Dr. Michael Nirenberg
Dr. Michael Nirenberg–Inventor of FloWalking and founder of the “America’s Podiatrist” website, is passionate about empowering people to improve their health and fitness. He has been featured on radio and TV (including PBS, the HISTORY CHANNEL and FOX NEWS), magazines (including FIRST for Women, Whole Living (formerly Body + Soul), Get Healthy, Vim & Vigor and Women’s Adventure Magazine), newspapers (including The Wall Street Journal, Indianapolis Recorder, The NWI Times, and Post-Tribune), and the internet (including MSNBC, Tyra Bank’s Type F, Lance Armstrong’s Live Strong).
Dr. Michael Nirenberg is also one of a handful of practicing forensic podiatrists in the world and he has assisted with criminal investigations involving foot-related evidence. He has lectured on forensic podiatry to police officers, detectives, podiatrists, forensic scientists, the Department of Homeland Security and other law enforcement agencies, and he has published a hi-tech method of footwear examination in the Journal of Forensic Identification.
Dr. Nirenberg has had a long career of dedicated public service. He has lectured on podiatry at universities, cosmetology schools (to future pedicurists), hospitals, and for the Arthritis Foundation, Kiwanis, Y-Me and other community groups. His paper “Forensic Methods and the Podiatric Physician,” published in the Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association, earned him the prestigious Distinguished Podiatric Writing Award while he was still a medical student.
He has since published articles in the Journal of Foot Surgery, Northwest Indiana’s Parent Magazine, Get Healthy Magazine, the Fixing Your Feet E-zine, WalkAbout Magazine, The Barefoot Running Book and other publications. He has been featured as an expert on barefoot running in articles in the Journal of the Canadian Medical Association, and serves as podiatry consultant to the Barefoot Runners Society.
Dr. Michael Nirenberg studied podiatric medicine in Chicago, graduated in 1991, and then completed a residency in foot and ankle surgery. He is Board Certified in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery, holds a Bachelors of Science and a Bachelors of Arts degree, and for 15 years served as a Podiatric Residency Instructor, teaching new podiatrists the art and science of treating patients.
Dr. Nirenberg’s approach to medical and health care emphasizes natural, holistic methods. He is also very thorough. With one patient, he discovered the man’s foot pain was due to a tumor in his neck! (Dr. Nirenberg published this unique case in the Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association.)
He is a member of the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA), the Indiana Podiatric Medical Association, and the American College of Forensic Examiners. He serves on the Board of Directors of the American Society of Forensic Podiatry. From 2008 until 2010, he served on the APMA’s Podiatric Seals Committee, helping to determine which foot and ankle products would earn the coveted podiatric seal of approval.
Dr. Michael Nirenberg created FloWalking so people could have a safe, easy, enjoyable way of toning up, shedding excess fat and lessening their muscle-skeletal aches and pains. FloWalking offers people a natural, non-drug, non-medical alternative to improving their health and wellness, and lessening pain. “Walking is our most universal and beneficial activity,” Dr. Nirenberg says. “FloWalking is walking made better!” He is fond of saying, “If you can put one foot in front of the other, then you can FloWalk.” The FloWalking book is now in the works.
Dr. Nirenberg practices podiatric medicine just outside of Chicago in Crown Point, Indiana where he earned the coveted “Best Podiatrist” in the region two years in a row (as voted by the readers of both the NWI Times and the Post-Tribune newspapers). He is married and has two boys and two dogs. For more information, visit him at America’s Podiatrist, his practice site Friendly Foot Care.
Articles Authored and Reviewed by Dr. Michael Nirenberg:
- Ankle Injuries: Info About Sprains, Strains, and Fractures
- Your Complete Guide For Foot Amputation Surgery
- Achilles Tendonitis – Treatment & Prevention Tips
- Achilles Tendon Injuries – Causes & Treatment Options
- Broken Toe — What To Do for Treatment
- Hallux Limitus — Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment
- Your Complete Guide For Supination of The Foot
- Antalgic Gait – Symptoms, Causes & Treatment
- Plantar Warts – Symptoms, Causes & Treatment
- Arch Pain: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment