Treatment of all Foot Conditions from Ingrown Toenails to Reconstructive Surgery

At Optima Foot and Ankle, our patients deserve to have the information needed to make good choices about their care. Our goal is to educate each patient and begin a relevant treatment program with the optimal level of care available. Whatever your foot and ankle trouble, we'll work together to find the answers that will comfort you and bring you relief.



  • Healthy, Clear Nails Made Simple
  • Painless, Touchless COOL Laser Technology 
  • No Downtime, and No Risk
  • 46% New Clear Nail Growth at 6 Months
  • No Dangerous Smoke Plumes
  • FDA Market Cleared for New Clear Nail Growth at 6 Months
  • 89% of Patients Respond
  • Made in the USA

The 1st and only non-thermal, touchless, painless treatment of toenail fungus to target the fungus and stimulate new clear nail growth.

"The Lunula Laser was painless, effective and easy. Don't believe all the internet remedies for nail fungus. Use the Lunula Laser and get it treated right."
— S.H. Optima Foot and Ankle Patient

Onychomycosis (OM) is a chronic fungal infection of the nail plate, nail bed, or both.

It is estimated to affect nearly 10% of the general population, with the incidence rising sharply, to nearly 30%, in patients over age 60.

ML830 Micro Light: What it Does

Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) has demonstrated the ability to significantly accelerate and enhance the body’s natural defense and repair components in the presence of injury, inflammation and certain disease processes.
Multiple clinical studies have noted the following results of LLLT:
  • Increased collagen production

  • Enhanced nerve regeneration

  • Increased vasodilation

  • Reduced inflammatory duration

  • Increased cell metabolism

  • Increased pain threshold

  • Increased cell membrane potential

  • Reduced edema magnitude

  • Increased microcirculation

  • Increased tissue and bone repair

  • Increased lymphatic response

  • Increased enzyme response

"I am so pleased with the treatments I have had at this facility. Both Dr. Schweger and Dr. Paluck are excellent. They explain in detail each procedure all with excellent results.​"
— M.C. Optima Foot and Ankle Patient

830nm Laser - Greatest Depth of Tissue Penetration

The benefits of PRP Therapy

PRP is “platelet-rich plasma”. Platelets are a specialized type of blood cell that are involved with injury healing. With PRP, a concentrated platelet solution is injected into the injured area to stimulate healing.
What types of injuries can PRP Therapy help?

Plantar Fasciitis - Muscle, Ligament and Tendon Strains

Tendinosis - Sprains and Tears to the ankle

How is PRP done?

Blood is drawn from the patient right here in our office. The blood is placed in a special centrifuge, where it is spun down. Platelets are separated from the red blood cells and are concentrated. The red blood cells are then discarded and the resulting platelets concentrate is used for treatment.

"I have had heel pain for years. Treatments have included physical therapy, a night splint, steroid injections, walking boot and even surgery. My heel was still throbbing 24 hours per day without even touching the floor. Dr. Schweger suggested PRP injections. With the first injection, the throbbing lessened. With each subsequent injection, the pain has lessened and the throbbing has completely gone. I can now walk several miles a day at my job." 
— Richard B. Optima Foot and Ankle Patient
Benefits of PRP Therapy for Plantar Fasciitis

Superiority of PRP treatment compared to steroid was reported in all studies. No complications.
Amniotic therapy and PRP treatment for chronic plantar fasciitis has been shown to work better than the gold standard, cortisone.
As a result, it may truly help patients achieve relief and avoid the need for surgery.
— Advanced Bio Medical Research 2016

CTS-5500+ Ultrasound: What it Does

Podiatric ultrasound machines are used to assess and diagnose soft tissue pathology of tendons, muscles and ligaments.

These ultrasound systems are used effectively to evaluate viscosity of fluids, point of maximal intensity pain, strains/sprains, muscle tears and disruptions. They also guide injections and needle placement for biopsy.

Allows on the spot diagnosis sometimes negating the need and wait for a MRI.
Ultrasound in Podiatry — Common Areas of Application:
  • Ultrasound-guided injections

  • Plantar fascia tears and inflammation

  • Neuromas

  • Achilles tendonitis, tears, and ruptures

  • Fibromas

  • Cysts

  • Ganglions

  • Bone injuries, contusions, fractures

  • Bursitis ... retrocalcaneal, metatarsal, etc.

  • Ligament strains, tears, etc.

  • Peroneal, anterior tibial tendonitis, tears, and ruptures

  • Heel spurs

  • Muscle injuries

  • Periarticular swelling

  • Joint swelling and capsulitis

  • Foreign bodies

"I have seen Dr. Laura Schweger for various foot problems over a period of several years. More recently, I have seen Dr. Jamie Paluck. Both doctors have performed surgeries on my foot and both doctors and their staff are very caring and supportive. I highly recommend Optima Foot and Ankle."
— S.V. Optima Foot and Ankle Patient

Podiatric ultrasound machines are used to assess and diagnose soft tissue pathology of tendons, muscles and ligaments.

Optima Foot & Ankle

Our Staff

Optima Foot and Ankle was founded in November, 2006 by Dr. Laura Schweger and Karen Savage, RN.


Dr. Schweger brought her nine years of experience in group practice serving Central Oregonians. Karen Savage had previously been the clinical Director of Central Oregon Home Health and Hospice and brought with her 24 years of experience as a staff nurse and a director. Together they created Optima Foot and Ankle which combines years of surgical experience with the highest level of patient care.

Optima Foot Conditions

Do you need to know about a certain foot condition? Check out our dictionary and call us to make an appointment so we can make sure your feet are healthy.


Some common foot ailments are: 

  • Arthritis in the Big Toe Joint (Hallux Limitus)

  • Bunions

  • Callus and Corns

  • Hammer Toes

  • Plantar Fasciitis

  • Toenail Fungus (Onychomycosis)

  • Ankle Arthroscopy


Our Locations

Bend, OR

1506 NE Williamson Boulevard


Redmond, OR

645 NW 4th Street


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