About A Pedorthist

About A Pedorthist2018-10-16T17:35:11-04:00

WHAT A PEDORTHIST DOES

A Pedorthist is a trained professional in the assessment, design, manufacture, fit, and adjustment of footwear and foot appliances, so that pain or life changing conditions can be alleviated of the lower limb. A pedorthist is certified to provide custom orthotic devices, orthopaedic & custom made footwear, as well as modifications to existing footwear.

What Will a Pedorthist do for a Patient?

  • Cast, manufacture, fit, and adjust custom orthoses to correct or accommodate a foot conditon
  • Cast and measure for custom footwear
  • Provide assessment through observation of the limbs and palpation of the limbs, gait analysis
  • Footwear analysis, gait analysis, range of motion testing, and review any complicated health factors
  • Fit and modify footwear for all foot types

Qualifications of a Pedorthist

  • A pedorthist requires a post-graduate diploma to attain certification. Canadian Pedorthic Certification is acquired after successfully completing up to a 3 year apprenticeship and examination process. Pedorthists must be knowledgeable on biomechanics, anatomy, disease, orthoses fabrications, footwear fitting, modification, design, and function.
  • Pedorthists are one of four approved professionals to provide custom made orthotics and they are governed by a strict code of ethics
  • Continuing education is mandatory as prescribed by the College of Pedorthics of Canada
  • A certified pedorthist is trained to use a range of casting and fabrication techniques to manufacture soft, semi-rigid and rigid orthoses to treat a variety of foot and lower limb conditions.

Service Distinguishers

  • With the onsite labs, the pedorthist can manufacture, dispense, and adjust custom orthotics in a very short time
  • Pedorthists are one of four approved professionals to provide custom made orthotics and they are governed by a strict code of ethics
  • With the on-site lab, the pedorthist can modify off the shelf footwear to fit comfortably
  • The pedorthist is a Canadian Certified Pedorthist
  • A full biomedical assessment including gait analysis takes about 30 minutes to complete. The patient’s style of living, activities, relevant medical history are assessed as well
  • The pedorthist fits the orthoses to the patient’s footwear
  • Patient compliance is improved by providing in-depth education during the evaluation and follow-up appointments

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Abdul Samad
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Dean is customizing insoles for my shoes as I'm writing this review. I am getting personalized insoles for my boots, running shoes and ski boots. Dean is ethical and wants nothing but comfort for his clients. amazing Experience.

Highly recommend. Dean is wonderful to work with. Love that he is back in Aurora now!
Very Good Service
Abdul Samad
Abdul S.
Dean is customizing insoles for my shoes as I'm writing this review. I am getting personalized insoles for my boots, running shoes and ski boots. Dean is ethical and wants nothing but comfort for his clients. amazing Experience.