Medical Advisor

Dr. Ben Pearl, Podiatrist

Dr. Ben Pearl with os1stA fifteen year resident of Arlington, Virginia, Dr. Ben Pearl has been a practicing physician in the Arlington and McLean area since 1992.

Ben was a walk on at Indiana University in cross country and after sustaining an Achilles tendon tear his freshman year he changed over to bike racing and raced in the  “Little 500” which was featured in the movie “Breaking Away”.

Recently selected as one of the Washingtonian Magazine’s top sports doctors, he is a graduate of the Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine. He is a consultant at NIH and he is on an advisory board at the FDA. Os1st is delighted to have Dr. Pearl on our advisory board. He continues to help maintain Os1st as the leader in medical compression sleeves.

Dr. Pearl was recently featured in the Washington Post Magazine depicting his passion for skiing and teaching. Dr. Pearl is a fellow of the American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine.


“Diabetics Are Athletes Too,” Pearl, A. D.P.M., Podiatry Management Magazine, November 2010

“Is There A Place For Barefoot Running,” Pearl, A. D.P.M., Podiatry Management Magazine, pp. 223, April/May 2009.

“Why Steroid Abuse Matters to Podiatry,” Pearl, A. D.P.M, Podiatry Management Magazine, pp. 113 January 2009.

“Skiing In Balance,” Pearl, A. D.P.M., Riford, T., Sports Focus Magazine, pp. 40, November 1996.

M.R. Imaging of the Foot: Rheumatologic Disorders Mimicking Osteomyelitis,” Jelinek, J. M.D., Pearl, A. D.P.M. JAPMA, Volume 86, Number 5, pp. 228-231, May 1996.

“Keep on Stretching,” Pearl, A. D.P.M., American Running and Fitness Associations Running and Fitnews, March 1996.

Juvenile Plantar Dermatosis,” Lemont, H. D.P.M., Pearl, A. D.P.M., JAPMA, Volume 82, Number 3, pp. 167-169, March 1992.

Pam Haig, CPed., BOCPD

Pam Haig os1st

Ms. Haig has 40 years of clinical and manufacturing pedorthic experience. She opened Foot One, Inc in 1984, the first pedorthic medical clinic in Indianapolis and the only pedorthic clinic in Indiana affiliated with a manufacturing lab accredited with BAPFOL.  At OSI Labs Inc. in Indianapolis, she developed a work-flow analysis creating a one week production time for feet orthoses.

She founded The Robert M. Palmer, M.D., Institute Of Biomechanics, Inc., a not-for-profit pedorthic biomechanics school.  Through the institute, she leads an international pediatric campaign with an emphasis on pediatric education and prevention of musculoskeletal injuries, obesity and juvenile diabetes.

Ms. Haig has lectured as an adjunct faculty member of Ball State University, Anderson University, at the 2005 PFA National Symposium and internationally on Advanced Posting Techniques For Complex Foot And Ankle Deformities. She also served as the Co-Principal of the Asian Pedorthic School offered at the Sun-yen Sat University and the Asian Pedorthic School Manufacturing Lab in Canton, China.

Ms. Haig has served on the Oklahoma State University Health and Environmental Technology Advisory Board since 1996 and was voted Chairman of the Board in 2004. She was founding and past Treasurer for The International Alliance For Pedorthic Education And Advancement.
She enjoys lecturing at the IU School of Medicine, residency training department and spends much of her time devoted to clinical applications of pedorthic biomechanics as well as sharing her expertise as a corporate educator to many international footwear and foot care companies.