Dr. Robert G. Parker, a third-generation Houstonian that's been in practice since 1970, steers the ship that is Parker Podiatry. During these last 40 years, Dr. Parker has built an impressive resumé crammed full of awards, lecturing gigs, published academic papers, and appearances on numerous TV and radio stations. At his offices, he sees patients dealing with the full spectrum of foot-related problems. He and his staff also stay up to date on the latest in podiatric technologies, including the use of lasers to get rid of unwanted toenail fungus and expedite the robot takeover.
Feet are some of our hardest working body parts, and often get overlooked—but not at South Texas Foot Institute. Firm believers that treatment begins with education, the team takes pride in offering detailed, progressive treatments for a range of foot and lower-leg issues. Patients come to the institute for everything from regular maintenance of the feet to walking or running problems to medical issues relating to conditions such as diabetes. Treatments utilize cutting edge technology and procedures, helping patients with maladies such as heel or ankle pain, fungal problems, bunions, and tendonitis. The doctor also specializes in pediatric care, offering treatments to correct early-occurring issues and help children develop properly.
Featured on programs such as The Dr. Oz Show and Good Morning America, Aqualipo’s water-assisted fat-removal system sneaks under skin to steal away lipid collections from designated body geography. Licensed physicians Dr. Jeffrey Caruth and Dr. Mauricio Giraldo photograph, mark, and sketch abstract self-portraits on the client's problem area before applying local anesthetic and cutting a small incision to reach the fat layer. Pulsing water jets then flush out fatty tissue with a sterile fluid, evicting lipids without stressing surrounding muscles, nerves, or other tissues. Unlike traditional liposuction, Aqualipo treatments require no general anesthesia and typically last 30–45 minutes, leaving most patients ready for discharge 15 minutes after completion. Clients can expect faster results and less intense side effects—such as swelling, bruising, and uncontrollably transmitting ham-radio signals—than those caused by conventional liposuction procedures.
Dr. Gary Prant can tell a lot from the way a person walks. As he explains it, one?s gait can reveal how the foot compensates for a lack of motion or for structural problems. With his findings, Dr. Prant can work with feet and joints, realigning the foot so his patients can walk comfortably without surgery or only going places via swimming. He calls this therapy foot manipulation, and it is just one of the nonsurgical options he offers at Arbor Foot Health Center. His many foot-wellness methods?which incorporate lasers, ultrasounds, and x-ray imaging?can treat several foot-centric issues, including sprains, athlete?s foot, gout, hammertoes, warts, and toenail fungus. He also custom fits orthotics and curates a stock of heel cushions, shoe sprays, and corn pads at his center?s foot store.
The licensed massage therapists at Divine Footcare Center view massage as an important form of health-care rather than an occasional indulgence. Though a session does flood the brain with endorphins and microscopic blue ribbons, the therapists also champion its power to boost circulation, improve joints’ range of motion, and vanquish stress. Before administering any of their five types of massage, they take time to answer questions the client may have and help them choose the modality that best fits their needs.