Welcome to Our Practice

Welcome!  You've taken a step in the right direction by visiting us!

We at the Step Alive Foot & Ankle Center are pledged to improve quality of life through treatment of foot and ankle disorders. Our team is committed to a relationship based upon care, concern and compassion. We always strive to enjoy what we do.

We take pride in applying the latest techniques and state-of-the-art equipment to get you walking pain free. This includes digitally-scanned custom orthotics, an extensive diabetic shoe program, laser treatments for both warts and fungal nails. Our non-invasive techniques for heel pain including shockwave therapy and blood platelet injection are used by top athletes. As a Center of Excellence we offer our patients programs in fall prevention, diabetic foot care, and pediatric foot deformities.

We always welcome new patients and encourage our existing patients to refer their friends and family to our practice. Our patient rewards program offers a graduated incentives for each referral.

Meet Our Doctor

Dr. Thomas F. Vail, DPM, is a native of Cleveland, Ohio.  He did his undergraduate work at Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio, graduating cum laude.  His medical degree (DPM) was obtained at the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio.  His surgical residency was completed in Youngstown, Ohio, with an additional year in South Bend, Indiana, specializing in minimal incision techniques.

Dr. Vail is currently on staff at the Blanchard Valley Regional Health Center in Findlay as well as the Findlay Surgery Center.  He is a member of the American Podiatric Medical Association and its Ohio Affiliate.  Serving the Findlay area for over 25 years, Dr. Vail is a Board Certified Surgeon with the American Board of Podiatric Surgery (ABFAS). Most surgeries are performed as an out-patient. Most surgeries are performed as an out-patient including bunions, hammertoes, heel spurs and neuromas

"I believe patients deserve to have the information needed to make good choices about their foot and ankle care.  My goal is to educate each patient and begin a relevant treatment program with the highest quality of care available.  Whatever your foot and ankle trouble, I’ll work with you to find the answers that will bring you comfort and relief so you can enjoy life’s activities again."


Download your Free copy of one of Dr. Vail's Books/DVDs Here.

"I wrote these books and DVD's because too many people suffer from foot pain unnecessarily" Dr. Thomas F. Vail.

Stacy Adams