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University Foot & Ankle Institute

University Foot & Ankle Institute

1919 State St Suite 206 | Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Call 805-203-9802
Monday 8:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday 8:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday 8:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday 8:00am - 5:00pm
Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
  • Diabetic Shoes
  • Foot Orthotics
  • Podiatric Deformities
  • Podiatric Disorder Treatment
  • Podiatric Orthopedics
  • Podiatric Paralytic Treatment
  • Podiatric Sports Therapy
  • Podiatric Surgery
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Description

The University Foot and Ankle Institute is internationally-recognized and a leading organization for the treatment of foot and ankle problems. Our team of foot and ankle specialists comprehensively treats all foot and ankle problems from simple tendonitis conditions, bunions, heel pain, ankle sprains and fractures to the most complex reconstructive surgery and limb salvage of the foot and ankle. Our doctors are internationally- recognized for their outstanding leadership and expertise in foot and ankle surgery. We pride ourselves on cutting-edge technology and surgical experience provided in a friendly environment.

Your initial visit at University Foot & Ankle Institute will consist of a full and detailed clinical evaluation of your condition. A detailed description of your symptoms combined with a thorough hands-on examination by the doctor will help us identify your specific diagnosis. Our exam often includes a gait analysis and an evaluation of the entire lower extremity. We have found that by looking past the focused area of symptoms, we are able to identify additional contributing factors that need to be addressed in order to more comprehensively achieve a full recovery and return to full function. Specific diagnostic testing is often used as part of a thorough evaluation, including the potential use of x-rays, ultrasound, M.R.I, or nerve testing, all available at our Institute.

The University Foot & Ankle Institute specializes in both conservative and surgical treatments for conditions of the lower extremity. Many conditions that we see on a regular basis respond very well to conservative treatments, including lower extremity-specialized physical therapy, bracing, cast immobilization, orthotics, and injection therapy. If your condition requires surgical intervention, the surgeons at the University Foot and Ankle Institute are dedicated to providing the latest techniques to achieve a rapid recovery and an optimal long-term result. Many of the surgical procedures performed across the country for bunions, heel pain syndrome, tendon injuries, ankle instability, and nerve pain have been improved upon or developed and introduced by our team.

The doctors at the University Foot & Ankle Institute have produced a constant stream of publications and research on a wide array of topics involving the foot and ankle. In summary, the University Foot and Ankle Institute offers comprehensive, up-to-date, and specialized care of the foot and ankle. Our goal is to treat you like family, and provide a complete and expedient return to full function and activity.

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Lorie Robinson, DPM
Lorie Robinson, DPM

Dr. Lorie Robinson was raised in Detroit, Michigan where she attended Mumford High School and the University of Michigan. After receiving her Bachelor of Science degree, she lived and worked in Florence, Italy and later returned to Chicago to attend Illinois College of Podiatric Medicine. Following podiatry school, Dr. Robinson moved to California for a surgical residency and practiced in Agoura Hills for 20 years prior to moving to Santa Barbara in 2006. She has worked at Sansum Clinic and currently works full time in her private office at 1919 State Street. Dr. Robinson is married and has two children and three step children. Her hobbies include pastel painting, cooking and cycling.

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L. Mae Chandler, DPM
L. Mae Chandler, DPM

Dr. L. Mae Chandler is a fellowship-trained foot and ankle specialist and an Associate of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. Originally from Arkansas, Dr. Chandler completed a three-year comprehensive surgical residency at the University of Florida/Shands Medical Center in Jacksonville, FL, serving as Chief Resident during her final year. Following residency, Dr. Chandler completed a reconstructive foot and ankle surgical fellowship with the University Foot and Ankle Institute in Los Angeles, which is one of a few such fellowships recognized by the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. Dr. Chandler's emphasis on sports medicine, arthritis prevention, foot and ankle reconstructive surgery, and trauma care stems from an active personal life. Formally trained in classical ballet prior to medical school, Dr. Chandler is still active in ballet, in addition to yoga, running and bicycling. She and her husband enjoy the beach, camping, and participating in running events.

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Dr. Lorie Robinson
Dr. Lorie Robinson

Dr. Lorie Robinson was raised in Detroit, Michigan where she attended Mumford High School and the University of Michigan. After receiving her Bachelor of Science degree, she lived and worked in Florence, Italy and later returned to Chicago to attend Illinois College of Podiatric Medicine. Following podiatry school, Dr. Robinson moved to California for a surgical residency and practiced in Agoura Hills for 20 years prior to moving to Santa Barbara in 2006. She has worked at Sansum Clinic and currently works full time in her private office at 1919 State Street. Dr. Robinson is married and has two children and three step children. Her hobbies include pastel painting, cooking and cycling.

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Dr. L. Mae Chandler
Dr. L. Mae Chandler

Dr. L. Mae Chandler is a fellowship-trained foot and ankle specialist and an Associate of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. Originally from Arkansas, Dr. Chandler completed a three-year comprehensive surgical residency at the University of Florida/Shands Medical Center in Jacksonville, FL, serving as Chief Resident during her final year. Following residency, Dr. Chandler completed a reconstructive foot and ankle surgical fellowship with the University Foot and Ankle Institute in Los Angeles, which is one of a few such fellowships recognized by the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. Dr. Chandler's emphasis on sports medicine, arthritis prevention, foot and ankle reconstructive surgery, and trauma care stems from an active personal life. Formally trained in classical ballet prior to medical school, Dr. Chandler is still active in ballet, in addition to yoga, running and bicycling. She and her husband enjoy the beach, camping, and participating in running events.

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