Welcome to our office web site. Our office is known for our warm and friendly environment which will make your visits pleasant, enjoyable and relaxing. Whether you have a sports injury, are suffering from heel spurs, tendonitis, ankle sprains, ingrowing toenails, blisters, broken bones or if you are bringing in your child or grandparent we maintain the highest professional standards in our specialty.
Being healthy and active is the key to happiness at any age. When you suffer foot, ankle or leg pain that limits your exercise regimen it can affect your mental state and everything else important to you. We provide an carefully crafted individualized treatment plan that will put you back on track to resuming your normal activities.
At our office, we offer comprehensive care. Podiatric Medical care specializes in diseases and injuries involving bones, joints, muscles and tendons of the foot and ankle. We focus on not only treatment, but also on prevention and rehabilitation. We will review your unique needs and formulate our treatment plan taking these needs into account.
We are experienced in treating people of all ages. We see patients from infants to the elderly. You will be treated like a member of our family.
Dr. Pribut is well known for his expertise in podiatric sports medicine and biomechanics. He is an experienced marathon runner and over the years he has competed and participated in events between 200 meters and the marathon. Dr. Pribut serves on the advisory board of Runner's World Magazine. Dr. Pribut treats athletes in many sports from dance, ultimate frisbee, and running to hockey, soccer, cricket, ice skating and triathletes. He also sees pariticipants in football, baseball, golf, roller blading, hiking, rock climbing and mountaineering and other sports too numerous to list. He is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery at the George Washington University Medical School. Dr. Pribut has been in private practice in Washington, D.C. since 1980.
An active local and national leader, Dr. Pribut is a past President of the American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine ( AAPSM) and previously served the AAPSM in a variety of officer positions and served on the AAPSM executive board. He served as Chair of the AAPSM's Shoe Committee for five years and also served on a number of other committees. He served as President of the District of Columbia Podiatric Medical Association for 4 years and prior to that served as Secretary-Treasurer, Vice-President, and sat on the Executive Board. He has also been active in computer sciences since the early 1980's. His work with computers include a variety of languages from the AI languages Lisp and Prolog to Pascal, Perl, Java, C, C++, C#, and PHP. He has been involved in the use of the Internet as a communications medium since 1994. His sports medicine web site has been a useful resource for several million visitors since 1995.
Tips For Safe Winter Running
1. Dress in layers. Use light weight wicking fibers as the layer closest to your body. Wind blocking materials are great for an outer layer.
2. Do wear socks made of synthetic fibers that wick moisture away from your skin to help prevent blisters and athlete's foot.
3. Remember that your head may be responsible for about 40% of heat loss. Keep your head covered and wear gloves.
4. Apply skin protection using sun block and moisturizers as appropriate. UV exposure is not good in the winter as well as summer. Make sure UV-A and UV-B are both included in your sun block.
5. Don't forget to replace your fluids on long runs.
6. Warm up slowly and gently before your runs and especially before doing speed work.
7. Do wear sport specific running shoes. Running shoes do not have the lateral support needed for tennis. Help yourself avoid ankle sprains and other injuries and do fit your running shoes or other sports shoes with the type of sock you intend to wear them with. Do replace your running shoes often. Replace them at least every 350 - 450 miles run.
8. Don't run on ice. Beware of Black Ice on the pavement.
9. Be careful running in low light conditions both because of road traffic, uneven pavement and also be aware of increased balance problems.
10. Don't do speedwork in bone chilling cold. You are risking injury. Most wise runners use this season for maintenance runs.
See Dr. Pribut On Running in The Cold for more information.
About Dr. Pribut: Dr. Pribut is a member of the Advisory Board of Runner's World magazine. He is a past president of the American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine (AAPSM). He served as chair of the AAPSM Athletic Shoe Committee for 5 years and has served on the Education Committee, the Research Committee, the Public Relations Committee and the Annual Meeting Committee. He is a co-Editor of the current AAPSM Student's Manual. Dr. Pribut is a past president of the District of Columbia Podiatric Medical Association, serving in that post for 4 years. Dr. Pribut currently is a member of the American Podiatric Medical Association's Clinical Practice Advisory Committee. Dr. Pribut is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery at the George Washington University Medical Center. Additional Information on the About Page
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