#1093: Show- The Importance of Proper Footwear With Dr.Bob Weil

Show Topic: The Importance of Proper Footwear

Co-Hosts:  Judy Gaman, Mark Anderson, Walter Gaman

Guest: Dr. Bob (Robert) Weil

Segment 1:

Today’s show is all about your feet and proper footwear.  Later, we will be joined with the sports doctor, Dr. Bob Weil. 

Discuss interesting cases seen with feet. 


Scientists have created an e-bandage that sends electrical pulses over an injury to speed up healing.  It works by converting natural skin movements, caused by something as simple as breathing, into a therapeutic electrical field.  The bandage is made of sheets from sheets from polytetrafluoroethylene, copper foil, and polyethylene terephthalate.  The healing properties of the bandage were tested on rats. Wounds with the e-bandage began to close at 3 days.  The wounds without the e-bandage took about 12 days to close.   

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Coming up, our special guest Dr. Bob Weil, who hosts a weekly radio show called, “The Sports Doctor”. 

Segment 2:

Today we’re taking about feet and proper footwear. We have a special guest in today.  Dr. Bob Weil specializes in podiatric medicine, orthotics and sports medicine.  He has written columns for the Naperville Sun and Aurora Beacon and hosts a weekly radio show called “The Sports Doctor”. 

Immortal Minute

  • Role of the foot in fitness & sports
  • Common foot problems
  • Shoe criteria
  • Orthotics – indications & uses

Coming up- more about your feet with Dr. Bob Weil. 

Segment 3:

We’re talking about feet and the importance of proper footwear today with Dr. Bob Weil. 

  • High Heels- the challenge
  • Let’s talk about your book, #HeySportsParents & the epidemic of youth sports injuries
  • Tell us more about your radio show “The Sports Doctor”

Segment 4:

Medical Mania Trivia 

  1. What is the largest bone in the body? Femur B. Humerus C. Vertebrae D. Ulna
  2. T/F A pulmonary embolism is a ruptured heart valve. (False, it is a blocked artery in the lung)
  3. People with diabetes mellitus are unable to produce what? (Insulin)
  4. T/F Heterochromia is a rare blood clotting disorder. (False, it’s a condition in which the colored part of the eye is multicolored)
  5. Human growth hormone is produced by which gland in the body? A. Thyroid Pituitary C. Adrenal D. Pineal


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