(MONTREAL, QC) June 30, 2022—Avvy Health, the first company in Canada to offer mobile-based home healthcare services, has added foot care to its service offerings.
Avvy is the first Canadian health app to match patients with qualified practitioners who will drive to their residence to provide a range of services. The service, available for both iPhone and Android users, launched on the Island of Montreal in February 2022 and has expanded rapidly to include Montreal’s surrounding areas.
“Protecting foot health is a key part of maintaining a healthy, active lifestyle, particularly as we age and mobility concerns may arise,” says Oren Sebag, CEO of Avvy Health and a registered nurse. “Avvy customers can use the app to easily access convenient foot care at home, either for themselves or on behalf of a loved one.
Foot care visits involve conducting an initial evaluation to assess a patient’s health and check for emerging concerns. A visit may offer the opportunity to manage:
- Painful corns on the heel, forefoot or toes
- Ingrown toenails
- Nail infections, fungus or unusual nail thickness
- Cracks in your heel
- Other foot-related concerns
“The first visit allows me to ask questions about their well being and concerns, and to find out about medications they may be taking,” says Noemi Keuk, Avvy’s lead foot care nurse. “Often, older people don’t have the flexibility or dexterity to properly care for their nail beds and calluses. My goal is always to build trust and understanding.”
Keuk typically recommends that foot care visits can be scheduled at six-week intervals. “That allows me to keep an eye on emerging issues. Foot health can also be a leading indicator for other health concerns, such as diabetes. It’s important to stay on top of the maintenance.”
To book a foot care appointment, use Avvy15 to get 15% off your first visit.
About Avvy Health
Avvy is the first mobile platform to connect qualified healthcare providers with Canadians looking to access healthcare services from the comfort and safety of home. The company’s mission is to deliver a seamless, safe and secure experience for both patients and providers. Avvy is currently available on the Island of Montreal, with plans to expand to other Canadian cities. Users can download the app for both Apple and Android smartphones.