Meet Dr. Catherine Halinski, Arlington Heights, IL Podiatrist of Weil Foot & Ankle Institute

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Podiatrist serving Arlington Heights, IL
Catherine Halinski, DPM

Dr. Catherine Halinski has been a practicing Podiatric Physician for over 20 years in Buffalo Grove and Arlington Heights IL. She received her BS and DPM from Wm. M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine. Dr. Halinski’s did her residency here in our wonderful city of Chicago. After residency, she started her practice in 1996 in a multi-specialty group, less than a mile from her childhood home in an effort to give back to the community where she was raised. Being exposed to a variety of diverse medical influences early in her career, helped her to become the doctor she is today.

Interestingly, Dr. Halinski’s medical career began with a Bachelors of Fine Arts from Northern Illinois University, which she put to use as a published medical illustrator. This passion for drawing and then medicine was due to her collaboration with Dr. Weil, Sr. whose amazing work in the field inspired Dr. Halinski to pursue her interest in Podiatry as a doctor. After more than two decades in private practice, Dr. Halinski feels blessed and privileged to be a member of Weil Foot & Ankle Institute’s talented group of doctors.

Dr. Halinski relies upon her alternative and holistic training to find solutions for her patients’ foot and ankle problems by treating the body as a whole. She is especially inspired by the Myofascial Release (MFR) training which works as a soft tissue therapy; for pain relief, increasing range of motion, and balancing the whole body. Dr. Halinski firmly believes in the doctor’s creed, ‘do no harm’ and that people need to explore all conservative methods before surgery is done. Scar tissue from surgery and injury, even repetitive stresses, can sometimes cause more harm by limiting range of motion and cause pain not only to the foot but other areas of the body. Patients come to Arlington Heights, IL, podiatrist, Dr. Halinski seeking a second opinion instead of surgery or after other surgeries have failed them. Surgery may play an important role in a patient’s life, but exploring other non-surgical options, such as physical therapy or orthotics, etc., should be considered before surgery.

Dr. Halinski prides herself on being able to connect with her patients and give them personalized and conversational appointments. She takes a kind and gentle approach to caring for her patients. She always takes the time to discuss and educate patients about their conditions, trying to create the best recovery plan possible. Including the patient as part of a ‘team’ approach helps them to learn from the issue and can help prevent future injuries.

As the second certified Pinpointe Foot Laser provider in Illinois, Dr. Halinski is uniquely qualified to treat toenail fungus and warts for patients. She has dealt with nail fungus her entire career and has experience in options to help people with, ‘ugly toenails’. Dr. Halinski was on the advisory panel for new medications to help toenail fungus.

Dr. Halinski is a lifetime lover of all sports and greatly enjoys treating her patients’ sports injuries and watching them return to the games they love. She spends time explaining to patients about new ways to move their bodies from the feet up, so they can play smarter and healthier.

With her years of experience in holistic podiatric treatments: evaluating functional biomechanics of the feet and ankle, sports medicine, heel pain, sprains, broken bones, fungal nails, corns, calluses and warts, Dr. Halinski is proud to be a member of the Weil Foot & Ankle Institute team of providers. Traveling with family, going to movies, the theater, listening to many kinds of music, teaching religious education at St. Mary’s Parish in Buffalo Grove, being a drummer, a former tournament level tennis player, an animal lover, an artist, a huge Chicago sports fan, and a Podiatric Physician, you’ll have much to discuss with Dr. Halinski at your next appointment. She looks forward to meeting you soon!

Over 200,000 happy patients have found relief for their foot pain, heel pain & ankle pain with our award-winning Arlington Heights podiatrists.

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  • "I urge anyone in need of bunion surgery to see Dr Lowell Weil. My life is forever changed and I am so grateful! Oh and my feet are now PRETTY! Thank you again!"

    - Sky N.
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  • "Dr. Weil Jr. and the Staff at the Libertyville Office are the best. I have been with Weil foot and Ankle for nine years and Dr. Weil Jr. has taken care of all my foot problems. He is the best."

