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Foot / Ankle Pain

Feel better again with our comprehensive treatment strategies for improving foot function

Our proven combination of natural therapies work for all kinds of foot and ankle problems, including:

  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Recurring Ankle Sprains
  • Instability / Balance Issues
  • Shin Splints
  • Dysfunctional Gait
  • Achilles Tendonitis
  • Arthritis
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Flat Feet
  • Neuropathy

Our treatment works consistently and effectively because:

We find and treat the cause

This is one of the principles of naturopathic medicine, and one that we take very seriously. Even those who have lived with their condition for a long time and have sought help from other practitioners tend to get relief from their symptoms with our approach.

We focus on how you feel

Using real time autonomic response testing in office to guide treatment instead of relying on expensive lab testing or imaging. We find this approach to be faster as well as more accurate and responsive.

We address the basic determinants of health

Mental/emotional stress, lack of sleep, dietary indiscretions, environmental stress, scars and injuries, as well as improper breathing usually need to be addressed to get a person back to a place where they can heal.

We work with your body's inherent ability to heal

We help to strengthen and fine tune the body’s inherent ability to heal. No matter what you have been told or what you believe is or isn’t possibly, you can be better.

We teach what it takes to improve health

We teach people what the cause of their symptoms is, so that they can play a more active role in their healthcare. A handful of basic, targeted lifestyle changes usually add up to people seeing amazing results.


Your initial consultation is free so come and meet us in person to learn more.
CLICK HERE to Request Your FREE Consultation
Or just call us at 602-753-6373 and we will be happy to answer your questions.

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*Individual patient’s results may vary.

Here is how we have helped hundreds overcome pain, lack of mobility, and neuropathies of the foot and ankle:

We use physical manipulation of the foot and ankle bones to decrease pain and improve mobility. Addressing dysfunctional scar tissue and injuries of the foot (ie ankle sprains) allow the muscles of the foot to maintain the proper structural alignment of the foot and ankle. Alignment means less stress on the nervous system, and more stability and strength.

There are 26 bones in the foot (1/4 of all of the bones in the body) and they are the first thing to touch the new part of any environment that we move into. This means that there is a lot of sensory input that comes in from the feet, so injuries, scars, pain, and decreases in mobility all have a profound impact on the nervous system. Addressing the neurology (both motor and sensory) of the foot and ankle, we can get better results than we can with structural alignment alone.

Functional Nutrition based on autonomic response testing: Supporting overall digestion and assimilation of nutrients, and then giving targeted support without the guesswork allows the body to heal in the most efficient way possible.

Acupuncture / Bemer / Homeopathy: To strengthen the vital force, induce parasympathetic nervous tone, and activate the body’s inherent capacity to heal.

Teaching functional self-care: The treatments that we provide in the office are only a part of any successful treatment protocol. Making small, focused, and high yield changes at home is where the real magic happens.

Laser Therapy

Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) has been shown to suppress inflammation, improve blood flow, remodel scar tissue, stimulate the repair of damaged cells, increase levels of natural opioids (reducing pain), and reduce swelling. Nothing that I have seen can help tissues to heal faster.


Your initial consultation is free so come and meet us in person to learn more.
CLICK HERE to Request Your FREE Consultation
Or just call us at 602-753-6373 and we will be happy to answer your questions.

Read More About: Dr Evan | Testimonials

*Individual patient’s results may vary.

The Process is Straightforward and Easy:

Free Initial Consultation

You will meet with your doctor to talk about your symptoms, history, and goals. This allows us to find out how best we can help and so that we can be certain that our care is able to meet your needs.

Initial Exam and Treatment

At this appointment we will perform an in depth history, physical exam, functional testing, and determine if ordering labs or imaging are necessary. We also perform the first treatment and provide you with a detailed treatment plan.

Active Treatment

Returning for once weekly visits until stable improvements in symptoms are seen yields the best results. During this time, we may also implement procedures to complement and improve the results obtained by the treatment visits.

Transition to Maintenance Care

Once you are feeling better, we can push the treatments out to every couple of weeks, and then to once a month and eventually just seasonally for maintenance. This being said, many of our patients do wish to work on things other than their initial chief concern.

Taking Care of your family and friends

We are honored to say that most of the people who find us have been referred by patients who have experienced the life changing effects of what we do. We look forward to helping the people that you care about to live more resilient, purposeful, and joyful lives.


Your initial consultation is free so come and meet us in person to learn more.
CLICK HERE to Request Your FREE Consultation
Or just call us at 602-753-6373 and we will be happy to answer your questions.

