PODIATRIST STATES THAT PEDICURES FOR ATHLETES ARE MEDICAL, NOT COSMETIC
posted: Jun 12, 2014.
Podiatrist, Dr. Howard Osterman, team Podiatrist for the Wasdhington Wizards basketball team states, "for those who play sports and have an active lifestyle, a pedicure is less a luxury and more about keeping their feet in great shape. The Wall Street Journal recently reported that Dwyane Wade, the Miami Heat shooting guard, gets 'sports pedicures,' which is what some salons call a no-frills foot treatment designed for the pedi-hesitant man or woman. And this week, photos surfaced online suggesting that quarterback Tim Tebow occasionally indulges, too. A handful of his team's players get pedicures every six weeks during the season. Players consider it necessary in terms of foot health and reducing their risk of injury, he suggests. They're not the least bit embarrassed, and they see it as part of their training program. It's as much medical as it is cosmetic."
Toronto Foot clinic, Academy Foot and Orthotic Clinics has many patients attend every 6 weeks for regular 'Medical Pedicures.' Many people have extended health insurance which covers them for podiatric or chiropody foot care and this procedure is covered. If you or a loved one requires honest, competent advice or quality foot care or custom orthotic, please do not hesitate to contact us at 416-465-8737.