Dr. Campitelli is a podiatrist in Akron, OH specializing in foot and ankle surgery with an interest and enthusiasm for running as well as helping runners with injuries. For the past several years he has been treating running injuries in patients by fixing their form and transitioning them to minimalist shoes. Having treated runners with all types of injuries through conservative measures with orthotics and shoe gear changes to reconstructive foot and ankle surgery, Dr. Campitelli has brought what works best and is most current to his practice as well as the Akron and Cleveland running communities.
Since 2007, Nicholas Campitelli, DPM, FACFAS has set the pace for leading edge foot and ankle care in Akron, Fairlawn, and Streetsboro Ohio. Dr. Campitelli’s credentials put him in a select category of few physicians in the Akron area providing care of both the forefoot and rearfoot as well as the ankle. Dr. Campitelli, certified by the American Board of Foot and Surgery in forefoot and reconstructive rearfoot and ankle surgery. He completed his medical degree from the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine in Cleveland Ohio in 2001 and a three-year foot and ankle surgical residency in 2004 at Millcreek Community Hospital in Erie, PA.
Dr. Campitelli is respected for his leadership in podiatric medicine. In 2015 Dr. Campitelli was elected Vice Chair of The Department of Orthopedics at UH Portage Medical Center where he also has served as Chief of Surgery in Podiatry at UH Portage Medical Center. Since 2009 has served as Adjunct Clinical Professor at the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine. He also serves as an Attending Physician for the Alliance Community Hospital Podiatric Residency Program as well as the Mercy Health Foot & Ankle Residency. Dr. Campitelli is often called upon as a speaker on topics related to foot and ankle surgery where he has lectured throughout the United States for various events. Before becoming a podiatrist, Dr. Campitelli was a Nationally Certified Athletic Trainer.
Dr. Campitelli has extensive experience in Sports Medicine and is a recognized authority on the subject of running and running related injuries. He has published literature in the Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association as well as been featured in Men’s Health, Competitor Magazine, Natural Born Runner, and many other periodicals and books on running. Most recently he was featured in the book, Ready to Run by Dr. Kelly Starrett.
This blog is intended to provide the most up to date and comprehensive information on running and training for endurance events.
Have a question about a running injury or training program and live to far away to see Dr. Nick? You can reach him by commenting in the box below and Dr. Campitelli will do his best to respond to your question. By using the comment section, others can also benefit from ongoing dialogue.
Dr. Campitelli lectures nationally on running injuries, shoes, running form, and training regimens. For more information or to discuss scheduling a lecture, direct all inquires to:
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Dr. Campitelli recommends consulting a physician prior to starting any exercise program and the information provided here is not recommended to be advice in place of seeing your doctor for a medical problem.
Hi Dr Nick…….this is an awesome read,thank you. I have had PF for about 8 months now but not just from running. i am a fitness leader and zumba instructor and a part time runner. I have been teaching 6 x 1 hour classes per week for over two years now and 8 months ago I started wearing zumba brand shoes which have minimal arch support which I thought was the cause but after reading your blog am not so sure now. I went back to a ‘normal’ asics running shoe for all classes and am seeing a physio who is working on releasing my hip, glute and calf with dry needling. I wear my runners all the time thinking that by going barefoot I will damage it more!! Can you please give me some advise on whether I need a minimalist shoe taking into consideration that my feet move in all directions not just in a forward running stride and should I be barefoot or in minimal shoes more often? Thanks for your help. Viv