Read More About: Dr Evan | Testimonials

*Individual patient’s results may vary.

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • How long before I start to see results: Most patients feel a shift after their first treatment, especially mentally. Healing happens from the top - down, inside - out, and in the reverse order of appearance of symptoms.
  • Will I have to spend a bunch of money on expensive testing, supplements, and health foods? We take pride in getting great results for our patients while keeping it simple. There isn’t usually a lot of testing that we do outside of the office besides basic lab work.
  • Does insurance cover this: Health savings accounts and flex spending accounts work, and most usually lab work and imaging are covered by our patient's insurance. Our time and services don’t tend to be, though we do provide bills with codes that patients can submit to their insurance company for reimbursement. We like it this way because insurance companies don’t get to dictate the type of treatment that we provide based on what they will or won’t pay for.
  • Is it effective? Yes, depending on the cause of the issue. If the issue is indeed caused by an injury, neuromuscular inhibition of a muscle, or some other functional cause, we are most likely going to get to the bottom of it.
  • Why didn’t my doctor tell me that this was an option? If your tool is a hammer, you see problems as nails.
  • Does it hurt? Most of the therapies that we use are non-invasive and don’t hurt at all. This is with the exception of ligament work (which usually produces an achy feeling), and injection therapies (usually people feel the needle going through the skin)
  • Overall, how will this improve or change my life? Generally, when people have better neurological coordination of their gait, and less foot pain, they seem to have an improved outlook on life. They are able to move around more easily, which takes the stress out of moving from place to place. Also, the kinetic chain begins with the feet, so dysfunction and pain in other parts of the body tend to loosen up and go away when the feet are more balanced.
  • Will I have to spend a lot of time getting treatments? Will I have to keep coming forever? For most patients, the maximum time commitment is 30 minutes per week (plus travel time). And once their conditions are fixed, they stay that way.

Your initial consultation is free so come and meet us in person to learn more.
CLICK HERE to Request Your FREE Consultation
Or just call us at 602-753-6373 and we will be happy to answer your questions.

Read More About: Dr Evan | Testimonials

*Individual patient’s results may vary.

What Our Patients Are Saying...

