Current Pedorthics January-February 2017 | Vol.49, Issue 1 - Page 13

Tara Mina , C . Ped ., RYT
Tara Evans Mina is a Certified Pedorthist and co-founder of Comfort Shoes by SpringsMed of Bonita Springs , Fl . She has been in the foot care industry for over a decade . Her clinical experience has specifically concentrated on the prevention and healing of diabetic wounds . She is a liaison between her patients , physicians and products .
Tara is also a Licensed Nail Technician & Certified Yoga Instructor with special interest in alignment and foot health .
Patrick A . DeHeer , DPM
Dr . Patrick DeHeer is Board-certified in both foot surgery , and foot and ankle reconstructive surgery . He is a leader in the field of podiatry with years of experience treating the full spectrum of foot and ankle ailments . A noted specialist , Dr . DeHeer often presents on cuttingedge topics at podiatric professional conferences . Dr . DeHeer also serves on the editorial board of Podiatry Today and is a frequent contributor to podiatric journals . His credentials include :
• Double Board-certified by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery
• Diplomat of the American Board of Podiatric Surgery
• Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
Dr . Patrick DeHeer received his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degree from the Dr . William M . Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine in Chicago . He then went on to complete his podiatric surgical residency at Winona Memorial Hospital in Indianapolis . He is a member of the :
• American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
• American Podiatric Medical Association
• Indiana Podiatric Medical Association
• American College of Foot and Ankle Pediatrics
Dr . DeHeer was honored with the 2011 Humanitarian Award from the American Podiatric Medical Association .
In his practice , Dr . DeHeer focused on the non-surgical treatment of equinus and its related pathologies . Having suffered from posterior tibial tendonitis , after 5 years of development , Dr . DeHeer invented The Equinus Brace™ . This brace effectively stretches the gastroc-soleus complex in a 1 hr . per day , 12-week treatment .
In addition to his stateside practice , Dr . DeHeer has lent his podiatric expertise to many disadvantaged patients around the world . He has traveled on multiple medical mission trips to countries such as : Haiti , Honduras , Iraq , Ukraine , and Trinidad .
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