OrthoVirginia Specialties

Foot and Ankle

While only a small number of people are born with foot and ankle problems, 3 out of 4 Americans will experience serious problems with their lower extremities at some point in their lifetime. With 26 bones, 33 joints, 107 ligaments, and 19 muscles, a minor misalignment or injury to the foot can lead to frustrating and sometimes serious repercussions for the performance of the entire body. The ankle is an equally complex joint formed by the connection of three bones and including several important ligaments, muscles, nerves, and blood vessels that all work in harmony to ensure proper function. Like the foot, when even one small part of the ankle is damaged, every other part of the lower leg can be affected, leading to pain…and problems.

Our fellowship trained and board certified specialists have years of education and experience treating disorders of the lower extremity. From ankle arthroscopy to total joint surgery and complex fracture reconstructions, we offer a range of treatment options and surgical techniques to relieve and heal most foot and ankle problems.

Specialty Education

 

Common Conditions

  • Achilles Tendon Rupture
  • Ankle Sprain and Fractures
  • Foot Fractures

Foot and Ankle Physicians

OV Lynchburg Physicians

William C. Andrews, Jr., MD, FAOA

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Gautham Gondi, MD

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OV Northern Virginia Physicians

Eva Umoh Asomugha, MD

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Kevin C. Lutta, MD

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Paul J. Switaj, MD

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OV Richmond Physicians

Michael H. Brown, MD

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Mark M. Jones, MD

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Garett J. Pangrazzi, MD

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Baljit S. Sidhu, MD

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J. William Van Manen, MD

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Peter H. White, MD

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Alaya - Metatarsus Adductus/ Infant

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Jeanne - Foot-Broken Bone splintered to 3 pieces-plate & 4 screws

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Jessica - Ankle Surgery

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Shaun - Achilles Tendon Repair

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Kevin - Lacerated Extensor Tendon Repair

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Wenners - Achilles Tendon Reconstruction

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Malcolm

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Sometimes there is a rush to play after many foot and ankle injuries due to lack of knowledge about the different injuries by the athlete, coaches or even family members.  There is always the assumption that the injury is a minor “sprain
Kevin Lutta, MD, is a foot and ankle specialist and practices in our Herndon and Tysons offices.Achilles tendinitis is a common condition that causes pain along the back of the leg near the heel. Tendinitis is inflammation of a tendon

Custom orthotics provide the feet with relief and support in specific areas and for specific activities or problems, which can lead to improved overall health and comfort. With a doctor’s prescription, OrthoVirginia’s Board Certified Orthotist and orthotic fitters can create just the right orthotic with just the right fit for any situation:

  • Custom orthotics can be used in work boots, dress shoes and flats to provide extra padding for those who stand on their feet all day;
  • Custom orthotics can be used in tennis shoes, running shoes, golf shoes and cleats to enhance athletes’ performance and comfort;
  • Custom orthotics can be used to discreetly provide arch support in fashion and casual shoes of all sizes and widths, making everyday activities more pleasurable;
  • Custom orthotics, which are padded and flexible without being bulky, can be used to protect the most sensitive areas of the mature adult foot.

Custom Orthotics Locations

Administrative support for OrthoVirginia North’s custom orthotics services (scheduling, billing, etc.) is located at our Herndon office; however, our Board certified orthotist typically travels to the various OrthoVirginia North sites to accommodate our patients.

Our custom orthotics support phone number: 703-810-5337

Orthotist

Peter Schunk, C.O.

Pete is an American Board Certified Orthotist with 10+ years of Orthotic experience. He graduated from the Orthotics program at Century College with high distinction in 2004. He then completed his Orthotic residency at Fairview Hospital in St. Paul/Minneapolis Minnesota and has since designed and fit most types of braces from head to toe (excluding teeth). Pete's experience includes spinal and lower extremity bracing in clinics & hospital trauma units, pediatric, physical therapy, and other orthotic settings.

Prior to being an Orthotist, Pete graduated with a Bachelors degree in Human Resources Management from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. While pursuing a second Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology at Indiana University Purdue University in Indianapolis, Pete realized his interest in orthopedics. He decided to change direction by pursuing a specialized degree as an Orthotist from Century College in White Bear Lake in Minnesota, where he graduated with honors.

Pete's commitment to health and exercise is what led him to specialize in lower extremity. He believes many potential orthopaedic issues could be avoided with proper exercise and orthopedic alignment. He is dedicated to helping patients return to as active a lifestyle as possible. 

Pete enjoys spending his free time with his beautiful wife and children. 

To schedule an appointment with Pete, please obtain a prescription from your OrthoVirginia doctor, Physician Assistant, or Physical Therapist, for the orthosis needed. Once the required prescription is obtained, an appointment for an evaluation can be scheduled by calling 703-810-5337.

Orthotist schedule:

Location

Weekday morning

Weekday afternoon

 

 

 

Arlington

2nd & 4th Wednesday afternoons

 

 

 

 

Herndon

Thursday morning
Friday morning

Friday Afternoon

 

 

 

Springfield

2nd & 4th Wednesday mornings

 

Tysons

Monday morning

Monday afternoon