What We Treat

The Achilles Foot Health Centre
is a comprehensive health care facility offering: 

  • General Podiatric Medicine

  • Foot Surgery by Dr. Schumacher, board certified in foot surgery (American Board of Podiatric Surgery)

  • Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT) in partnership with Shockwave Therapy - BC, we have the newest-generation, state-of-the-art ESWT technology that for the first time doesn't need anesthesia, a type unavailable in the U.S.

  • Heel Pain Specialty Clinic, offering state-of-the-art treatment for this disabling condition.

  • Biomechanical Assessment, Treadmill Gait Analysis, and Sports Medicine (Dr. Schumacher is board certified in podiatric orthopedics by the American Board of Podiatric Orthopedics and Primary Podiatric Medicine)

  • Assessment, Prescription and Design of custom orthotic appliances and custom footwear, (e.g., molded shoes, custom sandals, custom hiking boots, work boots, steel-toed boots, and cowboy boots), with 10 years of scientific training, board certification, and 15 years of experience, Dr. Schumacher provides unsurpassed medical expertise in this field. 

  • Diabetic Screening, particularly with the detection and treatment of circulation abnormalities and neuropathy.

  • Thorough Vascular Testing, including Doppler wave forms, ABI, Toe Pressures, and Photoplethysmography assessment.

  • A Foot Pharmacy, offering a wide variety of difficult-to-find retail foot products

  • Physiotherapy services for the injured or post-operative foot.

  • And a host of other health care services for the foot.

Dr. Schumacher Has Four Main Areas of Specialization:

1.  Foot Surgery  Dr. Schumacher is Board Certified in Foot Surgery by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery (ABPS).  Dr. Schumacher holds Diplomate status with that organization.  He is also a Fellow in the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS).

2.  Biomechanics--We offer treadmill gait analysis, assessment of foot function, prescription and design of custom orthotic appliances, custom shoes, sandals, and boot.  Dr. Schumacher is Board Certified by the American Board of Podiatric Orthopedics and Primary Podiatric Medicine (ABPOPPM).  He holds Diplomate Status With That Organization.  He is also a Fellow in the American College of Foot and Ankle Orthopedics and Medicine (ACFAOM). 

3.  Heel pain.  Dr. Schumacher's heel pain specialty clinic is devoted to heel pain.  We have some of the newest technologies on the market to treat chronic, recalcitrant, non-responsive heel pain.  Visit our website www.heelpain.ca for more information.

4.  Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT)  Ours was the first facility in North American offering the newest-generation, state-of-the-art, piezoelectric ESWT technology in North America, and we are still the only facility in western Canada that provides this service for chronic heel pain, Achilles Tendinitis, slow-healing bone, and connective tissue inflammation.  This machine is the most focused shockwave treatment available, and it does not require anesthesia.  Visit our partner facility, Shockwave Therapy - BC, online at www.shockwavetherapy.ca.




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The Achilles Foot Health Centre
S. A. Schumacher, D.P.M., F.A.C.F.A.S., F.A.C.F.A.O.M.  
Dr. S. A. Schumacher, Podiatric Corporation  

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