Valencia Podiatry Location

Updated 11/11/2020

In this video Howard, a UFAI Valencia patient talks about his Achilles tear surgery and how much physical therapy helped him to recover faster than he expected.


University Foot and Ankle Institute (UFAI) of Valencia offers the most advanced medical and surgical care of the foot and ankle.


Our foot and ankle specialists, surgeons and podiatrists are nationally recognized leaders in their field and are proud to deliver compassionate care with cutting-edge technology.

Valencia Podiatry Location

26357 McBean Parkway

Suite 250

Valencia, CA 91355

(661) 666-4412


Schedule a consultation with a UFAI Foot & Ankle Specialist near you.
or call 877-989-9110
24 hours a day, 7 days a week

About Our Valencia Location

University Foot and Ankle Institute Valencia, CA is a preferred provider of the UCLA Medical Group.


Located in the center of Valencia at the new Providence/Holy Cross Medical complex, University Foot and Ankle Institute of Valencia offers full radiology, neurosensory nerve testing, ultrasound, vascular testing, and physical therapy services. Podiatric foot and ankle surgeries are performed in state-of-the-art operating rooms, located on the first floor.


University Foot and Ankle Institute Valencia’s Podiatry Services are extensive, and include:

  • Tendon Conditions
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Flat Feet
  • Fractures and Breaks
  • Chronic Ankle Instability
  • Arthritis of the Foot and Ankle
  • Foot and Ankle Nerve pain
  • Foot and Ankle Reconstruction
  • Ankle Replacement Surgery
  • Diabetic Foot Conditions
  • Physical Therapy



We specialize in diabetic care, podiatric sports medicine, tendon care, and reconstructive foot and ankle surgery.


Advanced Technologies at University Foot and Ankle Institute, Valencia

  • Testing and examination technologies – On-site digital x-ray, musculoskeletal ultrasound, non-invasive vascular testing, and neurosensory testing
  • Custom orthotic fitting and brace manufacturing
  • Advanced Treatments – Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), Amniotic and Stem Cell Therapy, Q-Clear Laser Treatment, Topaz Coblation, and Tenex Therapy


Our Valencia Physical Therapy Clinic

Many physical therapy clinics treat the whole body. That's what sets us apart. Our physical therapists specialize in expertly treating the foot and ankle.


Our physical therapy clinic is conveniently located within our Valencia podiatry office. This allows for our board-certified physical therapists to work directly with our expert team of physicians to develop the most effective and individualized treatment plan for you. That’s the UFAI advantage.


Our custom-designed physical therapy strategies can include:

  • Stability and flexibility exercises

  • Coordination and balance training

  • Joint and tissue mobilization

  • Ultrasound

  • Low-level laser

  • Functional electrical stimulation


Your physical therapy team will also provide you with a comprehensive home treatment program to continue your healing when you leave us.


Meet your Valencia Foot and Ankle Specialist

Dr. Justin Franson, Podiatrist Valencia

Dr. Justin Franson isn’t shy about his love for working with patients, and it shows in his work! “I love being able to provide true relief for the physical problems that people come see me about. I am one of those people who truly enjoy the personal interactions with my patients.”


During his time at Brigham Young University, Dr. Franson ditched his accounting books to pursue his passion - physical therapy. After receiving his Bachelor’s degree, he decided to take his interest in the specialized needs of athletes to the next level. His admiration for the complexities of the foot and ankle brought him to North Chicago, where he attended the Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine.


Upon graduation in 2001, Franson accepted a three-year residency program at the Greater Los Angeles VA and UCLA County Hospital. He spent much of his residency-training program in the hospital, providing services in the clinics and emergency room as well as the operating room.


Dr. Franson's expertise ranges from sports injuries such as ankle sprains and foot and ankle fractures to arthritis treatments to total ankle replacement. He loves to treat athletes and has a special place in his heart (and feet) for weekend warriors like himself.


Meet your Valencia Physical Therapist


Christel Beattie, Univeristy Foot and Ankle Institute

Christel Beattie, a licensed Physical Therapist Assistant, and has been providing patients with compassionate care at University Foot and Ankle Institute since 2010.


