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What is Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD) and the Ankle Brachial Index (ABI) Test

Sara Halas
December 9th, 2015 / Ankle Brachial Index

Welcome to the inaugural Doubleview Podiatry patient news information sheet.  A lot has changed since your last visit to Doubleview Podiatry.  For those of you who may not know, earlier this month we welcomed Dr. Sara Halas to our team.

Pod Profile: Dr Sara Halas
Sara graduated from The University Of Western Australia in 2013 with a Bachelor of Podiatric Medicine through the faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences. She enjoys helping patients with any foot issues and has a particular interest in biomechanics. To better care for her patients, she has completed additional workshops in Western Medical Acupuncture, Joint Mobilisation and Jones Counterstrain.  In her spare time Sara enjoys travelling, reading and creative writing

Do you have concerns with cold feet, changes in foot colour, lack of hair growth on the feet or legs, cramping or pain in your calf?

These are all possible signs of peripheral vascular disease (PVD) – a loss of blood supply to the lower limb.

The Ankle Brachial Index (ABI) is a diagnostic test that is a valid indicator of the presence or absence of peripheral vascular disease.  The ABI is recommended for everyone over the age of 60, or 50 years if you are diabetic or a smoker/ex smoker.

If you have any of these symptoms or concerns that you may have PVD, book an appointment today. Phone our receptionist Sue on 08 9341 5166. The test takes approximately 30 minutes and is very similar to having your blood pressure taken.
If detected early, the consequences of PVD can be minimized.

At Doubleview Podiatry we are committed to improving your foot health. As a special introductory offer, the first 3 people to book an ABI will receive a complimentary pair of diabetic support socks or a tube of pedi med foot cream.

We look forward to seeing you at our practice soon.

Stephen, Sara and Sue

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