True Resilience

Normally I don't write reviews, but after seeing results within a week, everyone needs to know how amazing Dr. Evan is.For the past 3 years I've been searching to feel myself, I've tried acupuncture, adjustments, I've seen other naturalpaths, but nothing has helped me feel my best. It is so frustrating to seek medical help and not see results.When I came to Dr Evan, he was excited and very interested in helping me feel myself. I have been seeing him for a month now and within a week, I noticed a difference. He is very kind, he takes the time to listen and explains why certain things happen in your body and how everything is correlated. He gets to the bottom of the problem and fixes it, instead of treating your symptoms like regular Doctors do.He is very knowledgeable, loves his job and gets excited with you when you start seeing results. He has also helped my husband with chronic knee pain, (no knee pain at all). If you are still searching for a good doctor give him a try, you will be grateful you did.
Sobe Stanford
Sobe Stanford
15:55 13 Oct 20
If you are looking for a Dr. who will listen to you and hear you and take his time with you then Dr. Evan is the one you should see. He gets to the root of your problem and tries to figure out what is causing your pain. I love that Dr. Evan uses natural medicine and supplements instead of just sending you home with pills that just works like a band aid. The only thing that sucks is that you have to pay out of pocket. But it is so worth it. I have not felt this good in years. He has helped me with my gut issues and I did not need to go see the gastroenterologist. Thank you Dr. EVAN!
chanda
chanda
17:17 14 Aug 20
I'm a very active person, but I started getting ill in October 2019, by December I could barely walk. I was having cardiology (AFib and tachycardia) and other symptoms out of the blue. After getting hospitalized and seeing the hospital cardiologist, she informed me that she had big plans for helping me, starting with medication and an ablation. She prescribed medication to steady my heart but I didn't want to take them. After 35+ years working in hospitals and clinics, I never really saw people on medication for various illnesses fully recover, in fact, many developed side effects and some died. I had made a deal with myself that if I ever got sick, I would take the natural route. I found a program that I felt in my heart would help me and after one week of being out of the hospital and being on meds, I quit taking them. My next cardiology appointment went horrible. She didn't agree with how I wanted to heal, she managed to shatter my faith in what I was trying to do and I felt lost. I made a deal with myself that I would continue to see her until I had the stress test and ulta sound done. My heart was healthy except a portion that was a little damaged from sleep apnea. This made me happy. I didn't really have a heart problem, but she didn't know what caused the trouble so I refused to take her meds. I knew I needed a doctor who would support my beliefs. Dr. Evan is that doctor. We do acupuncture, Beemer, he gave me supplements and I started feeling better, three steps forward, two steps back, but still forward. It's been about 8 months now and I'm able to function much better than before. I still have a ways to go, but I'm in good hands and have faith Dr. Evan will get me there. His compassion is overflowing, and I thank God Dr. Evan is on my side.
Maria Lansberry
Maria Lansberry
22:19 13 Aug 20
Love Dr. Evan Van Driel. His approach to health is true to natural medicine. He makes sure your body has the nutrients needed to generate with natural medicine. My husband and children's health have improved dramatically. Learned tons from him on how the body is connected and how organs and dificiencies influence illness. First ND I visit that has kinesiology integrated in recovery and optimizing health. If you are looking for a true natural approach to optimized your health this is the place to go.
juanita escamilla
juanita escamilla
18:46 28 Jul 20
Wow! I cannot say enough good things about Dr Evan and his team at True Resilience. To start, Coleen the office manager is prompt with her correspondence and helps to create a peaceful retreat at the office.I have visited multiple naturopathic practicioners and Dr. Evan is by far best one I have visited. Not only did he take the time to really listen to my problems. He asked great questions that not only showed that he was paying attention and thinking of solutions but also helped me to think critically about what was going on with my body. I was in an accident a few months ago and have a large ball of scar tissue in my lower abdomen and am still dealing with concussion syndrome.Dr Evan injected my scar with a concoction that actually began to reduce the size and stiffness of it almost immediately. He also offered some different therapies and theories in regards to the TBI not healing properly. I felt truly heard with him and I am looking forward to continuing my treatment at True Resilience.Thank you for being a great doctor!
John Bunyard
John Bunyard
03:15 17 Jul 20
Dr. Evan is awesome and Colleen Is great ! He is like talking to a friend. He listens and cares. He is the best !
Elaine Kerns
Elaine Kerns
03:15 30 May 20
Dr. Evan is one of the best and most talented physicians I know! He takes the time and care necessary to get each patient to optimal health! He has helped me in many ways, many times. I highly recommend and endorse Dr. Evan.
Scott Maymon
Scott Maymon
02:59 31 Jan 20
Dr Evan and Colleen are amazing! He has treated me for a few things one being foot pain. He knew exactly what I needed and my foot is all better. Back to hiking, and no pain at all! I’m a huge fan of acupuncture. I love the treatments!!
Chad & Summer Olson
Chad & Summer Olson
21:11 13 Nov 19
I found Dr. Evan just as I was beginning to lose hope in living a life free of Chronic Urticaria. I began to feel doubtful that anything could be done to help me after having exhausted all of the conventional treatments offered to me. I was also simply just not getting answers as to what the core issue was and as you can imagine, that was very frustrating. I can confidently say that Dr. Evan helped me gain my life back. In no time, I was feeling like me again and was able to go back to enjoying life. I cannot thank him enough. We could use more compassionate and genuine healers like Dr. Evan.
Sara Kalendarev
Sara Kalendarev
16:58 26 Aug 19
