Dr. Alan M. LustigPodiatry Consultant for the OPNA
D.P.M, Doctor of Podiatric Medicine & Surgery
Dr. Alan Lustig is the Chief Medical Director of The Orthotic Group and the Langer Biomechanics Group, the largest manufacturers of custom foot orthotic devices in Canada and the U.S.A. He co-founded The Orthotic Group in 1986. Dr. Lustig graduated from the New York College of Podiatric Medicine. He has been in private practice as a Doctor of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery in Toronto for 45 years. He co-founded one of Canada’s premier hospital foot clinics at Sunnybrook Medical Centre in 1974. He specializes in lower extremity biomechanics and the treatment of abnormal gait conditions with custom foot orthotics and custom ankle foot orthotic leg braces. Dr. Lustig is presently practicing at the Village Health facility in the Leaside area of Toronto. In the past 30 years Dr. Lustig has lectured in over 50 cities across North America on biomechanics and foot orthotic therapy. He has published numerous papers on lower extremity medicine and has written a book on computer gait analysis. He has worked extensively in the Canadian foot orthotic manufacturing industry for the past 35 years.
Dr. Lustig commends our Podortho Nurses who continue to advance our specialized area of nursing and supports our vision to incorporate a whole of care approaching to nursing foot and lower limb care. He is excited to work with OPNA and our members to continue to educate Podortho Nurses to become leaders and certified in gait analysis, biomechanics and orthotic therapy. He encourages Podortho Nurses to incorporate this much needed therapy in their practices to ensure all clients/patients have the best opportunities to live healthy active lifestyles though all stages and ages ensuring the best possible health related quality of life is achieved.
Dr. Lustig offers his courses made available through OHI University offering both in person training and online webinars. Many of these courses are complementary to our members. OPNA and our board of director’s welcomes Dr. Lustig and appreciates his experience, expertise and transfer of knowledge to our members as we look ahead growing our Podortho Nurse community and advancing their practices.
Dr. Al’s courses can be found under OPNA education tab or simply click on the button to view courses and register.
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