Dr. 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, The Barefoot Running Book and other publications. He has begun writing a column for WalkAbout Magazine, and 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. 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. Nirenberg created FloWalking so people could have a safe, easy, enjoyable way of improving how they walk to tone up faster, shed excess fat quicker and lessen any muscle-skeletal aches and pains. FloWalking workshops are for 2012 are now being booked. The FloWalking book is just a few weeks from completion.
Dr. Nirenberg practices podiatric medicine 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 young boys and two old dogs. Visit www.FriendlyFootCare.com to learn more, or www.AmericasPodiatrist.com, or www.FloWalking.com.