Practice opens medical nail salon
A podiatry practice has opened a specialized medical nail salon in town.
Foot & Ankle Specialists of West Michigan said last week it opened Cure in Grand Rapids, at 2144 E. Paris Ave. SE, to meet the needs of people living with diabetes, vascular disease, nerve damage or compromised immune systems.
Cure offers manicure, pedicure and nail-replacement services medically cleared and overseen by certified physicians.
Dr. Patrick Meyer said people suffering from a variety of maladies, such as vulnerability to nerve damage arising from chemotherapy treatments, are prohibited from using services at typical nail salons.
The salon allows patients who are at a higher risk for infection to receive services and can also be used by customers who are simply looking for a more sterile environment.
“We are pleased to provide our existing clients and the entire community with a safer and more sanitary alternative to the traditional nail salon,” said Karen Paradiso, CEO, Foot & Ankle Specialists of West Michigan. “We anticipate that Cure will become a destination for many people throughout Michigan and the entire region who were previously unable to be treated to a pedicure or manicure due to health concerns.”
The nail salon is currently staffed by one specially trained nail technician, with three physicians operating out of the East Paris location of Foot & Ankle Specialists overseeing procedures.
Cure uses a medical-grade autoclave sterilizing machine and a detailed sterilization process overseen by podiatrists to ensure safe sanitary levels.
Additionally, a plumbing-free pedicure chair reduces the possibility of patients being exposed to cross-contamination via hidden bacteria and is engineered to assist those with physical limitations.
A wheelchair-accessible pedicure bowl is also available.
Foot & Ankle Specialists
Founded in 1999, Foot & Ankle Specialists of West Michigan is comprised of eight board-certified physicians.
The practice provides care for patients with foot and ankle ailments, such as arthritis, hammertoes, calluses, bunions and heel pain.