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April, National Foot Health Awareness Month with Dr. Velimir Petkov

April, National Foot Health Awareness Month with Dr. Velimir Petkov

April 24, 2019




Dr. Velimir Petkov, a Board-certified podiatrist and the Medical Director of Premier Podiatry in Clifton, New Jersey joins eHealth Radio and the Foot Health and Health News Channels. Dr. Petkov has 12 years of experience treating residents of New Jersey for a wide variety of foot and ankle issues.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Velimir Petkov discuss the following:

  1. What basic foot care tips can you offer our listeners?
  2. Who should be concerned with the health of their feet?
  3. What are some bothersome signs to look out for?
  4. When should a person see a podiatrist?
  5. Your practice's motto is "advanced foot and ankle care." Can you tell me a little bit more about the advanced technologies that are being used in your office?

Tip: Many people turn to a podiatrist thinking that they have a foot condition. In a large percentage of cases, it turns out to be in relation to some other systemic disease. If you notice anything odd with your feet, experience pain or discomfort, don't wait too long before visiting an experienced podiatrist. The American Podiatric Medical Association's website is an excellent source of finding one in your area.

Under the direction of expert podiatrist Velimir Petkov, DPM, the team at Premier Podiatry offers cutting-edge solutions for a wide variety of foot and ankle conditions. This state-of-the-art Clifton, New Jersey podiatry practice is conveniently located on Clifton Avenue.

Dr. Petkov has an extensive background in innovative treatments, which began with the best training. He graduated from Chicago's top podiatry program, the Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science. He then finished his residency at the Wyckoff Heights Medical Center in New York, focusing on foot surgery, sports medicine, diabetic wound care, and limb salvage. Dr. Petkov has 10 years of post-surgical experience treating thousands of New Jersey residents.

Dr. Petkov is experienced in some of the most advanced minimally invasive procedures for plantar fasciitis and Achilles tendonitis. In his modern, family-friendly podiatry office, he offers regenerative therapies such as platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and K-Laser therapy. Cryotherapy is also available for the treatment of plantar warts.

Patients of Dr. Petkov appreciate his willingness to spend time with them during appointments and educate them about their foot conditions. While Dr. Petkov can diagnose and treat an array of ailments related to the lower extremities, he has special interests in sports medicine, wound care, and pediatric podiatry.

This state-of-the-art practice is home to some of the most advanced diagnostic technologies including a high-frequency digital x-ray and high-resolution diagnostic ultrasound imaging. 3D custom molded orthotics are available to patients. Revolutionary technology also allows Dr. Petkov to produce same-day custom-fit orthotics created by utilizing lightweight, light-curing composite materials that mold directly to a patient's foot in under 5 minutes.

The office offers online booking for appointments, an integrated secure patient portal and electronic check-in via tablets for a streamlined experience and convenient access.

Dr. Petkov and the team at Premier Podiatry welcome new patients. Appointments are available same-day, late evenings and on weekends. Call 973-315-5555 or visit to schedule your consultation.

Dr. Petkov is an avid movies fan. In his spare time, he enjoys grilling, going to the beach, swimming, watching sports, going on hikes and long walks with his dog, and of course, spending time with his family and friends.





Social Media Links:
Twitter: @premierfootcare

Freeing yourself from foot pain is no quick fix

Freeing yourself from foot pain is no quick fix

April 16, 2019




Dr. Stephen Bui, Founder and CEO at Active Life Solutions which is an e-commerce company that markets health and fitness products aimed at helping people maintain an active life joins eHealth Radio and the Foot Health and Health News Channels.

Several months ago, Bui, a podiatric surgeon with more than 16 years of experience, launched his own invention, the HighHealer, which is a 5-in-1 portable foot care solution.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Stephen Bui discuss the following:

  1. What is the biggest issue you see related to foot care?
  2. What role have you played in address foot pain?
  3. So besides evaluating products and bringing them to life through your e-commerce company, you have obviously invented your own foot care product. Can you tell us a little more about what into the invention of the HighHealer?
  4. This is wonderful that you have invented this device, but do you think this product will cure foot pain?
  5. People have different conditions and different tools they are using for their foot pain, the question then becomes what is the HighHealer going to do for them?

Dr. Stephen Bui graduated from Rutgers University, College of Pharmacy in NJ. He now has over 22 years of experience in the healthcare arena, including being a pharmacist, surgeon and physician. He is a Board Certified surgeon who has performed thousands of foot and ankle surgeries, including surgeries on international humanitarian missions.

