Sore feet? Go to Dr. Jennifer Comer before the pediatrist or orthopedist! Why? Often, exercise and manipulation are much better and longer lasting than medicine or surgery. As one who has had multiple cortisone shots for Morton’s neuromas, I can attest to the benefits of the simple foot exercises and stretches taught by Dr. Jen Comer. Thanks to the exercises Jen taught me, I have been able to avoid surgery and additional cortisone shots (which mess with my diabetic glucose levels for weeks).
My first encounter with Dr. Jen Comer was at one of her “Favor Your Feet” classes. Her background and practical knowledge as a Doctor of Physical Therapy were immediately apparent as she provided an instructional introduction to foot anatomy, foot issues, symptomatic foot issues of ailments elsewhere, and appropriate footwear. Class members were then taught a series of exercises and received individual coaching where needed. With the summary sheet in hand, I began exercising my feet on my own. My narrow, arthritic, high (but falling) arched feet with Morton’s neuroma’s started feeling better, and my balance started to improve within a short time.
Fast-forward about 18 months, I started to experience sharp, disabling pain at the arch of my left foot, which was often followed by pain at the side of my leg near the calf. Jen identified exercises and stretches for my feet and hips that have me back to walking roughly four miles, four to five days per week. Yes, I said hips. Thanks to Pilate’s Towel Classes (and others) with Jen, we have identified hip tightness that may be affecting my walking stride. Jen’s whole-body approach has helped me with multiple aches, pains, and balance issues. I highly recommend Dr. Comer for foot issues as well as the breadth of offerings at Align & Define, LLC.