How often have you said, Oh my feet are killing me! Have you noticed how many people lately are wearing orthopedic boots to protect and help heal those broken bones?
Foot problems are among the most common complaints of middle and older age. They are not trivial. When people’s feet hurt, they are less likely to exercise and more likely to fall. About a third of people over 65 have foot pain, stiffness or aches. Almost everyone will have it at some point.
Join us on Saturday, March 23, from 10-11:30 at Excel Physical Therapy, 517 S. 4thStreet (near South Street), to talk with Marija Ugrinich, DPM, a podiatrist with Ankle and Foot Medical Centers of Philadelphia. She is a graduate of Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine, with a residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, and is certified in foot surgery and reconstructive rearfoot/ankle surgery. Her presentation will cover the importance of the wearing correct shoes, using orthotics, balance-related issues, using a support implement like a cane if necessary – especially on the streets of center city. Following her presentation, Excel’s team of physical therapists will provide personal consultations.
We thank our business partner Excel Physical Therapy, for their ongoing commitment to Penn’s Village and for their annual educational programs for our members, volunteers and guests.
Metered parking and public transportation (Septa routes 57 south and 40 east) are available.
Light breakfast and coffee/tea will be available at 9:45 am.
Capacity is limited, please register early by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 215-925-7333. There is no charge for Penn’s Village members and volunteers. We would appreciate a $5 donation from other guests. Other guests are welcome to attend three programs before joining and/or volunteering.