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Dr. Scott E. Adams

Dr. Scott E. Adams

Dr. Scott Adams is a graduate of UC San Diego. He received his medical degree from the California College of Podiatric Medicine in San Francisco. He continued his studies at UC San Francisco and USC/LA County Hospitals and completed a surgical residency at the VA Hospital in San Francisco with additional training at the Kaiser Permanente in San Diego.

Dr. Adams is an expert in his field of foot care. For nearly 30 years, he has continued his education receiving certifications for advanced training including procedures for flat foot correction, diabetic wound and ulcer care, minimal invasive nerve decompression (MIND) for Morton's neuroma treatment and advanced surgical techniques for complex foot deformities.

Although highly specialized, he enjoys treating a wide range of foot problems including ingrown toenails, thick or deformed fungal nails, skin disorders, "Burning foot" syndrome (Neuropathy), arthritis, fractures and tendon injuries. He has performed thousands of procedures including reconstructive foot surgery, trauma repair and diabetic limb salvage.

Dr. Adams has authored several Journal articles, one including his collaborative research findings in the early detection of diabetic neuropathy (loss of feeling). The results are now widely used in standard tests in everyday medical practices. In addition to publishing, Dr. Adams has lectured at Cal Poly University in San Luis Obispo, local Hospitals and many health fairs and functions. He is a member of the American Podiatric Medical Association and has served as President for the San Luis Obispo & Santa Barbara chapter of the Podiatric Medical Association. He is board certified in Foot and Ankle Surgery and is a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgery.

Dr. Adams is your best choice for expert knowledge and treatment of your feet. Don't let a small problem become a chronic or serious health issue. Early evaluation leads to the best treatment options and the least invasive procedure. Don't wait, call today. Get the best advise now so you can make the best decision for yourself.

Dr. Nathan Ecklund

Dr. Nathan Ecklund

Dr. Nathan Ecklund is a San Luis Obispo native. He grew up in the community and graduated from San Luis Obispo High School in 1993. He then went on to Cal Poly State University where he played quarterback on the football team while earning a bachelors degree in biology.

After graduating from Cal Poly, Dr. Ecklund enrolled in the California College of Podiatric Medicine in San Francisco and earned his doctorate in podiatric medicine in 2004. Upon completion of his medical school, he entered a 3 year podiatric surgical residency located at St. Mary's Medical Center in San Francisco. His 3 year training program gave him the opportunity to work side by side with some of the most recognized podiatrists in the country. Dr. Ecklund finished his residency program in July of 2007 and returned to the Central Coast to join Dr. Scott Adams in practice.

Dr. Ecklund is trained in all aspects of podiatric surgery including foot and ankle fracture repair, diabetic limb salvage, ankle arthroscopy, forefoot surgery, diabetic wound care, sports medicine, and all aspects of podiatric medical management.

In his spare time Dr. Ecklund enjoys taking advantage of all the activities the Central Coast has to offer including mountain biking, surfing, and hiking. He also enjoys the time spent with his wife and three children. Dr. Ecklund is ecstatic about his return to San Luis Obispo County and to be serving the community in which he grew up.

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Travis

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Travis Freitas is a Board Certified Pedorthist (C. Ped.) and has been practicing on the Central Coast since November of 2000. A pedorthist is a specialist that fills foot and ankle related prescriptions after your physician has determined what type of device you need to have constructed.  Travis will conduct an evaluation, cast your foot/ankle, and construct your appliance based on your physician’s prescription. The industry of “Pedorthics” (peh-DOR-thix) is the design, manufacture, modification, and fit of footwear to alleviate problems caused by disease, overuse, congenital condition, or injury.

Travis Freitas received his Pedorthic certification from The Medical College of Wisconsin, in Milwaukee. At that time, he became the youngest certified pedorthist in the nation. Travis started his Pedorthic career by establishing the Pedorthic Department of a retail shoe store in Pismo Beach.  Travis has five years of retail footwear experience and is an expert shoe fitter. He is very familiar with shoe manufacturers, their construction techniques, and he can select the proper shoe size/style based on your specific needs.

In July of 2004, Travis decided to join a podiatry practice to provide Pedorthic care through a physician’s office.  Travis established his own Pedorthic business in May of 2012.  Travis networks with multiple podiatry offices along the Central Coast to provide full service Pedorthic care at your podiatrist’s office.

Travis’ specialties include accommodative (softer style) orthotics, diabetic footwear for ulcer prevention/healing, foot/ankle bracing, and all types of shoe modifications including sole lifts.
Travis married his wife Tanya in 2007 and they live in the Five Cities area. They have two children, Denver who was born in August of 2009 and Sierra who was born in December 2011. Travis and his wife enjoy outdoor activities such as hiking, camping, snow skiing, and all water sports.

Travis is the most experienced Pedorthist along the Central Coast. Travis has a genuine love for his profession and it makes all the difference in the Pedorthic care he provides.