Aching feet get needed attention at WWTC clinic
Published on Thursday, April 07, 2005
Western Wisconsin Technical College’s “Sole Providers” will once again host a Foot Care Clinic for people who typically don’t seek treatment. The event will be held Saturday, April 16 from 1:00-4:00 p.m. in the Kumm Center cafeteria, 400 6th St. N., on the La Crosse Campus. Appointments are encouraged as space is limited.
Approximately 15 students from WWTC’s nursing program will be on hand to provide free assessments and physical care for foot ailments such as poor circulation, nervous system impairment, and nail problems. Additional students from WWTC’s Physical Therapy Assistant and Occupational Therapy Assistant programs will also perform assessments and teach participants about proper foot care.
“The students get training that they can use in their future careers. This is also an opportunity for students in health occupations programs to provide a service to the community,” says Wendy Noble, RN MSN, instructor in WWTC’s Associate Degree Nursing Program and event coordinator. “Service learning is an important component of many of the programs in the Human Services Division at WWTC.”
WWTC is able to provide this service free of charge through a grant from the Wisconsin Southwest Area Health Education Center.
To register for the clinic or to get more information, contact Noble at 608.789.4737. To learn more about additional WWTC programs and services, please call 608.785.9200 or visit the WWTC Web site at wwtc.edu.