The podiatrists at PA Foot & Ankle Associates believe it's important to keep up with the latest technology and techniques in their field, so they attend multiple podiatry seminars throughout the year. They then take that information back to patients and educate them about their foot and ankle conditions and the modern ways to treat those problems. As a result, two of the practice's doctors were recently voted to be the Best Podiatrist in Lehigh Valley Magazine's Best of the Valley competition and in Morning Call's Readers' Choice award competition.
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After deciding to be a doctor at the age of 9, Dr. Peter Wishnie entered the world of sports, gaining a firsthand look at the orthopedic issues unique to athletes. Years later, he began applying this knowledge, working alongside three podiatrists to help make feet happy enough to applaud themselves awkwardly. His team treats and prevents a wide array of orthopedic, skin, nail, and diabetic foot issues with clinical pedicures and nail-oriented care.
Doctors of Chiropractic David Fischer, Debra Maibach, and Donna Nicolich have been adjusting spines for years at Fischer Health & Rehabilitation. Those spines belong to athletes, retirees, pregnant women, working folk, and even newborns. They all suffer from stressors on their nervous system, which can lead to migraines, back pain, and tingling in the limbs and phantom limbs. In addition to manual adjustments, the staff helps alleviate patients' pain with physical therapy, massage therapy, and individualized doctor-assisted weight loss.
Founded by an interventional pain physician and a specialist in physical medicine and rehabilitation, Performance Spine & Sports Medicine takes a team-oriented approach to treating injury and illness. The interdisciplinary, nonsurgical institute develops a physician-directed plan for each client that may incorporate physical therapy, chiropractic adjustments with a whole-body approach, and acupuncture. These plans address anything from herniated discs and sprains to migraines and chronic pain. Whether the experts are treating nervous-system maladies or assessing sports performance with OptoJump technology and simulated locker-room pep talks, they continually check in with each patient to make sure treatments meet individual needs.
Board-certified podiatrists Dr. Andrew Schmierer and Dr. Craig Shapero use their combined expertise to lead a helpful, professional staff that cares for patients and adds a kick to lagging steps with foot treatments suitable for anyone. Aside from helping alleviate the discomfort of corns, calluses, and arthritis, they also help athletes by repairing sprains, analyzing gaits, and teaching them fancy footwork to incorporate into touchdown dances. The doctors tend to all parts of the feet from the heel and arch to the ankle and toenails, and they can perform everything from medical-grade pedicures to laser treatments for fungal nails.