Dr. Jeffrey Wachtel, The Abington podiatrist, epitomizes what it means to be local. He grew up in Wynnefield, graduated from Temple University, received a degree in textile chemistry from the Philadelphia College of Textiles and Science, now Philadelphia University, and became a doctor by graduating from the Pennsylvania College of Podiatric Medicine. Dr. Wachtel performed his residency at St. Lukes Hospital in Philadelphia and his post residency at the Hadassah Medical Center in Israel. He has been practicing medicine in the Philadelphia area since 1971.
Dr. Wachtel, the Abington foot doctor, focuses on treating patients with foot, ankle, leg and lower extremity issues. This type of medical care is increasingly important as people become more active and spend more time on their feet.
See Dr. Wachtel, the Abington Podiatrist for:
- Biomechanical treatments
- Foot Injuries
- Diabetic Foot Care
- Knee and Lower Back Pain
Dr. Wachtel, the Abington podiatrist, is an expert in biomechanical treatments. Biomechanics is the scientific, physics-based recognition of how the body works during rest and motion. The treatment of biomechanical issues is accomplished by first recognizing postural and structural imperfections that are causing the body to compensate. Structural compensations affect the requirements of various muscles and soft tissues in the body. This may cause conditions such as shin splints, sore feet, knees and hip or lower back pain, achy legs, arthritis and nerve and skin conditions.
Dr. Wachtels’ office is not only comfortable but state of the art. He uses computerized readouts to create custom fitted orthotics and performs computerized gate analysis to help patients with balance problems. He employs x-rays and lab tests to detect serious conditions like arthritis and diabetes. Once the diagnosis is complete, he can neutralize any pathology or foot misalignment and treat diabetic foot wounds like foot ulcers and infections due to poor circulation.
So don’t allow foot pain to prevent you from living the life that you love. Put your foot problems into the experienced hands of Dr. Jeffrey Wachtel, the Abington foot doctor. Schedule your appointment today.