Interview with a Podiatrist: Nicole Hayward
We recently spoke with Nicole Hayward, a podiatrist and founder of the blog Life After Heels. Nicole writes about her love of fitness, helpful tips on keeping your feet healthy, and her everyday life as a working mom. Nicole is also a new convert to the wonders of eNZees Foot Soother. See what she has to say:
Jill: What originally attracted you to podiatry?
Nicole: Since I was young, I always wanted to be a doctor. I thought it was so noble to be able to help people who were in pain. I also have always loved to walk, in college I used to walk to clear my mind. It was in college that I decided I wanted to become a podiatrist and help people walk pain free.
Jill: What inspired you to start Life After Heels?
Nicole: I started Life After Heels because I felt like I need an outlet and another way to help people (well honestly women). My goal is to help women feel more comfortable in their own skin.
Jill: Why is it so important people take care of their feet?
Nicole: I tell my patients all the time our feet are like the foundation to a house. If your house doesn't have a sound and stable foundation, then the house itself will always have problems.
Jill: How do you combine your love of fitness with podiatry?
Nicole: That is a good question and to be honest I am still trying to figure that out. I have been toying with the idea of maybe trying to create a fitness class that helps to strengthen and stabilize the foot, but I still in the concept stage.
Jill: What do you think is so compelling about using the eNZees Foot Soother lambswool for foot care?
Nicole: I love that it is all natural and so simple. I think what really drew me to it was that it is preventive. I love how it stops a blister from occurring, and that it allows people to continue to exercise pain free.