About Dr. Larry Huppin
Lawrence Z. Huppin, DPM is an nationally recognized lecturer and teacher on orthotic therapy and biomechanics.
He has been named one of the 175 most Influential Podiatrists in the United States from 2001 to 2017 by Podiatry Management Magazine for recognition as a nationally renowned expert and lecturer on orthotics and biomechanics.
Since 1990 in his Seattle private practice his focus has been on treatment of mechanical problems such as heel pain, bunions, ball of foot pain and athletic injuries.
He is always focused on using evidence-based treatments, helping patients avoid surgery if at all possible and keeping medical costs as low as possible.
In 2002 Dr. Huppin was named an Assistant Professor of Biomechanics at the California School of Podiatric Medicine and in 2003 became the assistant chair of the Department of Applied Biomechanics.
In 2011 he was named an Assistant Professor in the Department of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery at the Western University College of Podiatric Medicine.
From 1993 to present Dr. Huppin has been the Medical Director at ProLab Orthotics – a Napa, CA orthotic lab that provides education on orthotic therapy to doctors and medical students throughout the United States and Canada. In this capacity, he provides education, consultation and instruction to other doctors on the best techniques of conservative foot and ankle therapy.
Dr. Huppin graduated from Oregon State University and earned his medical degree at the California College of Podiatric Medicine in San Francisco. Following graduation he completed a podiatric medical residency .
In 1989 he was one of only two podiatrists nationally to be accepted into the California College of Podiatric Medicine Fellowship in Podiatric Biomechanics. This one-year program, the only of its kind in the United States, consisted of extensive training in foot and body mechanics. Focusing on the areas of orthotic therapy, sports medicine, and children’s foot conditions.
- 1993, board certified by the American Board of Podiatric Medicine.
- 2000, Washington State Podiatric Physician of the Year.
- 2004 and 2012, named one of Seattle Magazine’s “Seattle’s Top Doctors” by a poll of local medical professionals.
- 2001 to 2017 named by his peers, one of the 175 most Influential Podiatrists in the United States by Podiatry Management Magazine for recognition as a nationally renowned expert and lecturer on orthotics and biomechanics
He has authored a number of articles and contributed to a textbook on foot orthotic therapy. Some of his articles are listed below.
Evidence-Based Medicine and Orthotic Therapy
Current Insights on Bracing for Hindfoot Osteoarthritis
Evidence for Orthotic Therapy (pdf)
Key Insights On Writing Orthotic Prescriptions (pdf)
A Closer Look At Orthotic Technologies And Modifications (pdf)
Troubleshooting Ankle-Foot Orthoses (pdf)
Key Insights On Prescribing Orthoses For Dress Shoes And Sandals (pdf)
Secrets To Fabricating Effective Custom Orthotics (pdf)
Selecting Appropriate AFOs: Key Considerations And Modifications (pdf)
Prescribing Orthotics For Pediatric Soccer Players (pdf)
Keys to Orthotic Prescriptions for Patients Who Work on Their Feet
Podiatry Today Orthotic Therapy Blog – A blog on advanced orthotic therapy for other podiatrists
Incorporating Friction Management into Orthotic Therapy