The Foot & Ankle Store
The Foot & Ankle Store in Waltham, MA is an orthopaedic retail store affiliated with the Massachusetts General Hospital, a world-renowned academic medical center, and one of Harvard Medical School’s oldest teaching affiliates. The mission of the store is to achieve excellence in patient-centered service through providing end-to-end orthopaedic care for patients and their families.
This new novel retail store was constructed to meet the needs of our patient population, whom often find it difficult to find the best shoe wear and related products to meet their unique care and recovery needs. The Foot & Ankle Store with its unique product offerings and location next to the Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Center as well as a close proximity to the Physical Therapy Department will allow patients direct and convenient access to their orthopaedic supply needs.
The store has been designed to be accessible to customers in wheelchairs and with walking aids. The space will be divided between two main areas, one dedicated to medical accessories and another focused on shoes & socks.
Physicians from the MGH Orthopaedic Department will work together with the Physical Therapy Department to select items that are carried in the store based on medical condition. Profits from the retail store will be invested in the MGH Foot and Ankle Center to support ongoing research and education.