In preparation for sandal season, Silver Cross Hospital is hosting a free Foot Fair on Friday, May 1. The event will take place from 3 to 7 p.m. in the Silver Cross Hospital Conference Center in Pavilion A at 1890 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox. Complimentary valet parking is available at the Pavilion Entrance. The toe-tingling experience will include foot screenings, presentations, exhibits, massages, raffle prizes and refreshments. For more information, visit www.silvercross.org or call 1-888-660-HEAL (4325).
Complimentary 10-minute consultations with podiatrists on staff at Silver Cross Hospital or a physical therapist with The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago will be offered from 3 to 7 p.m. Advanced registration is required for the screenings only by scheduling an appointment at online or 1-888-660-HEAL (4325).
In addition, area podiatrists will discuss a variety of foot-related topics throughout the event. The lectures are free and registration is not required to attend the following presentations:
- 3:30 p.m. Ankle Pain – presented by Aaron Kim, DPM
- 4:15 p.m. Heel Pain & the Injured Athlete – presented by Paul Kirchner, DPM
- 5:00 p.m. Arthritis – presented by Michael Buck, DPM
- 5:45 p.m. Fractures of the Foot – presented by Kelly May, DPM
Attendees will also have an opportunity to receive a gait analysis and foot massage; purchase foot scrubs, lotions and high quality shoes; and peruse the many exhibitors including: Miroballi Shoes, New Balance Athletic Footwear, The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago at Silver Cross, Silver Cross Wound Healing & Treatment and Diabetes Centers. Participants can also enter into a raffle for unique gifts and enjoy “Pedi” Fours & punch.
“In most cases, foot conditions do not require surgery or invasive procedures to stop pain and reverse damage,” says Dr. Paul Kirchner, DPM, podiatrist with Lincolnway Medical Associates. “Conservative treatments including medications or special splints are usually all that is required. However, every person’s body responds to treatment differently that is why it is important to have your feet examined by a health care provider like those that will be at the Silver Cross Foot Fair.”