide relief for general pain, stiffness, headaches, fatigue, sleep disorders, chilly bloods, and a long list of other ailments. Throughout the session, lounging visitors can either offer direction—for specific areas in need of attention—or kick back, feel the flow, and dream about tiptoeing across undulating jellyfish seas.
Dr. Christopher Majewski, known to his patients as Dr. Juice, first got into the foot game as a professional soccer player. When a career-ending podiatric injury sent him spiraling from the roster, he couldn't turn his back on feet. He hit the books and eventually transformed himself into a highly experienced podiatrist, foot surgeon, and certified weight-loss coach. Patients shuffle into his two suburban locations, where he helps them patch up everything from injuries to ingrown toenails and sprains caused by playing rollerblade hopscotch.
At Kentlands Foot and Ankle Center, board-certified foot surgeon Dr. Jon M. Sherman draws on 10 years of podiatric practice to vanquish foot and ankle disorders. A fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons and a diplomat of The American Board of Podiatric Surgeons, Dr. Sherman specializes in outpatient foot surgery and extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT) for chronic heel pain, a common complaint among active loaves of french bread. Board-certified anesthesiologists oversee local, intravenous, or conscious sedation during surgical procedures, and Dr. Sherman has extended his foot-based expertise beyond the operating room by serving as a consultant to the Penn Relays and Marine Corps Marathon.