Welcome to Our Practice

podiatrist Kalispell, MT    Mission

It is the mission of Step Ahead Foot and Ankle to provide quality foot and ankle medical and surgical care to residents of the greater Kalispell area and Flathead County. In doing so, we help people to walk more pain-free and partake in the activities they enjoy.

Practice Overview

When you choose Step Ahead Foot and Ankle, you are partnering with a respected, well-trained compassionate and cutting-edge podiatrist in Northwest Montana. Whether you’re suffering from a mild sprain, chronic heel pain, broken foot bone, painful calluses, ingrown nails, or painful bunions, we are committed to helping you return to a pain-free, active life through expert treatment of the foot and ankle.

Website Overview

As you browse our website, be sure to review our complete list of services. The Staff and Office pages introduce you to the practice, it's location, and the team of skilled and caring professionals who may be involved in helping you return to a more pain-free active lifestyle, or reach any other goals you may have.

The conditions listed and described in detail in the What We Treat section help you to know what Dr. Fiala is trained to treat and the conditions you may wish to seek our expertise. The Services page introduces you to the number of service we offer including foot orthotics, foot surgery, diabetic foot care, sports medicine, and more. We offer in house digital x-ray imaging, utilize Electronic Health Records, and have the ability to manufacturer, or modify, custom foot orthotics on site, when appropriate (depending on foot structure and needs). We verify insurance details prior to your appointment and make it a priority to educate you on the cost and insurance benefit information so you can make the best well informed decision for yourself. We have a state-of-the art kiosk check-in service that makes checking in more efficient. These practices as well as Dr. Fiala's backgrounds in both preventive medicine & surgical podiatry allow us to offer you and your family the highest standards in care.

Educational Videos and other Educational Resources are available. We believe that being educated about your body, your health, and your feet is the first step to healing.

We welcome new patients of any age for one time consults or the treatment of ongoing podiatry health care.

Your feet are the foundation of your body, taking you where you need to go. Don’t take foot pain lightly. Allow us to give your feet and ankles the attention they deserve. Contact our team to make an appointment today.

Meet Dr. Fiala

  • Tyson Fiala DPM, DABPM

    Originally from Twin Falls, Idaho, Dr. Fiala  received his undergraduate degree from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. Read more


What Our Clients Say About Us

  • "Dr. Barnes is extremely knowledgeable and talented in her field. My daughter broke a bone in her foot. She is active and growing, it was a tough situation. Dr. Barnes, Joe, and all the staff worked tirelessly to make sure she was healing correctly, staying positive mentally, and receiving top notch care. I wouldn't hesitate a second to recommend Step ahead foot and ankle clinic. If you want the best care for yourself, make an appointment with Dr. Barnes."
    Jennifer G.
  • "I have been to two other podiatrists over the years, By far SAF&AC is the best. This is my first time wearing full length orthotics and what a difference! They are also VA friendly."
    K C.
  • "I went to Step Ahead to be fitted for custom orthotics and some new footwear. Dr. Barnes, Joe, and Jodie were just awesome. They went out of their way to make sure everything fit perfectly. I would highly recommend Step Ahead Clinic."
    Michael H.

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Contact Us

To get in touch with us, give us a call at 406-755-2818

Step Ahead Foot and Ankle, LLC
40 Four Mile Drive, Unit 8 Kalispell, MT 59901-1903

Our Location

40 Four Mile Drive Unit 8, Kalispell, MT, 59901

Hours of Operation

Our Regular Schedule


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8:00 am-5:00 pm


8:00 am-5:00 pm