This Clinic saved my life. My reasons for coming into True Resilience was due to my chronic depression, panic attacks and social anxiety which were taking over my life. My conditions affected my life extremely, I lost my social life, I had to drop out of nursing school due to my brain fog and felt as if I had lost myself pushing me into a very dark suicidal time in my life. Before true resilience I had tried over a dozen different therapies and had tried over 23 different medications and had even checked myself into a mental institution to no prevail. When my mom first found true resilience, I was skeptical because I had tried so many therapies/ medical treatments and had put on so many medications I was terrified to find another doctor that would give me hope just for me to still end up miserable a couple weeks later. My first appointment I could tell there was something different about this doctor, he was very attentive, and I could tell he actually cared and believed he could help me. He focused on fixing my problem at the root instead of masking it and numbing me like my doctors would do in the past which gave me a lot of comfort. I would definitely recommend this clinic and do almost every time I come in contact with someone that Dr. Evans services could help. The reason why I will always be so grateful for this clinic is because they take a step farther then typical medicine. Dr. Evans helps to find the underlying issues in your life and fix them instead of just covering up. He provides treatments that I never knew existed and ultimately has given me hope that life could be worth living. I personally look at Dr. Evans as one of my guardian angels, because I know without a doubt if it wasn't for him and his medical efforts I wouldn't still be here today.
jariell jones
jariell jones
18:56 07 Aug 19
This Clinic saved my life. My reasons for coming into True Resilience was due to my chronic depression, panic attacks and social anxiety which were taking over my life. My conditions affected my life extremely, I lost my social life, I had to drop out of nursing school due to my brain fog and felt as if I had lost myself pushing me into a very dark suicidal time in my life. Before true resilience I had tried over a dozen different therapies and had tried over 23 different medications and had even checked myself into a mental institution to no prevail. When my mom first found true resilience, I was skeptical because I had tried so many therapies/ medical treatments and had put on so many medications I was terrified to find another doctor that would give me hope just for me to still end up miserable a couple weeks later. My first appointment I could tell there was something different about this doctor, he was very attentive, and I could tell he actually cared and believed he could help me. He focused on fixing my problem at the root instead of masking it and numbing me like my doctors would do in the past which gave me a lot of comfort. I would definitely recommend this clinic and do almost every time I come in contact with someone that Dr. Evans services could help. The reason why I will always be so grateful for this clinic is because they take a step farther then typical medicine. Dr. Evans helps to find the underlying issues in your life and fix them instead of just covering up. He provides treatments that I never knew existed and ultimately has given me hope that life could be worth living. I personally look at Dr. Evans as one of my guardian angels, because I know without a doubt if it wasn't for him and his medical efforts I wouldn't still be here today.
jariell jones
jariell jones
18:56 07 Aug 19
I was diagnosed with Acute Ulcerative Colitis, an autoimmune disease, in August 2016. Following the diagnosis and long lasting flare ups, I was beginning to lose hope. I couldn’t sleep, I was in chronic pain, and was frustrated because it felt like nothing was working for me. I needed more than I was doing. My daughter did some research and found True Resilience. I was hesitant at first because of the constant warnings that “there is no cure” for this disease.Conventional medicine addressed the one specific problem of my colon, but naturopathic medicine has approached the entire body. Working with Dr. Evan for these past couple of months has helped me to manage my symptoms better through education, applied kinesiology, muscle testing, acupuncture, chiropractic adjustments, and lasers. Dr. Evan will go above and beyond to research my particular situation and recommend supplements and interventions as needed. He is not pushy and simply tells you what he thinks will work best.He encourages me in every aspect of healing including the physical, mental and emotional components of my health and well being. Combining conventional and holistic medicine has helped me to balance living with this disease and, for the first time in a long time, I am hopeful. I and very grateful for the care I’ve received with Dr. Evan and I highly recommend his work!
Felicia Vann
Felicia Vann
08:39 01 Aug 19
I was diagnosed with Acute Ulcerative Colitis, an autoimmune disease, in August 2016. Following the diagnosis and long lasting flare ups, I was beginning to lose hope. I couldn’t sleep, I was in chronic pain, and was frustrated because it felt like nothing was working for me. I needed more than I was doing. My daughter did some research and found True Resilience. I was hesitant at first because of the constant warnings that “there is no cure” for this disease.Conventional medicine addressed the one specific problem of my colon, but holistic medicine has approached the entire body. Working with Dr. Evan for these past couple of months has helped me to manage my symptoms better through education, applied kinesiology, muscle testing, acupuncture, chiropractic adjustments, and lasers. Dr. Evan will go above and beyond to research my particular situation and recommend supplements and interventions as needed. He is not pushy and simply tells you what he thinks will work best.He encourages me in every aspect of healing including the physical, mental and emotional components of my health and well being. Combining conventional and holistic medicine has helped me to balance living with this disease and, for the first time in a long time, I am hopeful. I and very grateful for the care I’ve received with Dr. Evan and I highly recommend his work!
Felicia Vann
Felicia Vann
02:49 01 Aug 19
