I knew 20+ years ago when I began in this industry that feet were going to be my passion. So much so that I made an appointment with a podiatrist ( who actually thought I was there for a foot problem) just to ask questions about how I could be the best at caring for feet. The research fanatic I am began there and my love and compassion for our elders brought me to where I am today- focusing on how I can make a difference-bring a smile-listen to their life stories and most of all, give them the TLC they deserve from a trained professional with a medical background who leaves as a friend. I have kept foot-o-logy as "referred only" simply because I would rather have a family member call me for my services. I like to get to know the family and personally, they know their loved one more than any referring physician/podiatrist/senior assisted facility etc.
Too often I'm told, "I didn't even know someone like you existed...I didn't realize there are different techniques for elder foot care...I just thought everyone performing pedicures were trained accordingly..etc."
As far as credentials..I am not a podiatrist and refer my clients accordingly. I am licensed in the state of MI as a Manicurist. I have 6 years of medical training with the most recent performed at Messenger Dermatology. I am a Certified Sterile Processor