    - Maureen M.
    best chicago podiatrists
  • “Dr. Weil Jr. and the Staff at the Libertyville Office are the best. I had joint fusion surgery on July 31, 2014 and everyone there was great with all my questions. "

    - Maureen M. – Joint Fusion
    best chicago podiatrists
  • “I was super nervous about the surgery but all the staff made me feel welcome and safe, before my surgery, I remember everything was clean, and everybody were professional.”

    - Michelle K. – Toe Surgery
    best chicago podiatrists
  • “Dr. David O’Brian and his staff in Roselle are the best! My entire family has seen Dr. O’Brian for over 10 years. "

    - Mary Pat H. – Foot Pain
    best chicago podiatrists
  • “Dr. Cernak, Thank you for being such an amazing DOCTOR! The way you care for us can’t be matched by anyone! (and hasn’t!) Your knowledge is incredible too.”

    - Sara R.
    best chicago podiatrists
  • "I urge anyone in need of bunion surgery to see Dr Lowell Weil. My life is forever changed and I am so grateful! Oh and my feet are now PRETTY! Thank you again!"

    - Sky N.
    best chicago podiatrists
  • "Dr. Weil Jr. and the Staff at the Libertyville Office are the best. I have been with Weil foot and Ankle for nine years and Dr. Weil Jr. has taken care of all my foot problems. He is the best."

    - Maureen M.
    best chicago podiatrists
  • “Dr. Weil Jr. and the Staff at the Libertyville Office are the best. I had joint fusion surgery on July 31, 2014 and everyone there was great with all my questions. "

    - Maureen M. – Joint Fusion
    best chicago podiatrists
  • “I was super nervous about the surgery but all the staff made me feel welcome and safe, before my surgery, I remember everything was clean, and everybody were professional.”

    - Michelle K. – Toe Surgery
    best chicago podiatrists
  • “Dr. David O’Brian and his staff in Roselle are the best! My entire family has seen Dr. O’Brian for over 10 years. "

    - Mary Pat H. – Foot Pain
    best chicago podiatrists
  • “Dr. Cernak, Thank you for being such an amazing DOCTOR! The way you care for us can’t be matched by anyone! (and hasn’t!) Your knowledge is incredible too.”

    - Sara R.
    best chicago podiatrists
  • "I urge anyone in need of bunion surgery to see Dr Lowell Weil. My life is forever changed and I am so grateful! Oh and my feet are now PRETTY! Thank you again!"

    - Sky N.
    best chicago podiatrists
  • "Dr. Weil Jr. and the Staff at the Libertyville Office are the best. I have been with Weil foot and Ankle for nine years and Dr. Weil Jr. has taken care of all my foot problems. He is the best."

    - Maureen M.
    best chicago podiatrists
  • “Dr. Weil Jr. and the Staff at the Libertyville Office are the best. I had joint fusion surgery on July 31, 2014 and everyone there was great with all my questions. "

    - Maureen M. – Joint Fusion
    best chicago podiatrists
  • “I was super nervous about the surgery but all the staff made me feel welcome and safe, before my surgery, I remember everything was clean, and everybody were professional.”

    - Michelle K. – Toe Surgery
    best chicago podiatrists
  • “Dr. David O’Brian and his staff in Roselle are the best! My entire family has seen Dr. O’Brian for over 10 years. "

    - Mary Pat H. – Foot Pain
    best chicago podiatrists
  • “Dr. Cernak, Thank you for being such an amazing DOCTOR! The way you care for us can’t be matched by anyone! (and hasn’t!) Your knowledge is incredible too.”

    - Sara R.
    best chicago podiatrists
*The reviews listed are from actual patients of Weil Foot & Ankle Institute. Individual results may vary. Reviews are not claimed to represent results for everyone.
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The Chicago, IL, podiatrists of Weil Foot & Ankle Institute treat all medical and surgical foot and ankle conditions. Our licensed Chicago podiatrists have helped over 200,000+ patients find relief for their foot pain, heel pain and ankle pain, and we can help you too! Our Chicago podiatrists and Chicago foot doctors can help treat all foot and ankle conditions, including, bunions, claw toe, corns, calluses, foot pain, hammertoes, heel pain, ingrown toenails, neuromas, toenail fungus and sports related foot and ankle injuries.
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