The Sports Doctor, August 23, 2023
The Sports Doctor with Dr. Robert Weil
Guests, Katie Blanchard and Dr.Robert Kornfeld
Katie Blanchard, Doctor of Physical Therapy & Schroth Scoliosis Specialist joins me along with Dr. Robert Kornfeld, Podiatrist & functional medicine specialist for chronic foot, ankle pain. Then, it’s 'The Sports Doctor Is In' with some “Bob Gajda Wisdom” & your emails!
Katie is excited to be treating patients at Team Rehab Orland Park. Being an Orland Park native, she loves making an impact on the community she grew up in. Katie earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science in 2018. She has experience treating a variety of patients ranging from adolescent athletes and weekend warriors to older adults with orthopedic injuries. She is a former collegiate athlete playing 4 years of Division III basketball at Dominican University in Chicago. A season-ending ACL injury during her basketball career opened her eyes to the movement/muscle imbalances in her own body and introduced her to the profession of physical therapy.
Katie’s treatment style is a whole-body approach, focused on hands-on manual therapy complemented with targeted muscle strengthening. She became certified in the Schroth Method for treating scoliosis through the Schroth Barcelona Institute in 2021 and she has a special interest in working with children/adolescents to help them conservatively manage their scoliosis. Katie is also Master Dry-Needling Certified and completed her Sports Physical Therapy Certification (SPTC) through Evidence in Motion. She provides evidenced-based treatments and comprehensive patient education to empower patients to maximize their quality of life, whether that means being in top shape for athletic performance or simply living pain-free.
In her free time, Katie enjoys playing in recreational women’s basketball leagues, skiing, and drinking overpriced coffee. She also loves spending time with her husband and their German Shepard, Partner.
Having received his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degree in 1980 from the New York College of Podiatric Medicine, Dr. Kornfeld set out with a true passion for his expertise, and a desire to make his mark on this particular branch of medicine. As a pioneer in the treatment of chronic foot and ankle pain, he is board certified in Integrative Medicine by the American Association of Integrative Medicine (AAIM), the American Board of Alternative Medicine and the American Alternative Medical Association. He is a Diplomate of the College of Physicians – AAIM.
A Wealth of Podiatry Knowledge
Dr. Kornfeld not only brings his wealth of podiatry knowledge to his patients, but he also has hosted his own interactive radio show, “The Holistic Foot and Health Care Show” which has aired here in New York. With a life focused so heavily on being a holistic podiatrist and on spreading the word of the benefits of holistic podiatry, Doctor Kornfeld's unique approach may be just what you need to alleviate your chronic pain.
Seeing a doctor can be a very personal thing, especially when it comes to chronic foot and ankle pain. Dr. Robert A. Kornfeld has an unmatched passion for podiatric medicine, particularly holistic podiatry, and for gentle, patient-focused care.
The Sports Doctor is in! Dr. Robert A Weil, Sports Podiatrist, specializes in orthotics that improve alignment, stability, balance & performance. He has practiced podiatry & sports medicine for over 30 years in the Aurora- Naperville area and was recently inducted into the prestigious 2019 National Fitness Hall Of Fame. Dr. Bob has treated many of the world’s premier athletes from all types of sports. He is the host of “The Sports Doctor™” Radio Show. The show is now featured on BBS Radio Network, UK Health Radio Network & Sports 4 Fanz Radio. Dr. Bob was formerly on HealthyLife Radio and was also on WDCB public radio in Chicago for over 20 years. He has written articles for many newspapers & magazines and is a frequent guest on other networks. And his new book, co-written with Sharkie Zartman, titled '#Hey Sports Parents! An Essential Guide for Any Parent with a Child in Sports' - is now available on Amazon!
Join the Sports Doctor and his great guests for important topical information for injury free exercise, wellness and sports performance for both adults and kids. Frequent topics include, the role of the foot in sports, all aspects of sports medicine including, proper sports shoes, youth safety, health, wellness, and sports performance for both adults and children.