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Clinical liaison at KevinRoot Medical

I would like to introduce myself as the newest member of the KevinRoot Medical team. My name is Stefan Feldman, DPM. I retired in 2021 after 41 years of practice in Westlake Village, California in partnership with Charles Kelman, DPM. Some of you reading this may have also experienced retirement, so you know the need to do something worthwhile with your time becomes a challenge. Fortunately for me, my new relationship with Kevin allows me to continue to utilize my experience in Podiatric Medicine without the rigors of day to day practice.

My exposure to Podiatric Medicine started with my father, Dr. A.C. Feldman, who practiced many years in a suburb of Detroit, Michigan. I can remember helping him make rohadur orthotics for his patients by hand, in our basement. Not fun! Following a foot injury I sustained at the age of 18, my dad took an X ray of my foot, and incidentally discovered a dorsal spur on the head of my 1st metatarsal, hallux limitus, at a very young age. We decided to make some orthotics for me. I was casted at a seminar vending hall by one of the pioneers of the profession, Sheldon Langer, DPM.

I have been wearing functional orthotics my entire adult life, living a very active lifestyle including running, hiking and hours spent on my feet, running around my office. I have used myself as a guinea pig, trying out various types of orthotics from a variety of labs over the years. Periodically I would re-evaluate my hallux limitus, and sure enough, controlling the reactive ground force under my 1st ray has prevented my condition from ever progressing further.

The concept of lower extremity biomechanics as conceived by Dr. Root, and others, is not only something I believe in, I have lived it successfully. Following my graduation from Podiatry school and my surgical residency, I found myself in private practice with very little know-how in biomechanics and foot orthotics. I wanted to work with physically active people, dealing with the common lower extremity conditions the typical weekend warrior might experience. Over the years, through trial and error, I discovered some of the “art” of podiatric medicine, and found out what generally works well for my patients. Needless to say, the common phrase used during lectures, “in my hands, this works” comes to mind.

One of the roles I have at KevinRoot, is to act as a “second opinion” for the clients. Having been one of Kevin’s long time clients, I've been in your shoes. If you’re a young practitioner, looking for some pearls on how to talk to patients about the benefits of orthotics, I might be able to help you. If you are a busy mid-career practitioner who needs to get to the bottom line quickly, sometimes a fresh perspective can cut to the chase. If you are a seasoned practitioner who just wants to schmooze about the good old days, glad to do it!

If you have one of those “princess and the pea” patients, a bunion patient who wants to wear dress shoes, or a case where you have had to re-make the device numerous times and running out of ideas (been there, done that) or just want some general assistance in a challenging circumstance, please contact KevinRoot Medical and ask for Dr. Feldman.

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Clinical liaison at KevinRoot Medical

Stefan Feldman, DPM

Ask Dr. F

Clinical liaison at KevinRoot Medical

I would like to introduce myself as the newest member of the KevinRoot Medical team. My name is Stefan Feldman, DPM. I retired in 2021 after 41 years of practice in Westlake Village, California in partnership with Charles Kelman, DPM. Some of you reading this may have also experienced retirement, so you know the need to do something worthwhile with your time becomes a challenge. Fortunately for me, my new relationship with Kevin allows me to continue to utilize my experience in Podiatric Medicine without the rigors of day to day practice.

My exposure to Podiatric Medicine started with my father, Dr. A.C. Feldman, who practiced many years in a suburb of Detroit, Michigan. I can remember helping him make rohadur orthotics for his patients by hand, in our basement. Not fun! Following a foot injury I sustained at the age of 18, my dad took an X ray of my foot, and incidentally discovered a dorsal spur on the head of my 1st metatarsal, hallux limitus, at a very young age. We decided to make some orthotics for me. I was casted at a seminar vending hall by one of the pioneers of the profession, Sheldon Langer, DPM.

I have been wearing functional orthotics my entire adult life, living a very active lifestyle including running, hiking and hours spent on my feet, running around my office. I have used myself as a guinea pig, trying out various types of orthotics from a variety of labs over the years. Periodically I would re-evaluate my hallux limitus, and sure enough, controlling the reactive ground force under my 1st ray has prevented my condition from ever progressing further.

