Dr. Patrick Felton
Dr. Felton was an Athletic Trainer at Millersville University while completing his undergraduate degree. Upon matriculating at the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine, Dr. Felton became heavily involved with the OCPM Sports Medicine Outreach Program, providing medical volunteer services at many local sporting and running events in the Cleveland, Ohio area.
While participating in his Residency program in Central Pennsylvania, Dr. Felton continued to be active with Sports Medicine, volunteering on the Medical Staff at a local High School near his residency program as well as becoming involved again with runners, this time with the Harrisburg (PA) Area Road Runners Club.
In addition to practicing in Pennsylvania, Dr. Felton has also practiced in South Florida (Miami/Ft. Lauderdale area) with a group Sports Medicine Practice comprised of Orthopaedic Sports Medicine and Podiatric Sports Medicine Physicians from 2000 to 2006
He also served as Podiatric Sports Medicine Director of a Podiatric Practice in Houston, Texas from 2006 to 2008.
His experiences include evaluation, management, and rehabilitation of individuals ranging from the casual “weekend warrior” to professional athletes, include treating age ranges from pediatric to adult, as well as treatment of not only traumatic but also overuse injuries.
Dr. Felton has further subspecialty training in the field of biomechanics and gait analysis. Many patients who present to podiatric physicians have underlying contributing factors related to the posture and function of the feet, ankles, and lower extremity. Dr. Felton is highly trained and has years of experience in evaluation and management of biomechanical and functional abnormalities. Through methods such as computerized gait analysis, custom-molded functional prescriptive in-shoe orthotics, target physical therapy training, and specialized foot and ankle bracing. Dr. Felton has helped countless numbers of patients of all age ranges with gait-related abnormalities such as overpronation and oversupination syndrome, in-toe gait disorders such as metatarsus adductus, internal tibial torsion, femoral anteversion and femoral antetorsion, and the painful syndromes associated with such disorders.
In addition to conservative care for biomechanical abnormalities, Dr. Felton is also experienced in surgical management of structural and functional abnormalities of the foot. Many of the techniques Dr. Felton has been trained in are minimally-invasive, which allow for a short postoperative recovery period but have significant implications in improving the lower extremity functional capabilities in patients.
Below is a brief history of Dr. Felton’s educational background, training, and experiences:
- Undergraduate Education: Millersville University(PA), B.S. Biology 1993
- Athletic Trainer, Millersville University 1988-1993
- Graduate Education: Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine, D.P.M 1997
- Residency: Lebanon V.A. Medical Center, 1997-1999
- Assistant Team Physician, Manheim Central High School 1997-1999
- Podiatric Advisor, Harrisburg(PA) Road Runners Club 1997-1999
- Medical Co-Director, Harrisburg Marathon 1997-1999
- Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Team in Training Podiatric Advisor 2002-2005
- American Youth Football League(South Florida Division) Team Podiatrist 2001-2004
- American Youth Soccer Organization Chapter 644 Medical Director, 2000-2005
- Weston(FL) Warrior Lacrosse Team Physician, 2001-2006
- Medical Director, Coral Springs Little League Baseball 2005-2006
- Medical Director, Orange Classic Soccer Tournament, 2000-2005
- Medical Director, Plantation (FL) Eagles Thanksgiving Soccer Tournament 2004-2005
- Member of NHL Florida Panthers’ All-Star Team of Physicians, 2004-2006
- Podiatric Guest Lecturer, Merrit Athletic Clubs
- Podiatric Guest Lecturer, Charm City Run Marathon and Half-Marathon Training Groups
- Podiatric Guest Lecturer, Tri-Speed Multisport Triathlon Store and Triathlon Groups
Dr. Felton is originally from Pennsylvania and desired a relocation closer to his home state, which is what brought him back to the Baltimore area in 2008.
On the personal side, Dr. Felton has been heavily involved in athletics and outdoor activities throughout his entire life.
- He played intercollegiate lacrosse at Millersville University and played ice hockey for Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine
- Dr Felton is a licensed with USA Cycling and participates in all forms of competitive cycling, including road, mountain and cyclocross
- Dr Felton is licensed with USA Triathlon and participates in Duathlons (run, bike, run)
- He also participates in many 5K events, along with his family members
Dr Felton has been coaching lacrosse since 2000 and has coached lacrosse skill levels from Kindergarten all the way to High School Varsity Lacrosse. He currently is a lacrosse coach with Lutherville Timonium Recreational Council, and also coaches soccer with LTRC.