October is finally here and Halloween is right around the corner.  Black cats, pumpkins, and ghosts can be seen in front of houses, and children are already talking about what they will dress up as this year.  On October 31, the Poughkeepsie Galleria will have their annual Mall-O-Ween Trick or Treat, which gives everyone the chance to show off his or her costume!

Every year, hundreds of children across the country hurt their feet and ankles due to tripping and falling while trick or treating. If your child is the outdoorsy type and you are going trick or treating in one of our local neighborhoods of Wappingers Falls, Fishkill, Hopewell Junction, or Beacon, here are some easy steps to ensure fun while putting safety first:

  • Parents should plan the trick or treating route ahead of time.  Check it for hidden obstacles like steps, breaks or cracks in the sidewalk, or elevated tree roots.
  • Be visible!  Make sure your child wears light up shoes or glow bracelets.
  • Wear sturdy, comfortable shoes.  Although the princess heels or loose boots that came with the costume are cute, save them for a Halloween party when they won’t be doing so much walking.
  • Avoid costumes that drag on the ground to prevent tripping.
  • Always walk!  NO RUNNING!
  • Always use the sidewalk.  Never cut across a lawn or driveway because there could be unseen objects you can trip on.
  • Carry a flashlight so you can see where you are walking.

Dr. Schlam and all of us at Hollowbrook Foot Specialists want to wish you a safe and fun filled Halloween. Even if you follow all of the rules, sometimes that accident can’t be avoided.  If you get “tricked” into falling and get hurt, come visit us and we will “treat” your feet!

By David Schlam

Your Top-Rated & New Favorite Podiatrist In Wappingers Falls, NY

Always arrive to a pleasant cheerful staff! They make you feel welcome and get you situated quickly! The Doctor is friendly and makes your feet feel great! I travel a bit to get to this office, but it is so worth it! The staff is always helpful and customizes my appointments to my needs!

- Bob D.

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GREAT EXPERIENCE!!!! Very nice, friendly, and thorough doctor. Wonderful staff too! Very clean office. They fit me into there schedule the same day. They recognized my issue right away and got me out of discomfort painlessly.

- Jordan C.

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You will not find a better podiatrist than Dr. Schlam. I have been seeing him for over twenty years and he has been a godsend for my foot pain. If only I could give six stars...

- John M.

john 5 star review

Great experience. They got my son in as soon as possible as made sure his foot was ok. Will definitely use them again!

- Irene T.

irene 5 star review

The best health care experience. The staff and nurses are super friendly and Dr. Schlam is very good. I highly recommend Hollowbrook Foot Specialists.

- Bob D.

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Our Wappingers Falls
Podiatry Office
89 E. Main Street
Wappingers Falls, NY 12590

Phone: 845-298-9074

Office Hours:
Monday: 9am - 5pm
Tuesday: 9am - 5pm
Wednesday: 9am - 5pm
Thursday: 9am - 5pm
Friday: 9am - 4pm

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