Our team is passionate about seeing people's lives improved.
Each physician and therapist firmly believes in the value of excellent foot & ankle care and hope to use their skills to impact their patients in positive ways—to see them free of pain and capable of living fuller lives. These are some of the stories of people who have come through our doors and left with new hope.
Healing the children
Reina, a spirited 4-year-old little girl, made the long journey from her home in Honduras to Grand Rapids where Dr. Michael David, volunteering with Healing the Children, is working to straighten her feet.
Reina was born with a congenital foot & ankle condition called “clubfoot.” Despite Reina’s learned mobility, if the condition goes uncorrected, it can cause serious problems and disability later in life. Clubfoot was historically treated with surgery, but the operation can be gruesome and painful. Instead, Dr. David is using the Ponseti method, gradually remolding the feet.