In January 2017, Dr. Bui started ActiveLifeUSA with goals to promote health and wellness through active lifestyles. His current clinical research includes effects of good posture and non-surgical treatments for plantar fasciitis (heel pain) with his new invention "The HighHealer.

In his spare time, he is an avid snowboarder, triathlete and marathon runner.




Social Media Links:
Twitter: @activelifeus

Minimally Invasive Surgery in 2019

Minimally Invasive Surgery in 2019

March 13, 2019




Dr. Charlton Woodly, Founder of Woodly Foot and Ankle which specializes in diseases and trauma that affect the feet and ankles such as bunions, flat foot, traumatic injury, and plantar fasciitis joins eHealth Radio and the Foot Health and Health News Channels.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Charlton Woodly discuss the following:

  1. What does Woodly Foot and Ankle do?
  2. How does Woodly Foot and Ankle use minimally-invasive surgery to help patients heal faster?
  3. What are some of the new and cutting-edge technologies that your practice uses?
  4. How can patients know that they are a candidate for minimally invasive surgery?
  5. What is some of the feedback that you have received from patients who have undergone minimally invasive surgery?

Summary: Woodly Foot and Ankle uses cutting-edge technology and innovative procedures to help patients heal faster. The practice specializes in minimally invasive surgery heal common foot and ankle ailments.

Dr. Charlton Woodly is a highly-trained, board certified podiatrist who brings over 14 years of experience to providing conservative and surgical treatments to patients at Woodly Foot & Ankle in both Weatherford and Richland Hills, Texas.

A specialist in minimally-invasive procedures and a Hyprocure Master Surgeon, Dr. Woodly is an expert in treating the full spectrum of foot and ankle conditions and injuries, including sports injuries, neuropathy, plantar fasciitis, and toenail fungus. Specifically, his experience using a Hyprocure implant has proven to have great effects on flat feet. It greatly increases the range of motion and distributing weight throughout the foot. Committed to providing his patients with the most advanced treatment options, he utilizes platelet-rich plasma therapy to remedy heel and ankle pain and dermal fillers to replace natural foot cushioning that has worn down.

Dr. Charlton earned his medical degree at New York College of Podiatric Medicine, followed by an internship and residency at Gouverneur Healthcare Services in Manhattan and Jacobi Medical Center in the Bronx. In addition to treating patients in his private practice, Dr. Woodly is on staff at Weatherford Regional Medical Center. He is a member of the American Podiatric Medical Association and the Texas Podiatric Medical Association.

When not working, Dr. Charlton enjoys spending time with his wife and three daughters. He also enjoys gardening, Ju Jitsu and coaching his daughter in grappling.




Twitter: @woodlyfanda

Simplifying foot taping to provide optimal arch support and pain relief

Simplifying foot taping to provide optimal arch support and pain relief

September 5, 2018




Lori Coates, Founder of the QUICK TAPE Foot Support Strap, designed by Coates and her son Chris, that implifies foot taping to provide optimal arch support and pain relief in a single, easy-to-use strap joins eHealth Radio and the Foot Health and Health News Channels.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Lori Coates discuss the following:

  1. What exactly is plantar fasciitis, what causes it and are certain people more prone to it?
  2. Why is plantar fasciitis so notoriously hard to treat?
  3. What treatment methods are available, and how well do they work?
  4. What can someone do to prevent plantar fasciitis?
  5. How does the QUICK TAPE strap work?


Lori Coates is the Founder of Support the Foot and co-inventor of the QUICK TAPE Foot Support Strap, an innovative, easy-to-apply product that provides instant support and fast relief from plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendonitis, shin splints, and other types of foot and ankle pain. After doctors had told Lori’s son Chris that surgery was the only option to treat his severe plantar fasciitis, Chris and Lori consulted with a podiatrist, who taped his foot as a temporary measure. Much to their surprise, Chris experienced dramatic relief just from the taping. While taping worked, it was a tedious, time-consuming process to tape Chris’s foot every day. Lori and Chris set out to design a simpler, more comfortable alternative that would provide the same level of relief as foot taping done at a podiatrist’s office. Support The Foot was born, with QUICK TAPE as its flagship product.

Based on the clinically proven Low Dye taping method, QUICK TAPE straps dramatically simplify the foot taping process, letting patients tape their own feet effectively at home without the time and expense of a trip to the podiatrist. Each strap is made from durable medical grade cloth athletic tape and can be applied in a matter of seconds. Since launching Support The Foot in 2016, podiatrists, sports medicine doctors and athletic trainers in 19 states and 4 countries have incorporated QUICK TAPE into their practices.

