Healthy feet can result in a healthy life. That was the theme as more than forty-two people attended a complimentary foot care clinic yesterday (OCT. 18) coordinated by Tomah Health and Viterbo University.
A dozen Viterbo nurse practitioner students cleaned and moisturized each person’s feet, assessed each foot for areas of concern, and trimmed and clipped nails to eliminate any friction, which can lead to further foot issues.
The Tomah Health Community Foundation contributed one-thousand dollars to help pay for equipment used at the event, which foundation president Brian Eirschele said underscores the importance of healthy feet and the organization’s mission to the community.
During individual examinations, students who identified any issues, encouraged residents to contact their primary health care provider for additional care. The event was the second one held this year at Tomah Health.
Officials are planning two more foot care clinics next year.