Propel Foot and Ankle Institute is the innovation of its Founder, Ajitha Nair, who realized early on that educating individuals will ultimately prevent injury. Whether that education comes in the form of training or in understanding your foot, we can be proactive when it comes to injury. 

With access to an enormous amount of information, we want to help you make the decisions that will enable you to PROPEL through your life.


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We at Propel Foot and Ankle Institute know that finding the right Specialist to advise you is a choice not to be taken lightly. That’s why we offer free consultations to walk you through what we can do for you.

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Foot and Ankle Specialist



Ajitha Nair

Ajitha's philosophy on care stems from experience in public health where prevention is paramount. Her experience early in her career reinforced the importance of educating individuals to promote healthy decisions and enabling individuals to be the Stakeholder in their own health. Following completion of her surgical residency in Pennsylvania, she began a career in academic medicine training medical students and Surgical Residents. Ajitha continues to teach at the California School of Podiatric Medicine in Oakland, CA where she lectures in the Department of Surgery and Biomechanics.

As a continued member of a health professional community that does not serve the individual's best interest but instead was inefficient and tired, Ajitha decided to create an environment for individuals to seek evidence based advice in their medical decision making in a setting that is positive, forward thinking, and motivating.



Doctor of Podiatric Medicine, 2010

Geisinger Community Medical Center, 2013

Activities & Affiliations

• CPMA, Chair of the Public Health Committee
• APHA, Chair of the Podiatric Health Section
• AAWP, member


• California