QUICK TAPE Foot Support Straps are also available for online purchase at





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5 Time Olympian and Founder of Tootsies Brand, Jacqueline Edwards

5 Time Olympian and Founder of Tootsies Brand, Jacqueline Edwards

August 11, 2016

Jacqueline Edwards, a 5-time Olympian and Stanford University graduate, who competed in the sport of Track and Field joins eHealth Radio and the Female Health and Pregnancy Channels. Jacqueline is the Founder of Tootsies Maternity Compression Socks, high quality compression socks designed to alleviate the discomfort of swollen legs and feet and all the associated side effects that women experience during and after pregnancy.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Jacqueline Edwards discuss the following:

  • Tell us about your background if you would, I'm sure you have a lot to talk about.
  • Aside from pregnancy, what are some other reasons people may need compressions socks?
  • What makes Tootsie compression socks different?
  • Since you competed in the sport of Track and Field, will you be watching the Olympic Games in Rio?

Tootsies is the brainchild of Jacqueline Edwards, a 5-time Olympian and Stanford University graduate, who competed in the sport of Track and Field (long jump). As an athlete, for many years Jackie wore compression socks to help with recovery, blood circulation, muscle soreness and muscle tone. As a result, she was uniquely aware of their many benefits and actually cites compression socks as one of the reasons why she was able to have such longevity in her athletic career.

One day while in conversation with a pregnant friend whose feet were swollen and achy, she recommended that her friend try a pair of compression socks to alleviate her symptoms. Upon receiving feedback regarding the immediate impact and relief that her friend experienced, confirming that it was medically recommended for pregnancy and then realizing there was a space for it in the market, in an instant, the very original but much needed idea for Tootsies was born. She decided to create a fun, colorful and fashionable line of compression socks specifically branded for the maternity market.

Jackie was born in Jamaica and moved to The Bahamas at the age of 7. Her athletic career began there at the age of 11 and she earned a full scholarship to Stanford University in Palo Alto, CA, where she was a 2-time NCAA champion. She graduated with a degree in Psychology. She also earned a Master's degree in Sport Psychology from John F. Kennedy University in Orinda, CA. She is a NASM certified personal trainer and has a flourishing personal training business in Los Angeles.

Jackie went on to compete in 5 consecutive Olympic Games beginning in Barcelona in 1992 and ending in Beijing in 2008. She competed in a record 9 consecutive World Championships and was ranked as high as 5th in the World.

In 2008, Jackie was one of 7 people inducted into Stanford University's prestigious Athletic Hall of Fame. In 2003, she was named as L'Oreal Cosmetic's Face of a Generation, appearing in ads in Vogue, Vanity Fair, Glamour, Self, Allure and Lucky magazines. She is also a very powerful international motivational speaker who engages her audience through her athletic experiences. Jackie is extremely passionate and excited to have launched Tootsies Brand, LLC with her 2 business partners Dr. Ross Flowers and Mr. Chris Johnson. She is a healthy lifestyle advocate and so in addition to the sock line, she created Tootsies Fit Club, aimed at encouraging women everywhere to have healthy pregnancies by providing them with exercise and nutritional information. She hopes that by sharing her experiences in the athletic world, Tootsies will help moms and moms-to-be not only look good, but feel great!


Social Media Links:
Facebook: Tootsies Maternity Compression Socks
Twitter: @tootsiessocks

The The Sports Doctor talks about the role of the foot & health in sports

The The Sports Doctor talks about the role of the foot & health in sports

July 11, 2016

Dr. Bob Weil the host of the popular radio show, "The Sports Doctor" on Healthylife Radio joins eHealth Radio and the Health News & Weight Management Channels.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Bob Weil discuss the following:

  • For starters & a loaded question, touch on what is the role of the foot in sports?
  • What are some of your important topics you feature on "the sports doctor" radio show?
  • What are some common foot & foot related problems in sports?
  • Why so many overuse injuries in young athletes?
  • Talk about shoes & what's important here?
  • Why your interest in childhood obesity & concussions?

