Congratulations Dr. Jansma

January 10, 2018News

Congratulations to Dr. Jennifer Jansma for completing the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery® certification process for Reconstructive Rearfoot/Ankle Surgery. Board certification in Foot Surgery indicates that you have demonstrated a cognitive knowledge of foot surgery, including the diagnosis of general medical problems and surgical management of pathologic foot conditions, deformities, and/or trauma, and … Read More

Alaska Heart Run

April 17, 2017News

Alaska Foot & Ankle Specialists is proud to sponsor the 2017 Alaska Heart Run on Saturday on April 22nd. Have you registered to join us for this huge community celebration? The Alaska Heart Run is for all abilities… a 5K timed run, a 5K untimed run/walk or a 3K walk. Look for our booth and … Read More

Iron Dog Team 37

February 9, 2017News

Dr. Matt Heilala and Stan James will be competing in the 2017 Iron Dog snowmobile race. Alaska Foot & Ankle Specialists is the proud sponsor of Team 37. This year, Heilala and James are competing in the Iron Dog pro classification on Ski-Doo MXZ X-RS 600 snowmobiles. The Iron Dog snowmobile race has earned its … Read More

Foot Injuries in Athletes

December 1, 2016Tips

According to foot and ankle surgeons from the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS), intense performance by athletes can cause an increased risk for foot and ankle injuries. From plantar fasciitis to Lisfranc injuries, ankle sprains and stress fractures, Athletes have dealt with their fair share of injuries as they prepared for and … Read More

Dr Kern Completes Eiger Ultra Trail

August 16, 2016News

Dr. Jared Kern completed the grueling Eiger Ultra Trail race this summer in 22 hours and 21 minutes. The E101 race is 101 km or 63 miles long with 6,700 meters or 21,300 feet of elevation gain and 6,700 meters or 21,300 feet of descent. The E101 course starts in Grosse Scheidegg with staging locations … Read More

3D Digital Imaging

July 18, 2016News

Alaska Foot & Ankle Specialists is one of the first foot and ankle practices in the United States to employ the pedCAT™ 3D digital imaging system. Why 3D Digital imaging? • Three dimensional views of your foot and ankle • Low radiation exposure • Preoperative planning prior to surgery • Accurate diagnoses and Early detection … Read More


July 4, 2016Tips

Both mountain runners and casual joggers can improve their performance by keeping their feet in top condition and taking steps to control common foot problems. The human foot is a biological masterpiece that amazingly endures the stresses of daily activity. For runners, the feet are more vulnerable to injury than any other part of the … Read More


June 28, 2016Tips

Dancers, don’t ignore foot pain on the dance floor. Being ‘light on your feet’ when dancing is not entirely true; dancing the night away can take a toll on feet and ankles. Both professional and amateur dancers can suffer foot injuries that can stop the show. According to the American College of Foot and Ankle … Read More