The recovery process is long and requires commitment to the routines of rehab and nutrition. The purpose of rehabilitation is to reconnect your brain with your foot and this process is not as easy as you think. I strongly disagree that healthy gait patterns will naturally return without some focused attention. My patients often hear me say that formal physical therapy is the starting line of the rehabilitation process but a dedicated home exercise program will take you over the finish line with the average patient taking upwards of a year to make the full recovery. At OFAC we have developed custom rehabilitation programs in conjunction with expert physical therapists. We freely share these rehab protocols with other physicians across the country to promote better outcomes for all. We also recognize the significant impact that healthy lifestyle choices make on your recovery. Healing from an injury or surgery places a significant metabolic demand on your body. For years we have counseled patients on healthy diet choices, avoiding smoking, and supplements when appropriate. At OFAC we are now proud to introduce Dr. Ashley Doyle-Lucas as our nutritional consultant.