Footprint Orthotics feels at home in area

Footprint Orthotics has been serving the Williamsport area for a mere five months, but Adam Mitchell, who operates the business with his twin brother Jon, already feels at home.

“It’s been a slow and steady process but we’ve had a great response from the area residents, doctors and referral services,” Mitchell said.

Mitchell worked for another company in the area and felt that the patients weren’t getting what they needed, so he opened Footprint Orthotics, located at 659 E. Third St.

The Williamsport office treats anything from diabetic problems, to orthopedic bracing and custom shoe inserts.

“We do leg, knee, back and ankle braces,” he said “We would work for patients dealing with cerebral palsy, a work injury, auto accident or stroke – anything like that.”

The doctor said his favorite of his job is improving the lives of those around him and just interacting with them.

“I love when someone walks in here in pain, discomfort or have a debilitated level of activity and we’re able to do something for them that changes their life and take away their pain,” Mitchell said. “It’s very rewarding.”

Mitchell lives outside of Selinsgrove, where Footprint Orthotics has another location, and he see a lot of potential in Lycoming County as well.

“This area, Williamsport especially, seems to be growing and changing,” he said “The people that I talk to have a deep desire to improve their city and that’s exciting to me.”

Mitchell likes that residents want to see Williamsport’s population sees the potential in their town and want to see it change for the better.

Soon, Footprint Orthotics will be offering mastectomy services in the Williamsport area. They’ll have bras and prosthetics for women who have undergone mastectomies for breast cancer.

Mitchell said no one else in Williamsport provides that.

But ultimately, the Mitchell brothers are concerned with listening to their patients, taking the time to find what’s best for them. Every case is different and they want to treat people like they matter. The last thing the Mitchell’s want to do is make patients feel like they’re just a number or a dollar sign.

“My brother and I, our desire going into this business was strictly to change people’s lives, not to make a name for ourselves,” he said. “We just want to help people and treat them like family.”