Duration: 20:32

Dr. Robert A. Weil - The Sports Doctor™ is the host of Sports Doctor Radio, heard on He was formerly on WDCB 90.9 FM in Chicago for more than 20 years. He’s also has had articles published in many newspaper columns including The Aurora Beacon News and the Naperville Sun. Articles & past shows are available on our website at

His patient list reads like a who’s who in both professional and amateur sports. Here are a few examples:

  • Evan Lysacek, Winner of the Olympic Gold Medal for figure skating in 2010 National pair’s competitor
  • Jessica Catalang Four-time IHSA state tennis champ 
  • Acclaimed UCLA player Liz Lumpkin.  
  • Former Chicago Bears, Jim McMahon, Dave Duerson, Richard Dent, Jim Harbough and many more. 
  • Tennis players like John McEnroe, Tracy Austin, Tim Smyczek, Jasmine Minor and Liz Lumpkin 
  • Track star, Tominque Boatright, daughter of famed Aurora Flyers coach Tom Boatright 
  • Joakim Noah's dad Yannick,-tennis great & former French Open champion 
  • Chicago Cubs, Bill Buckner.  
  • Chicago White Sox, Eric Soderholm 
  • Chicago Blackhawk Greats: Doug Wilson & Keith Magnuson 
  • Former Minnesota Vikings Coach, Les Frazier  

THESE ARE ONLY A FEW OF The Sports Doctors Celebrity patients.


Social Media Links:
Twitter: @SportsDocRadio

Align Footwear’s Arch Mobility, redefining the insole experience

Align Footwear’s Arch Mobility, redefining the insole experience

May 5, 2015

Align Footwear’s Co-founders, Chris Buck and Physical Therapist, Cheryl Kosta join eHealth Radio and the Foot Health and News Channels to discuss the Portland based startup, that is redefining the insole experience with their breakthrough insoles, Arch Mobility.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guests Cheryl Kosta & Chris Buck discuss the following:

  • What inspired you to develop Arch Mobility insoles?
  • Arch Mobility uses a unique technology called Align Triplanar Technology. Can you tell our listeners how this revolutionary design works?
  • Arch Mobility takes a a different approach in preventing foot pain and fatigue. Does this new cutting-edge insole help people of all ages?
  • What’s makes Arch Mobility stand out from other insoles on the market today?
  • You have received an incredible response from the medical community and consumers. What’s next for Arch Mobility?

Duration: 9:47

Chris Buck, Co-founder & COO, Align Footwear
Cheryl Kosta, Physical Therapist & Co-Founder, Align Footwear

Entrepreneur, Chris Buck, partnered up with physical therapist, Cheryl Kosta and created an insole that takes a different approach in preventing foot pain and fatigue; using Align Tri-planar Technology, a revolutionary design that aligns the kinetic chain by utilization of Tri-planar control, which focuses on aligning the foot, and the entire body, from bottom to top. After years of studying with footwear industry veterans, Buck and Kosta, former personal physical therapist to Olympic skier, Picabo Street and NBA power-forward, Kevin Love, launched Arch Mobility insoles in March 2014.

A third-party study, conducted by Martyn Shorten PhD, of BioMechanica, LLC., showed that Arch Mobility insoles align the ankle 32% more, decrease pronation 27% more, and align the tibia (shin) 40% more, than any other insole in the market today.

Arch Mobility currently offers a single insole for everyday wear. In June, Arch Mobility will introduce a new product featuring technology similar to the type the military uses to absorb impact from IED explosions. Upcoming additions include a three-quarter-length insole and a high heel version. The company is expanding into retail stores this year.


Arch Support Health and the Good Feet Franchise

Arch Support Health and the Good Feet Franchise

December 20, 2014

Sandy Kessler, Director of Customer Service & Franchise Training at Good Feet Worldwide joins eHealth Radio and the Foot Health Channel.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Sandy Kessler discuss the following:

  • What is different about the Good Feet franchise?
  •  Why would someone want or need your arch supports?
  • How many stores/franchisees do you have and what areas are they located?

  • What is the connection of foot health and overall health?
  • I see you have a Mobile business too. How is that different?

Duration: 7:01

Sandra Kessler has been in Franchise Support since our formation in December 2004 and held the same position with GFW from June 2003 until December 2004. Ms. Kessler was Sales Manager/Franchise Sales for GFW from April 2001 until June 2003.

