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University foot center

Do you have foot pain, foot problems or have you had an accident? In many cases, a clarification in several directions is essential for the diagnosis.

The University Foot Center offers through its recognized specialists the unique possibility of fully comprehensive clarification and treatment of simple to complex foot problems. The specialists of the foot center form the expertise so that the patients receive the individually optimal treatment.

Our foot center specializes in the following:

  • Acute injuries of the lower leg, foot and ankle joint
  • Correction of foot deformities and malpositions of the lower leg
  • Full spectrum of reconstructive foot and ankle surgery
  • Joint, capsule and tendon injuries
  • Conservative and surgical treatment of diabetic foot and Charcot foot
  • Foot problems in neurological diseases including orthotic fitting
  • Complete spectrum of conservative therapies, especially orthopedic insoles and shoe fitting


Balgrist University Hospital
Monday to Friday
8.30 a.m. to 12 noon
1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

+41 44 386 38 00

Head of Foot Center

PD Dr. med. Stephan Wirth

Head of departments

PD Dr. med. Stephan Wirth
Dr. med. Madlaina Schöni
Prof. Dr. med., FRCPC Armin Curt
Prof. Dr. med. Florian Brunner, PhD
Prof. Dr. med. Johannes Scherr
Prof. Dr. med. Thomas Dreher
Prof. Dr. med. Petra Schweinhardt, PhD

Our interdisciplinary departments

Foot and ankle surgery

Highly specialized, modern and scientifically based medicine for patients in the area of the lower leg, ankle and foot by internationally recognized specialists.

Technical and neuro-orthopedics

Comprehensive conservative therapy with a focus on orthopedic insoles and shoe fitting, treatment for diabetic foot syndrome, and foot problems associated with underlying neurological conditions, including orthotic fitting.


The department offers comprehensive neurological examinations for neurological diseases of the foot and nerve damage.


Physical medicine and rheumatology focus on diseases of an inflammatory or degenerative nature. Conservative treatments are supplemented by physiotherapy, which is tailored to the foot.

Sports medicine

In the case of problems with the foot, we focus on the build-up and targeted training to regain and maintain functions.

Pediatric Orthopedics

Balgrist University Hospital, in collaboration with Zurich University Children's Hospital, offers on-site care for all orthopedic problems and musculoskeletal injuries of growing age.

Chiropractic medicine

An ideal alternative or complement to medical, surgical and physiotherapeutic treatments on the foot.

Complementary offer

From shoe technology to podiatry, many other needs can be met – all under one roof.


Would you like to schedule an appointment at the clinic or an online consultation for Tuesday and Thursday?

You can reach us from Monday to Friday
8 a.m. – 12 noon and 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
+41 44 386 38 00