Valencia Podiatry Location

Updated 4/24/2019

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 with 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 set 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 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 Therapists

Suzanne Hawson, Physical Therapist, University Foot and Ankle Institute

Suzanne Hawson, PT, MPT, OCS has served as Director of Physical Therapy with UFAI since 2006. She graduated with her Masters Degree in Physical Therapy at California State University, Northridge (CSUN). She has been living and working in the Santa Clarita Valley for 11 years and is very involved in the athletic community of Santa Clarita. She works with several sports clubs and teams in the valley, notably the Santa Clarita Triathlon Club, Santa Clarita Runners and Team Runners Lane.


Suzanne played several sports throughout high school and has maintained a love for athletics today, as a five-time Ironman Triathlete. She crosstrains with trail running, yoga, Pilates, and Crossfit; and in her free time, loves to travel and explore new cultures and cuisines.


Suzanne’s primary interests are in sports medicine & biomechanical evaluation (movement analysis for runners). She is also part time faculty in the Physical Therapy Program at CSUN and teaches injury prevention seminars to local running groups. She has rehabilitated athletes at all levels, from recreational athletes to professionals & Olympians.


Suzanne is certified by the American Physical Therapy Association as a Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopaedics. She speaks English, Spanish and Tagalog.



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 towards athletic training after sustaining a sport-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.

A Look at Our Valencia Office:

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  • UFAI Valencia, Exam Room
  • UFAI Valencia Podiatrist, Exam Room
2,966 Total 1st Party Reviews / 4.9 out of 5 Stars
  • Yelp
    Dr. Franson is the only podiatrist I will see. He is so personable and such a caring doctor. I always feel like he makes time f...
    Nic W.
  • GatherUp
    You were great!
    Maureen J.
  • GatherUp
    I always feel like I’m in good hands when I need a foot doctor!
    Michelle P.
  • GatherUp
    Everyone is very friendly and always takes care of any needs that I have right away.
    Ashley R.
  • Yelp
    Best doctors & physical therapists! I see Dr. Volkmann & Suzanne & Christel for PT. I know I am in such good hands with this pr...
    Sharon D.
  • Google
    The staff is friendly and helpful. Dr. Franson is very thoughtful, easy to talk to and he truly cares about his patients.
    Mirna Z.
  • GatherUp
    Was great everyone was awesome
    Roger F.
  • GatherUp
    Great staff!
    Jake T.
  • GatherUp
    Everyone is very professional and addresses any concerns of discomfort immediately.
    Lynn W.
  • GatherUp
    Great office staff, great xray tech, and Dr. Jafary was wonderful. Was very happy with the care
    Melody H.
  • GatherUp
    The care and treatment were first class. They entire staff is professional, knowledgeable, and takes great care of their patie...
    Douglas W.
  • GatherUp
    Happy with everything an everyone.
    Cheryl C.
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