Twitter: @GoodFeet

What are our feet are telling us with Dr. Paul Kinsinger

What are our feet are telling us with Dr. Paul Kinsinger

March 8, 2014


Dr. Paul Kinsinger, a Board Certified Family Physician and inventor of Dr. Paul's Piggy Paste who practices at llini Family Medicine in Washington, Illinois joins eHealth Radio and the General Health and News Channels. Dr. Kinsinger discusses how to gauge our wellbeing and understand exactly what our feet are telling us.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest discuss Dr. Paul Kinsinger the following:

  • When it comes to our health, our feet are usually the last thing on our mind. What are some trouble signs we should look out for?
  • A lot of people tend to ignore these types of symptoms. If unattended, can these lead to serious problems down the road?
  • Why is foot fungus so common and what can we do ourselves to treat something like this?
  • Can our feet tell us anything positive about our health?

Duration: 7:10

Paul Kinsinger, M.D. is a Board Certified Family Physician practicing at Illini Family Medicine in Washington, IL, and the mastermind behind Dr. Paul’s Piggy Paste, a product that revolutionizes the age-old problem of unsightly toenails caused by toenail fungus.

Kinsinger developed the idea for Piggy Paste to meet demands from patients who came to him with questions regarding embarrassing and unsightly toenails, a problem that affects one in ten Americans. He knew from medical school that you could soak your toenails in white vinegar and water to improve the appearance of toenails affected by toenail fungus, so he took it upon himself to develop a more efficient alternative to this home remedy. Kinsinger worked with a local compounding pharmacist to develop a product that contains acetic acid (vinegar) and thymol in an easy-to-use gel. With once-a-day applications of Piggy Paste, people could cut time and cleanup from the traditional vinegar toenail regimen – a huge advantage for today’s busy world.

After seeing successful results in improving the toenail appearance due to toenail fungus in his own practice, Kinsinger decided to sell Piggy Paste to local stores in the Peoria area in early 2010. He was the runner up in 2010 for the Innovation Illinois Business Award.

Walgreens put Piggy Paste in over 250 stores in the St. Louis and central Missouri and central Illinois area stores in April 2011. Based on the success of the product selling there, Walgreens gave the thumbs up to put Piggy Paste in over 7,500 of their stores across the U.S. in October 2011.

Kinsinger, an Illinois native, received his degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago and co-founded the family medical practice with his brother, Lee Kinsinger, M.D. in 1991. His practice ranges from seeing patients in his clinic to being co-medical director of the Hospice program at Methodist Medical Center in Peoria, Illinois. When he’s not working, Kinsinger enjoys spending time with his family as well as golf, tennis and basketball.


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Foot Fillers, a cosmetic treatment for the feet is now available at Boston Common Podiatry

Foot Fillers, a cosmetic treatment for the feet is now available at Boston Common Podiatry

June 15, 2013


Dr. Jordana Szpiro, a well-known Boston podiatrist and founder of Boston Common Podiatry joins eHealth Radio and the Foot Health Channel to talk about "Foot Fillers", which is essentially, cosmetic treatment for the feet. Dr. Szpiro has brought this innovative technique that is sweeping the nation, to the Boston area.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Jordana Szpiro discuss the following:

  • What is Foot Filler?
  • Who can benefit from the application of Foot Fillers?
  • Do you have to be specially trained to administer cosmetic filler such as Sculptra to the feet?
  • Is it similar to having a Sculptra aesthetic treatment administered to the face?  Is there any recovery time or "down time" after the Foot Filler is injected?
  • What is the cost and how long will foot filler last?


Tip: Women who constantly wear high heels can truly benefit from Foot Fillers.  Think of it as adding some much-needed padding to the inside of your feet rather than the outside.  As you're walking, the biomechanics move the Sculptra to the right spot on your feet, creating a cushion and eliminating pain.


Dr. Jordana Szpiro, D.P.M., F.A.C.F.A.S. is a podiatrist and board certified foot surgeon as well as the founder of Boston Common Podiatry.  As an established Boston podiatrist, Dr. Szpiro has accumulated extensive clinical and surgical experience working with patients of all ages.  She is very mindful of the importance of providing treatment options that allow patients to return to their normal routines as soon as possible.

Dr. Szpiro earned a Doctorate in Podiatric Medicine from the California College of Podiatric Medicine and completed her residency in New York City where she advanced her education in surgical management of common foot disorders including bunions, bone spurs, neuromas, heel spurs.

Dr. Szpiro is on staff at several hospitals in the Boston area including Mt. Auburn, a Harvard teaching hospital, as well as hospitals affiliated with the Cambridge Health Alliance.  Her practice is dedicated to treating a wide range of podiatric disorders from diabetic foot care to plantar fasciitis. Dr Szpiro is a member of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons.


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