ZIZ News — A group of dedicated Doctors, Nurses, Aestheticians and Pedicurists, along with the NASP graduating class of 2014 are on island to help bring much needed relief to many Kittitians suffering from any kind of foot problem.
The Rotary Club of Liamuiga (RCL) in collaboration with the North American School of Podology (NASP) is primarily responsible for bringing back the group to St Kitts.
CEO and founder of NASP, Dr. Katherin von Gavel told ZIZ News they will be offering foot care for diabetics and a host of other severe foot-related skin and nail conditions.
“We are primarily looking for the diabetics because they have the most foot problems and we cut down toenails for people who can’t reach them anymore; we thin down thick calluses build up of corn and rough skin and we just help people understand how important it is to have their feet in great and healthy conditions,” she said.
The team from NASP first came to St Kitts in 2007 and now comes here once every two years.
Dr. Von Gavel says over the years, the response has been excellent.
She said, “We love the Kittitians. They are so warm and welcoming and the last time I think we saw 700 people…we are a larger group this time and we hope to see about 1,000 people. We love to see some of the regular people come back because the response has been wonderful and we just love being here.”
The free foot care clinics run from Tuesday 21st to Friday 24th and will be held at the Old Boys’ School.
The Tuesday session will run from 1pm to 4:30pm.