The Sports Doctor, 06/10/2021
The Sports Doctor with Dr Robert Weil
Guests, Dimitra and Trish Kruchten
Dimitra, CEO of Synergistic6, Technology & Corporate Event Management firm with their Patient 1st & health wellness platforms joins me along with Trish Kruchten, Mom of Matthew- “Matthew Legstrong.com”- Educating families & children challenged with congenital femoral & fibular deficiencies. Then, it’s 'The Sport Doctor is In' with your questions and emails!
Dimitra is the CEO of Synergistic Six. The firm has been globally
recognized for its Patient First Framework. As COVID 19 highlighted,
often Patients are afraid to visit their Healthcare Providers. Thus, the
Patient Experience is of the utmost importance. Every aspect of a
Doctor's Office can make a difference in patient outcomes. The ease
with which a patient is able to communicate with a Doctor in multiple
forms can help a Patient obtain the information they need to create
an impact. A Patient First Assessment can be a jaw-dropping
experience for the Doctor, highlighting critical areas of opportunity for
a Doctor to help create an enhanced Patient experience using
Today, technology is playing an even more significant role in Patient
care and outcomes, from the content on a Doctor's website and its
relationship to visually pleasing and comforting media, to Telehealth
Appointments, Social Media Maintenance, and the use of the Internet
Fibular Hemimelia explained
is a partial or total absence of the fibula and is the most common form of lower limb deficiency present at birth. There are two long bones in lower leg, the thicker one is called the tibia and the thinner one is the fibula. With Fibular Hemimelia the tibia is shorter than normal and the fibula is missing or underdeveloped. A leg affected by Fibular Hemimelia will look shorter than an unaffected leg. The tibia may be bent and the foot may also be smaller than normal, bent outwards at the ankle and may have fewer than five toes. The knee is often also misshapen and may move abnormally.
Usually only one leg is affected, with the right fibula affected more often than the left and males are 50% more likely to be affected than females.
PFFD explained- Proximal femoral focal deficiency, also known as Congenital Femoral Deficiency, is a rare, non-hereditary birth defect that affects the pelvis, particularly the hip bone, and the proximal femur. The disorder may affect one side or both, with the hip being deformed and the leg shortened. Wikipedia
How common is Fibular hemimelia Prevalence is estimated at 1 in 50,000.
How common is PFFD…
Proximal femoral focal deficiency (PFFD) is an uncommon condition that affects about 1 in every 200,000 children, and can vary in
I say I won the lottery when I learned about Matthew on 5/2/12 (during pregnancy)!
My life changed for the better!
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.