Took my son to Dr Jarman after surfing the web for hours. Dr Jarman was the only podiatrist I found in Phoenix that specialized in treating kids. Drove 2 hours to have him look at my sons feet. At NO time did Dr Jarman tell me he wanted to do surgery. He said 90% of pediatric painful flat feet can be fixed with custom orthotics. My son has been wearing them now for 3 months and has not once said his feet hurt. I am so happy that Dr. Jarman thinks conservatively and did not want to do surgery. Truly a wonderful overall experience!