Elite Sports Podiatry is proud to serve Clearwater, Florida and surrounding areas. Dr Brian Fullem is a Podiatrist that specializes in Sports Medicine. Dr Fullem has over 25 years of experience of treating athletes with lower extremity injuries ranging from people that exercise occasionally all the way to Olympians. We treat everyone like an elite athlete. Dr Fullem practiced in Connecticut for almost 20 years before relocating and opening his own practice in Clearwater, Florida. Dr Fullem has an extensive sports background including competing at a high level for Bucknell University (running 5K in 14:25 while there) and coaching in baseball, basketball, soccer and distance running which provides him with unique insight in the treatment of any athlete. Dr Fullem is Board Certified in Foot Surgery and a Fellow of the American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine. Dr Fullem has written extensively for Running Times magazine in the past and his articles can be found on our website and are now archived at RunnersWorld.com. Dr Fullem has also published many articles in peer reviewed journals, most recently as a co-author for a paper in the prestigious Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery in May, 2015 on Shockwave therapy. Dr Fullem offers shockwave therapy in the office, which is considered the Platinum standard for heel pain. That abstract can be found here.

Elite Sports Podiatry Treats:

All Lower Extremity Sports Injuries:

  • Achilles Tendonitis
  • Shin Splints (Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome)
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction
  • Ankle Sprains
  • Fractures
  • Runner’s knee/IT Band Syndrome
  • Custom Orthotic devices for all athletes and activities including cleats, spikes and racing shoes.
  • Treatment of sport specific injuries, Dr Fullem is a nationally certified Soccer coach and has also coached baseball and basketball in addition to having run at a national level for a top Division One University.

General Podiatry:

  • Ingrown toenails
  • Hammer toes
  • Arthritic joints
  • Warts
  • Callouses and corns
  • Flatfeet

Diabetic Footcare:

  • Custom inserts
  • Identification of at risk Neuropathies
  • Mycotic nail care
  • Treatment of Ulcerations

Board Certified in Foot Surgery:

  • Bunion surgery – simple and complex
  • Hammer Toe repair
  • Plantar Fascia release
  • Haglund’s and Achilles surgery
  • Excision of Soft Tissue masses including Neuromas, Ganglion and other Cysts