Guyana’s 1st comprehensive foot care service launched

first_imgIn efforts to share her expertise and sensitise the public on the importance of foot care, a Trinidad-based Guyanese on Sunday launched the country’s first exclusive podology service.The Rovon Home Health Care Inc is the brainchild of Podologist Yvonne Braithwaite-Superville, who original hails from Mahaicony.Persons at the launching of Guyana’s first podology service being treatedPodology focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the foot, ankle and lower extremities. Being a trained nurse, certified master pedicurist, and the holder of a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Podology, Braithwaite-Superville can administer patients with comprehensive foot care. She offers similar services in the twin-island republic, and has decided to expand service to her homeland.Speaking at the launch of her initiative, Braithwaite-Superville noted that the foot is always a neglected part of the body, and she is expecting to change this with the services offered by her company.Sharing on her reason for expanding in Guyana, Braithwaite-Superville said, “Due to my deep ancestral background, it is only fitting for me to return to Guyana to share my expertise and to educate the people on good and safe foot care, especially diabetics.”She also emphasized: “There are too many unnecessary amputations”, in relation to the foot woes of diabetic patients.The Rovon Home Health Care Inc will provide medical overseas consultation, nurse escorts, podology and emergency medical treatment. Specifically, the company is offering treatment services for: diabetic foot care, ingrown nails, corns, heel fissures, onychomycosis, athlete’s foot, verruca and callus. The service will also seek to lessen the number of diabetic patients who amputate their feet.In attendance at the launching ceremony were Public Telecommunications Minister Cathy Hughes and her husband, Attorney-at-law Nigel Hughes.During brief remarks, Hughes recalled his first encounter with Ms. Braithwaite-Superville some eight months ago, and how he urged her to set up a service in Guyana, having experienced her foot care services.“I think it’s always great when we actually have some of our own come back to Guyana, invest and contribute. I think it’s something that has to be commended,” he concluded.Attendees of the ceremony were treated to foot massages which would be offered by the Rovon entity. Braithwaite-Superville hopes to branch out into other Caribbean countries in the future; she is also aiming to open a podology clinic in Grove Plantation Mahaicony as a means of giving back to her community.The Rovon Home Health Care Inc will operate out of the St Joseph Mercy Hospital on Parade Street, Kingston, and can be contacted on (592) 601-9353 or rovonpodology@gmail.comlast_img

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