A long-time volleyball player, Christel turned her interest in athletic training after sustaining a sports-related injury in high school. Christel began her training at CSU Northridge where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training in 2002.


Christel worked as an aide in a physical therapist’s office during her time at Northridge.

It was during this time that she became fascinated with the science and practice of physical therapy and decided to pursue her certification as a Physical Therapist Assistant from Cerritos College.


She specializes in outpatient physical therapy, orthopedics, and workplace ergonomics.

She’s also CPR certified and a member of the American Physical Therapy Association.


Christel lives in the Santa Clarita Valley with her two children and her husband, and teacher, and a coach.



Dr. Franson Yelp Patient Review

The following five-star Yelp review was posted by University Foot and Ankle patient, CM.

5 Star Yelp review, University Foot and Ankle Institute

I found Dr. Franson for a second opinion, after seeing an orthopedic specialist who misdiagnosed me and was about to cut my foot and ankle open. Dr. Franson put me at ease and ordered the appropriate MRI which the other doctor had not done.


He was able to treat me with injections instead and I am so much better. Not to mention a correct diagnosis. He has a wonderful bedside manner and the office and staff are amazing. I have already referred friends to him and wouldn't hesitate to recommend him.


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About University Foot and Ankle Institute, Valencia

University Foot and Ankle Institute is nationally recognized as among the very best Podiatrists and Foot and Ankle Surgeons in the nation.


Our Valencia location serves Valencia, Santa Clarita, Canyon Country, Stevenson Ranch, Granada Hills, Saugus, Palmdale, Lancaster, Bakersfield, Mint Canyon, the Santa Clarita Valley, and the surrounding areas.


Parking information for University Foot and Ankle Institute in Valencia California

There is free parking all around the building, with building entry access in front and back. Our suite is located on the 2nd floor. Take a right off the elevators, to Suite 250.


Driving information for University Foot and Ankle Institute in Valencia California

Our Valencia office is conveniently located in the heart of Santa Clarita, on the corner of Valencia Blvd and McBean Parkway.

  • The best freeway exit will be Valencia Blvd, off the 5 (Golden State) Freeway.
  • Turn right and head East (about 1 mile) toward downtown Valencia.
  • Turn right into the parking lot at the Valencia/McBean corner, just before this major intersection.

A Look at Our Valencia Office:

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  • University Foot and Ankle Institute Valencia, Reception
  • UFAI Valencia, Exam Room
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3,974 Total 1st Party Reviews / 4.9 out of 5 Stars
  • Yelp
    Only five stars? Why can't I give more. Dr. Franson and Suzanne Hawson are the best. Both are totally down to earth and treat y...
    Mike M.
  • GatherUp
    Excellent experience. Able to get an appointment when needed. Dr. Franson explained my issue well and initiated effective tre...
    David B.
  • Yelp
    Very happy with entire staff.  They are efficient when booking the appointment to getting you into the office.  The staff in th...
    Debbie K.
  • GatherUp
    Excellent care
    Douglas N.
  • GatherUp
    The staff is friendly and helpful. Dr Jafary is very informative and gentle. Definitely will use again but I hope not, in the b...
    Polly M.
  • GatherUp
    Dr. Franson and staff are awesome, the shots I get are painful for about 20 seconds. But they work.
    Tina G.
  • GatherUp
    So thankful for this monumental "step" forward in my health! Will be walking again soon with much thanks to the capable surgeo...
    Stephen D.
  • Google
    He's an amazing doctor. Friendly and very excellent when it comes to diagnosing and doing procedures. I definitely recommend go...
    Caitlin T.
  • GatherUp
    Very knowledgeable and confident doctor . I am glad that I found him . Thank you Dr Franson for the examination and explaining...
    Sivakumar V.
  • GatherUp
    Excellent group of people to interact with as my foot was assessed.
    Rebecca C.
  • GatherUp
    good in every respect
    Patricia A.
  • GatherUp
    Dr. Jafary listened to my concerns, offered some suggestions and explained the process of recovery, he was patient and polite.
    Virginia B.
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