How does your weight affect your feet?

March 4, 2016

How does your weight affect your feet? Find out at Monday’s POP meeting.

“My feet hurt! What’s weight got to do with it?” You can find out at the Pounds Off Pulaski (POP) meeting on Monday, March 7. The program will begin at 6:00 p.m. in the Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital Conference Center on the basement level of the East Tower.

Special guest speaker for the evening is Pamela Jensen-Stanley, DPM,  Cumberland Foot & Ankle Center, who will discuss how weight affects our feet.  She will review basic gait biomechanics and will discuss the changes that often occur with increased body weight, including: plantar fasciitis, tendonitis, and PTTD.  Dr. Jensen-Stanley will also talk about edema and skin changes that occur as well as common workout foot numbness and traumas.  She will wrap up the program with a discussion of proper foot care and will provide information about proper shoes and inserts.

Dr. Jensen-Stanley earned her Doctorate of Podiatric Medicine from the College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery, Des Moines University, Osteopathic Medical Center. She is board certified by the American Board of Podiatric Orthopedics and Primary Podiatric Medicine.  She is also a board certified wound care specialist by the American Academy of Wound Management.

Pounds Off Pulaski is a 12-week county-wide weight loss challenge sponsored by Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital and Somerset-Pulaski County Chamber of Commerce.  Participants may weigh in beginning at 5:00 p.m. each Monday evening, with the program following at 6:00 p.m. The weekly meetings are designed to provide support, information, and helpful tools to help participants keep on track so they can reach their personal goals. 

Participants were awarded POP incentive prizes at last week’s meeting from the following community partners: Lifeline Home Health, Helping Hands, Lake Cumberland District Health Department, Intrepid Home Health, Amedisys Home Health, Tammy Cundiff State Farm Agent, and Time-Warner Cable.  For the latest information on the program and to view previous presentations and educational handouts, you may visit PoundsOffPulaski.blogspot.com.

For more information about Pounds Off Pulaski, contact Susan Ramsey Wilson at 606-678-3264 or Crystal Cox at 606-451-2970.