Welcome! I’m Marguerite “Maggie” Saslow, RN, MSN.
My work’s purpose is to add more value to your quality of life by providing useful information, practical strategies and resources for you to improve your ability to take excellent care of your own feet and your family’s feet.
Let’s define healthy feet. Healthy feet are comfortable, stable, flexible, mobile, balanced, have good circulation, skin integrity, pink toenails, and are odor-free.
For most of your life, you’ve probably taken your feet for granted. Most of us do. However, as you age, your feet age and change right along with the rest of you. Injury and disease can compromise and permanently damage healthy feet.
I care about your feet because I want to inspire you to take the best possible care of them!
I stumbled into foot care during my parents’ last years. I noticed that nobody (including hospital, rehab, and nursing home staff) was attending to their feet. I’ve been an RN since 1973 with a career in counseling and mental health, but in my parents’ time of need I took a new path with a heart-driven passion.
I first stepped into an apprenticeship at a private foot clinic in Portland, OR. Then, I joined the Legacy Health System Community Footcare Team in the Portland Metro area. For the next seven years, I was a member of a 10-staff team who provided footcare for 800 to 1000 clients EVERY month. Count those toes! Is there a need? Indeed.
I’ve learned from my clients, their spouses, their adult children, and their caregivers that they are hungry for information that will help them understand and deal with their foot issues. I spend most of my visits educating my clients and those who care for them about footcare while I provide direct, hands-on service.
My team and I are committed to helping you improve the condition of your feet and showing you how to prevent or minimize further foot problems for you and your family.
Please join me here as I offer proactive, practical, and preventative tips and strategies to keep you tip-toeing through the tulips!
I will interview doctors, nurses, podiatrists and physical therapists as well as integrative health care providers and wellness educators. These interviews will cover a broad array of topics to expand your understanding about best practices for good foot care.