Centers of Excellence

North Bay's most comprehensive orthopedic care.

SRO Foot & Ankle Center

Our Foot & Ankle Specialist

SRO’s Foot and Ankle Center provides services to patients throughout Sonoma County including; Santa Rosa, Petaluma, Rohnert Park, Windsor, Healdsburg, Sebastopol, California.  Foot and Ankle surgeon Dr. Mark Schakel understands the importance of a comprehensive evaluation in order to develop a proper diagnosis. As experts in foot and ankle disorders, foot and ankle trauma as well as sports medicine, we use the latest treatments and surgical techniques to restore function and relieve pain. We invite you to come and see what makes our patients so satisfied with their care.

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Mark E. Schakel, M.D.

As an orthopaedic Surgeon and Director of The Foot & Ankle Program at SRO, Dr. Schakel treats problems of the foot and ankle. Dr. Schakel is one of only a few fellowship trained orthopaedic foot and ankle surgeons in Sonoma, Mendocino Lake, and Humboldt counties. He is the director of Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital’s Foot and Ankle Trauma Service. He has extensive experience in treating problems of the foot and ankle, including reconstructive, traumatic, sports-related, and congenital problems. Learn more …


Our onsite diagnostic imaging department aids our physicians in quickly and accurately diagnosing your injury or condition. Because radiologic exams are common during an orthopaedic visit, we have developed programs that are efficient, effective, and convenient.

SRO’s Sports Medicine Center offers comprehensive diagnostic x-ray capabilities. We have also incorporated a state-of-the-art open Magnetic Resonance Extremity (MRI) Scanner, helping to eliminate the claustrophobic feeling some patients experience with traditional MRI. Each of our technologists is fully certified in his or her area of expertise. All of our MRI interpretations are performed by board certified radiologists specializing in musculoskeletal diagnoses.

Physical Therapy

Therapy treatments may include manual therapy, exercise, postural and ergonomic education, and modalities such as ultrasound, electric stimulation, paraffin, moist heat, and ice. Typical goals include increasing flexibility and strength, improving gait and balance, and decreasing pain in an effort to return our patients to full function.

Our experienced and highly skilled physical therapists  have completed extensive post-graduate education in orthopaedics and sports rehabilitation, and they stay current on the most effective approaches to injury prevention and rehabilitation.

They evaluate and treat a wide range of musculoskeletal dysfunctions, including acute injuries, degenerative conditions, and athletic and work related injuries. The therapists and physicians work closely together to ensure consistently superb rehabilitation of post-surgical patients.