Welcome to Our Practice


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

Practice Overview

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

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Website Overview

As you browse our website, be sure to review our complete list of services. The Staff and Office pages (tabs on the left) 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. Barnes is trained to treat and the conditions you may wish to seek our expertise to help you with. The Services page introduces you to the number of service we offer, from foot orthotics, to foot surgery, to diabetic foot care, to sports medicine. 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 ahead of time and make it a priority to educate you on the cost, and insurance benefit information, of our services in advance, so you can make the best decision for yourself with all the information you need. We have a state-of-the art kiosk check-in service that makes checking in more efficient, as we know your time is important, also minimizing the chances for errors by streamlining the entry of your medical history. Utilizing a research-quality Gait Analysis System, Dr. Barnes is able to apply her background in Biomechanics to address biomechanical factors playing a role in a multitude of foot ailments. These practices as well as Drs. Barnes's backgrounds in both preventive medicine & surgical podiatry allow us to offer you and your family the highest standards in care.

Our results speak for themselves. Check our the Reviews page to see what patients have had to say.

Educational Videos and other Educational Resourcecs are available, as well, as we feel 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 Step Ahead Foot & Ankle Clinic, PC to make an appointment today.