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About Northern InStride

Experience life in motion again with Northern InStride Foot & Ankle Specialists. We're dedicated to providing top-notch podiatric care to patients of all ages at our six locations in North Carolina. Our board-certified podiatrists and friendly staff offer a comprehensive range of services, from routine checkups to advanced surgery, utilizing cutting-edge technology and prioritizing your comfort every step of the way.

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Founded by Dr. James R. Shipley in 2008, Northern InStride began as a solo practice in Mount Airy. Driven by a commitment to excellence and patient-centered care, Dr. Shipley partnered with other skilled podiatrists, expanding our reach to six convenient locations across the region. Today, our team of dedicated professionals offers a comprehensive range of podiatric services, from routine checkups to advanced surgical procedures.

What Sets Us Apart:

  • Expertise: Our board-certified podiatrists possess extensive experience and specialized training in treating foot and ankle conditions. We stay current with the latest advancements in podiatry, ensuring you receive the most effective and innovative care.

  • Technology: We utilize cutting-edge diagnostic tools and treatment methods to provide accurate diagnoses and deliver optimal outcomes. From digital X-rays and gait analysis to minimally invasive procedures, we prioritize efficiency and comfort for our patients.

  • Compassion: We understand that foot and ankle pain can significantly impact your life. Our friendly and supportive staff go the extra mile to ensure a comfortable and reassuring experience. We listen to your concerns, answer your questions, and address your anxieties, every step of the way.


Take your first step towards healthy strides and schedule an appointment with Northern InStride today. We offer convenient appointment times and six locations to serve you better.


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