Pictured is Sierra a Foot & Ankle Surgical Associates staff member assisting medical needs at an orphanage in Africa.
When Foot & Ankle Surgical Associates launched their Twelve Months of Giving a few years back, the staff were behind it 100 percent. “We have delivered food to the food bank,” says Julie Cobb, the Tumwater clinic supervisor, “we’ve planted a lot of trees, gathered school supplies over the summer, a chili drive for Homeless Backpacks…” The list goes on.
Spring may be just around the corner, but don’t worry—you still should have plenty of opportunities to hit the slopes before the season ends!
Many of the region’s mountain resorts are scheduled to stay in operation until at least mid-April—weather permitting, of course—so with any luck your skis or your board should have a few more sick runs left in them before summer.
Skiing and snowboarding are, for good reason, among the most popular outdoor activities in this part of the country. They’re also a fantastic form of interval training exercise with obvious benefits for your heart health, circulation, metabolism, blood pressure—and, oh yeah, the strength of your legs, ankles, and feet.
That said, as with any other sport, skiing and snowboarding come with injury risks, too.
“As much fun as skiing can be, it’s also a sport that really beats up your feet, ankles, and knees,” says Dr. Kevin Lind of Foot & Ankle Surgical Associates.
If you want to make sure your gnarly runs don’t result in even gnarlier feet and ankles, you should take a few smart precautions before you head out.
The goal of our experienced staff and medical professionals here at Foot & Ankle Surgical Associates has always been to provide our clients with the most exceptional foot care available. We offer a wide range of services – from comforting massages to non-evasive surgeries – and are equipped with the best tools to ensure your feet and ankles are kept happy and healthy.
Because of this continuous dedication to you and your health, we are also able to reach out to other communities and provide them with the comfort and care they need and deserve.
The best team of foot and ankle specialists in the Pacific Northwest just got better.
The Foot & Ankle Surgical Associates family keeps growing, and we’re very proud to welcome Dr. Adam Saleh to our practice group!
After getting his degree from Temple University in Philadelphia and residency training in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Dr. Saleh worked in his native, New Jersey, for a few years before moving out to Washington to join our team.
Foot & Ankle Surgical Associates is a business that says yes. Yes to new patients, yes to insurance companies and yes to any opportunity that broadens their capability to help more people. Because of their “yes” patient care mentality they have grown substantially since their humble beginning.
Dr. Hess and his team use top of the line technology in order to enhance the quality of care they can give their patients. Foot & Ankle Surgical Associates can be traced back to the founder, Dr. Terrence Hess. After high school, Dr. Hess went straight into pharmacy school. “The first year I had a job I was really excited, but by the second year I realized I wasn’t helping people the way I had intended.” Looking for a new opportunity, Hess began to interview doctors when they would call in their prescriptions. “I made a list of what seemed to fit best. Anesthesiology, because I knew medications well, dermatology, because financially they balanced personal and work well. It Finally, podiatry because it sounded interesting. It was on the bottom of the list as I didn’t know much about it.”