243 | Rehabilitation, Not Amputation: Rethinking a ‘Surgery First’ Approach to Healthcare

With: Dr. Tom Hecker

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243 | Rehabilitation, Not Amputation: Rethinking a ‘Surgery First’ Approach to Healthcare

Board-certified, Dr. Tom Hecker’s concentration is on non-surgical treatments that help you feel and be like new – not just better.

With a personal and educational approach, Dr. Hecker provides sports and regenerative medicine for people of all ages, abilities, and incomes. Dr. Hecker graduated from Colorado State University in Fort Collins before completing his Doctorate in Podiatric Medicine degree from the Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine in Chicago. He completed a two-year podiatric surgical residency at St. Mary's of Nazareth Hospital in Chicago, before moving into private practice in 1996. Since then, he has developed effective non-surgical strategies and treatments for all types of biomechanical injuries and chronic pain.

Dr. Hecker is committed to continuing medical education, equipping him to provide the latest and up-to-date care for patients. Using the most recent advancement in diagnosis and treatment of all types of injuries, including foot and ankle problems, he provides help to renew patients’ strength.

Topics covered in this episode:

Developmental Differences in Feet
Impact of Shoes on Foot Structure
Joint Changes
The Challenge of Going Barefoot
Lack of Non-Surgical Alternatives
Seeking Non-Surgical Solutions
Treating Various Joints
The Importance of Finding Specialists

To learn more about Thomas Hecker and his work, head over to https://www.heckersportsmed.com
IG @heckersportsmed

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