The concept of lower extremity biomechanics as conceived by Dr. Root, and others, is not only something I believe in, I have lived it successfully. Following my graduation from Podiatry school and my surgical residency, I found myself in private practice with very little know-how in biomechanics and foot orthotics. I wanted to work with physically active people, dealing with the common lower extremity conditions the typical weekend warrior might experience. Over the years, through trial and error, I discovered some of the “art” of podiatric medicine, and found out what generally works well for my patients. Needless to say, the common phrase used during lectures, “in my hands, this works” comes to mind.

One of the roles I have at KevinRoot, is to act as a “second opinion” for the clients. Having been one of Kevin’s long time clients, I've been in your shoes. If you’re a young practitioner, looking for some pearls on how to talk to patients about the benefits of orthotics, I might be able to help you. If you are a busy mid-career practitioner who needs to get to the bottom line quickly, sometimes a fresh perspective can cut to the chase. If you are a seasoned practitioner who just wants to schmooze about the good old days, glad to do it!

If you have one of those “princess and the pea” patients, a bunion patient who wants to wear dress shoes, or a case where you have had to re-make the device numerous times and running out of ideas (been there, done that) or just want some general assistance in a challenging circumstance, please contact KevinRoot Medical and ask for Dr. Feldman.

Ask Dr. F

Clinical liaison at KevinRoot Medical

I would like to introduce myself as the newest member of the KevinRoot Medical team. My name is Stefan Feldman, DPM. I retired in 2021 after 41 years of practice in Westlake Village, California in partnership with Charles Kelman, DPM. Some of you reading this may have also experienced retirement, so you know the need to do something worthwhile with your time becomes a challenge. Fortunately for me, my new relationship with Kevin allows me to continue to utilize my experience in Podiatric Medicine without the rigors of day to day practice.

My exposure to Podiatric Medicine started with my father, Dr. A.C. Feldman, who practiced many years in a suburb of Detroit, Michigan. I can remember helping him make rohadur orthotics for his patients by hand, in our basement. Not fun! Following a foot injury I sustained at the age of 18, my dad took an X ray of my foot, and incidentally discovered a dorsal spur on the head of my 1st metatarsal, hallux limitus, at a very young age. We decided to make some orthotics for me. I was casted at a seminar vending hall by one of the pioneers of the profession, Sheldon Langer, DPM.

I have been wearing functional orthotics my entire adult life, living a very active lifestyle including running, hiking and hours spent on my feet, running around my office. I have used myself as a guinea pig, trying out various types of orthotics from a variety of labs over the years. Periodically I would re-evaluate my hallux limitus, and sure enough, controlling the reactive ground force under my 1st ray has prevented my condition from ever progressing further.

The concept of lower extremity biomechanics as conceived by Dr. Root, and others, is not only something I believe in, I have lived it successfully. Following my graduation from Podiatry school and my surgical residency, I found myself in private practice with very little know-how in biomechanics and foot orthotics. I wanted to work with physically active people, dealing with the common lower extremity conditions the typical weekend warrior might experience. Over the years, through trial and error, I discovered some of the “art” of podiatric medicine, and found out what generally works well for my patients. Needless to say, the common phrase used during lectures, “in my hands, this works” comes to mind.

One of the roles I have at KevinRoot, is to act as a “second opinion” for the clients. Having been one of Kevin’s long time clients, I've been in your shoes. If you’re a young practitioner, looking for some pearls on how to talk to patients about the benefits of orthotics, I might be able to help you. If you are a busy mid-career practitioner who needs to get to the bottom line quickly, sometimes a fresh perspective can cut to the chase. If you are a seasoned practitioner who just wants to schmooze about the good old days, glad to do it!

If you have one of those “princess and the pea” patients, a bunion patient who wants to wear dress shoes, or a case where you have had to re-make the device numerous times and running out of ideas (been there, done that) or just want some general assistance in a challenging circumstance, please contact KevinRoot Medical and ask for Dr. Feldman.