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 licensed spa technicians at We Treat Feet Spa offer a variety of treatments for the feet and hands. The classic pedicure with Dr.'s Remedy polish uses a natural alternative to regular polishes, making it idea for clients with nail fungus, brittle or discolored nails, chemical allergies, or those who are pregnant. Nail extensions are available in silk tips or shellac, and customers can adorn their new nails with nail designs. Sore feet can take advantage of a foot bath and massage to relax.
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.
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.
During Dr. Andrew Carver's three decades in podiatry, he has served as a team podiatrist in the NBA and the USFL, as well as acted as the podiatrist for American Tennis Professionals. He treated the illustrious feet of patients such as Barry Bonds and Andre Agassi, who routinely reported burns from setting the court on fire with his footwork. A man of untiring initiative, Dr. Carver invented a widely used orthotic implant and founded the HealthSouth Surgery Center's second-year residency training program. The celebrated podiatrist also lends his surgical skills to the philanthropic Baja Project for Crippled Children.
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.