PABWC will be closing its Beaches office on November 3, 2014.
Packages include proven procedures and techniques to keep you balanced, to help prevent injury leading to high medical bills, and even discounts on many of our other services. The best part is that you get to come as much as you want!
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Our Practice Focuses on the Foundation of Health - The Foot
“At Podiatry and Barefoot Wellness Centers, we specialize in integrative treatments that focus on the foot as the foundation of the entire body and ongoing, preventive care to help keep our patients moving. Our board certified doctors are trained to recognize and treat all types of foot conditions but our approach to podiatry, which marries eastern and western medicine, is quite unique.”
Preventative maintenance for your car is a no-brainer. On average, we take our cars for regular service 3 to 5 times/year. The idea of tire rotations, wheel alignments, engine tune-ups, oil changes, and brake inspections is to extend service life, to keep you safe, and to keep your car running smoothly for as long as possible. So why do we care more about our cars than our feet?
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Compare your car to your feet. Each step we take (thousands per day) puts pressure on your feet which are connected to every other structural component of your body. Imbalances in alignment or gait, multiplied over thousands of steps inevitably strain other parts of your body like your back, knees, hips, neck, etc. and lead to pain and injuries costing you and your insurance company more money.
Unlike cars, we only get one set of feet for our entire lives, so why don’t we have regularly scheduled foot maintenance? Now we do.
The PABWC Annual Wellness Program is preventative medicine that provides you with unlimited visits with our trained medical professionals who will keep your feet balanced and aligned, enhance your quality of life, relieve your pain, and keep you moving while avoiding expensive procedures like rehabilitation and surgery.
Of the more than 26 million people in the US with diabetes, about half will develop neuropathy, a loss of feeling in the lower extremities, which can then lead to unnoticed infections or wounds and even amputations. PABWC is an industry leader in prevention of podiatric issues caused by diabetes and diabetic wound care.
The must-have book on fibromyalgia with a new and never before released correlation between podiatry and fibromyalgia syndrome. In East Meets West From the Bottom Up, Dr. Groshell takes us on his medical journey through Eastern and Western medicine, which leads to changing the course of fibromyalgia treatment.
Peace of Heart Jewelry
This is a love story about a Mother and a Daughter and the strong bonds between them forged by their battle to survive and thrive in the midst of extremely challenging circumstances. Meet Gentry through her art and learn her story as told by her Mother. Her art, made into jewelry, is a way to share her story and inspire hope for whatever challenges life brings your way.
The Effects of Postural Imbalance
If the foot (or foundation) is slightly out of balance, it will have a profound effect on the rest of the body. A slight imbalance of the foot will produce excessive stress on the ankles, knees, hips, and the lower back. This stress compounded by 8 to 10,000 steps a day will eventually produce significant degenerative changes throughout the entire body.
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The ankles, knees, and hips will begin to develop degenerative changes as the cartilage begins to degenerate. When the degenerative changes become significant in the lower back region, the nerves exiting the spinal cord become compressed and irritated affecting the musculature and internal organs of the body.
Many people understand this concept and relate certain pain syndromes such as plantar fasciitis, knee pain, and sciatic involvement from foot imbalances and compression of the nerves. However, what many people do not realize is how these nerves affect the internal organs of the body and the overall health of the body. Furthermore, many people do not make the connection between foot or the foundation of the posture and other co-morbidities such as gastrointestinal disturbance, shortness of breath, anxiety, depression, tension headaches, sleep disturbances, instability or fear of falling, chronic fatigue, and low energy, and many other symptoms.
At PABWC we connect a root cause of these comorbidities and other diverse and seemingly unrelated chronic pain syndromes such as fibromyalgia, myofascial pain syndrome, radiculopathy, causalgia, and diabetic peripheral neuropathy to a common underlying origin or mechanism of injury such as structural imbalances in the posture starting with root or foundation and that is the foot and ankle structure.
The Signs and symptoms of Ruo Gen Syndrome (Translated as Weakened Roots in Chinese)
We view the body as one functional unit and its interaction with the environment as critical to our patients’ well-being. We want to emphasize the relationship between the external components of the body, the musculoskeletal system and its relationship to the nervous system in internal organs.
If you’re experiencing any of the following, you may have what we’ve identified as Ruo Gen Syndrome
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- Decrease in the activity and functional capacity of daily living such as difficulty performing normal work and/or household activities or participation in recreational activities
- Associated comorbidities: Chronic fatigue/low energy, anxiety or panic disorders, dizziness, shortness of breath, heart palpitations, gastrointestinal disturbances, intolerance to cole, memory or concentration problems, sense of poor circulation, pelvic pain, sleep disturbances/restless leg syndrome, tension headaches
- Instability during walking and fear of falling
- Widespread, non-localized pain such as tennis elbow, sciatica, low back pain, heel spurs, and bunions.
- Multiple trigger points or painful areas that were not noticeable until palpated.
- Sensory changes such as loss of sensation, numbness, tingling, burning, and instability.
- Limitation in joint motion and stiffness, such as osteoarthritis changes throughout the body.
At PABWC we’ve developed programs that address these symptoms. We combine modern western and eastern medicine modalities to treat and eliminate these symptoms by treating the root cause (your foot).
Treatment may include electro galvanic stimulation, acupuncture, proprietary and unique injection therapy, specific arch support foot taping, customized orthotic inserts, and a unique foot manipulative technique that is the core of Ruo Gen treatments.