If the shelter-in-place and general stay-at-home orders for COVID-19 have delivered suppression of wider damages from the Pandemic, then they bear responsibility for creating a revised culture. For residents in states where non-essential businesses were closed, the process of conforming to stay-at-home policies was simplified by eliminating the extra activity that formerly shaped our days. Up until mid-March of 2020, we were pre-occupied with life activities that consumed our free time and tired us for the good and bad. Participants in this quarantine and precaution process know that there was a visible impact to the environment (empty freeways, cleaner air) and a considerable changes in most of our process interactions in the interest of safety.
Presently the same devices that help us fill communication and time gaps in our day can assist in initiating relationships with medical specialty practices and let us rest at ease in determining whether or not we are being affected by a COVID-19 symptom. This time without mobility and activity freedom has re-shaped general behavior and cultivated changes into how we continue to procure for life. Even with the slow reopening of options for services, we cannot proceed in the same light as “pre-COVID-19.” We have adjusted to contact through media (high-tech phone-ware or home computer systems), and after being fed the daily reports of Corona stats and mythology, and the home-antics of celebrities stuck in the same confines and facing the same problems; we pursue an open canvas of activity challenges.
Time without a routine of sorts is like a blank sheet of paper begging for ink. It’s not uncommon to spend the time between chats or video messages to focus on the imperfections of your body or seek out ways to displace yourself. Idling makes you suddenly aware of what small problems have gone unchecked when you had no time. People focus on the differences between their two eye-brows, the acne that surfaced after having a theme meal that introduced three ingredients you had never heard of prior to preparation, stiffening of joints, heavy callouses or bumps on your feet, the small shift of one tooth, the flattening of your feet as you pad about your home bare-footed most of the time, attempting to feel the healed point of a childhood fracture, or fixing a timeline on what contributed to your stiffening ankles or knees.
Dr. Kleis, DPM has a fully trained staff for implementing the therapy and support necessary for overcoming foot problems before they deteriorate to serious mobility issues. They also have the latest state of the art treatment options for foot beautification and persistent fungus removal. Call (714) 760-4944 or (866) 333-8710 to set up an appointment in the Costa Mesa office.
Technology and the new tenets of social-distancing have forged ways for making interaction with medical practices more attainable, especially those providing focused care. We as consumers have the time to shop around and compare the processes offered … while using the revised standard of communication (text and chat), we now can meet and become familiar with care providers before ever coordinating the first face to face visit. Photo exchanges, communication, and remote lab procedures-results can help provide care advisement from medical professionals and streamline the physical visits to treatment activity for specific conditions.
Dr. Kleis’ 25 years of expertise in Podiatry and well-honed use of laser technology tools for non-invasive healing makes this practice a great starting point for a second opinion or an only opinion on addressing the foot problems of a loved one or for yourself. On-line correspondence consultation is available while partial pandemic shutdowns are in progress. This is the only office in Orange County, California that offers this level or expertise, support, and a variety of non-invasive treatment options
Beyond the saturation of information regarding COVID-19, we face time as if pioneers (without oxen and Conestoga Wagons) – countering the vast expanses of time to build creative exercise routines within a room or yard instead of getting to the gym, make our own home waxing or grooming treatments instead of visiting a salon, clean quills and ink-wells for better calligraphy on wedding invitations or December’s greeting cards instead of roaming stores. The endurance of individuals in our restrained new world is based on meeting creative and productive challenges to make that time original and valuable. We have had time all along, as ally and enemy, it’s now time to become re-acquainted.