Dr Evan was instrumental in helping my body find balance again! His ability to assess nerve conduction and improve has allowed me to walk with normal rhythm again and to reduce pain in my post op knee. I highly recommend him!
Dr Evan is super friendly and kind! He is a great doctor because he makes you feel comfortable, listens to all your concerns and takes the time to give an amazing treatment. He worked on my cranial nerves related to my salivary glands and eye movement. Before seeing him I never had any idea these systems were messed up. But I began to notice that my vitamins would dissolve faster in my mouth and my reading became more fluid! I will continue to go see him as he is really accommodating for students.
Nathaniel Trinka
Nathaniel Trinka
03:47 02 May 19
I had a great experience with Dr. Evan. His perspective and treatments were refreshing, particularly in contrast to a more allopathic approach. He was able to tap into (and clear) some underlying issues of mine on a physical, mental AND emotional level, which was really powerful for me. He has an easy and gentle way of connecting with you as a patient, which I really appreciate in a provider. I also work in the medical field and have been referring patients and friends to him. If you're looking for a holistic approach to working with your physical and emotional health, go see him!
Cailin O
Cailin O
16:59 09 Apr 19
Dr. Evan is one of the best naturopaths in the entire state! I am a local chiropractor and I have been treated by him many times. I also have referred many of my patients to him with great results! His extensive knowledge of natural treatments and calm caring demeanor are a powerful combination for healing. He practices Applied Kinesiology which can be used to tailor each and every treatment to the patients needs. Through this method of "muscle testing," he can figure out exactly which nutrients are needed. He knows a ton of different ways to treat patients and then he uses the muscle testing to be sure he chooses the most effective method every time! He also does Neuro Emotional Technique, which is an amazing way to quickly and effectively lower your stress levels. Stress is very detrimental to your health and the NET technique is a scientifically validated technique that can help you feel much better in just a few minutes! If you are looking for the best naturopathic care available at reasonable rates, go to Dr. Evan!!!
Willem Bos
Willem Bos
01:55 08 Apr 19
In my search for a new naturopath, I was referred to True Resilience because I have multiple ailments, diseases and concerns which had been addressed by common treatments such as chiropractic, supplements, acupuncture, and many laboratory tests. Dr Evan uses on-site autonomic response testing via applied kinesiology for an immediate evaluation of what procedure will work best for you. The Neural Therapy was instrumental in restoring more feeling to one side of my body. His homeopathic recommendation is assisting in ridding my body of a long-held poison. I highly recommend Dr Evan and True Resilience. The rates are reasonable and he is a physician who listens to the patient !
CHRISTINE FIEL
CHRISTINE FIEL
00:36 20 Jan 19
I stumbled upon Dr. Evan through the web looking for an alternative approach to my previous years and bout with horrible allergies and Asthma. Throughout the 3 years of treating my symptoms with western Medecine and steroidal prescriptions i found myself on a vicious treadmill and getting no relief. I made my “free” consultation that very day and thought...” what do I have to loose”! By the end of my consultation I felt I had hope that Dr. Evan could truly help me not just mask my physical problems but rid my body of them. Amazingly enough after A few treatments and supplements I already saw great improvement. I truly feel better than I have in 3 years. I would highly recommend him to anyone who is seeking treatment relief for any and all ailments physically and or structurally. Dr. Evan is a very kind ,gentle and extremely knowledgeable Holistic Physician I am so thankful that I found him. Thank you Dr. Evan for all your expertise and for helping me to get my healthy life back on track.
Victoria P. Elliott
Victoria P. Elliott
17:49 30 Nov 18
I had the honor of working with Dr. Evan for just a few minutes as an introduction to his work. He's so trustworthy! In just a few minutes, he helped me more than most practitioners have in tenfold the session time. I highly recommended him!
Laurel Perkins
Laurel Perkins
05:25 29 Oct 18
Dr. Evan van Driel has greatly improved the quality of my life in a number of ways. My initial focus was to see if he could improve my severe Bipolar Type II depressions, which were crippling my life. He helped me reset my Circadian Rhythm, which was definitely a factor in the depressions, and started me on several supplements, which were helpful. He has frequently and successfully used Neuro Emotional Technique (NET) to clear physical and emotional issues, a number of which I believe were related to the overall depression cycle. I have not had a depression since I began working with him. I highly and unconditionally recommend him. He is a gentle, kind, thoughtful, and very professional practitioner who is exceptional in his sensitivity to the patient and in his ability to zero in on and clear significant issues.
Janet Shepherd
Janet Shepherd
22:12 17 Oct 18
After multiple doctor visits, blood work and a CAT scan, my normal doctor was unable to help. With just talking to Dr Evan, he was able to identify my issue and suggest actions to correct it. Within days I was feeling better.
Mandy michalik
Mandy michalik
03:19 25 Sep 18
Dr. Evan has been great with my 10 yr old son. I love that he includes nutrition, physical systems, and also emotional well-being when he looks at overall health. He has been incredibly thorough and cares about getting to the root of any problems that present. I highly recommend him!
Amy Vander Linden
Amy Vander Linden
05:50 27 Jul 18
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Dr Evan was instrumental in helping my body find balance again! His ability to assess nerve conduction and improve has allowed me to walk with normal rhythm again and to reduce pain in my post op knee. I highly recommend him!

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After multiple doctor visits, blood work and a CAT scan, my normal doctor was unable to help. With just talking to Dr Evan, he was able to identify my issue and suggest actions to correct it. Within days I was feeling better.

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