TOMMY FOSTER, JR., BOCO/C.Ped

Tommy Foster, Jr. is a board-certified, Orthotist and Pedorthist. He attended The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga for his undergraduate studies, and The Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee where he obtained his pedorthic training and certification. This was soon followed with his training and certification in orthotics.   

His staff position with SME Clinic as Clinical Director, Orthotics, returned him to the Triangle area in 2013, having previously been on staff with Raleigh Orthopaedic Clinic, 2007-2010;  where he served in the capacity of Staff Practitioner (Orthotist/Pedorthist) and Supervisor of the​ Orthotic and Pedorthic Department. 

​Mr. Foster has 22 years of adult, adolescent and pediatric patient care experience which includes comprehensive upper and lower extremity orthotic clinical care in contracture management; cranial deformities; fractures; neuromuscular disease; sports injuries; spinal curvature (scoliosis); joint arthroplasty; and trauma.  He has a particular focused interest in pediatrics and ​disorders of the foot and ankle.

In his clinical practice, Mr. Foster has a special interest in children with neuromuscular disorders such as cerebral palsy, down syndrome, muscular dystrophy, spina bifida and spinal muscle atrophy.  Having a brother, Timmy, born with cerebral palsy, he truly understands the gift of special needs children and the daily challenges facing their families.  It is for this reason that SME Clinic is dedicated to being a unique multi-specialty clinic with the purpose of providing compassionate care to these precious individuals.  Moreover, it is Mr. Foster's desire that each and every one of SME Clinic's patient referrals will sense that he sincerely cares for them and considers it a privilege to be another pair of hands in their rehabilitation.

​At SME Clinic, he provides pediatric orthotic clinical services for congenital deformities such as Metatarsus Adductus; Talipes Equinovarus; Vertical Talus; Talipes Calcaneovalgus; Tibial Pseudoarthrosis; Hip Dysplasia; Arthrogryposis; Osteogenesis Imperfecta and Down Syndrome. Childhood conditions include Pes Planovalgus; Hallux Valgus; Accessory Navicular; Sever's Disease; Toe Walking; In- and Out-Toeing; Tibial Varum and Blount's Disease; Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease; Leg Length Discrepency; and Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis. Also, his clinical services include the orthotic treatment of Scoliosis and Hip Subluxation secondary to Cerebral Palsy; Muscular Dystrophy; Spinal Muscular Atrophy; Myelomeningocoele; Idiopathic Scoliosis; Femoral Anteversion and Tibial Torsion.

​Additionally, Mr. Foster has special training in orthotic clinical management in adult and adolescent disorders of the foot and ankle, which include Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction; Post Tibial Neuritis; Charcot Arthropathy; and the Neuropathic Diabetic Foot. He has received specialized training in the comprehensive management of the neuropathic foot at The National Hansen's Disease Program in Baton Rouge, LA; and musculoskeletal trauma through The University of Louisville Hospital in Louisville, KY.

He holds membership in The Association of Children's Prosthetic-Orthotic Clinics, The American Academy of Orthotists & Prosthetists; and is credentialed through The American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics and Pedorthics (ABC); and The Board of Certification/Accreditation International (BOC).