Is the design, manufacture, modification and fit of footwear to alleviate
problems caused by disease, overuse, congenital condition or injury.
What is a Certified Pedorthist?
A certified pedorthist or C. Ped.
is a specialist in using footwear, which includes shoes, shoe modifications, foot orthoses and other
pedorthic devises, to solve problems in, or related to, the foot and lower
Why should I see a Certified Pedorthist?
When a foot requires medical attention, footwear becomes very important
in the patient’s treatment, recovery or rehabilitation. It is a team approach: While
the doctor treats your foot, the C. Ped. addresses your footwear
What are custom-made orthotics?
Custom made orthotics are medical devices that support
and gently reposition the heel, arch, muscles, ligaments, tendons, and bones in the feet,
enabling these structures to work together without any pain. Unlike shoe
inserts bought over the counter, custom-made orthotics are build from molds of your
foot to meet you unique needs.
What kind of problems does a footwear prescription address?
gives physicians a whole range of conservative or non-surgical treatment options. Increasingly, doctors and other
qualified prescribers write footwear prescriptions to relieve pressure, redistribute weight, accommodate or support conditions,
prevent injuries, compensate for imbalances or overuse, and preclude the worsening of damage to the foot. In addition
to addressing lower limb problems, footwear prescriptions can address foot-related problems, such as lower back pain,
pelvic imbalances, or other limits to you physical ability to perform. Footwear prescription can even help athletes
return to their sports faster from some minor injuries.
Common Foot Problems
Ø Arch Pain / Arch Strain
Ø Athlete's Foot
Ø Bunions (Bunionettes)
Ø Claw Toes
Ø The Diabetic Foot
Ø Hammer Toes
Ø Heel Fissures (Cracked Heels)
Ø Heel Pain
Ø Heel Spurs
Ø Ingrown Toenails
Ø Mallet Toes
Ø Mortons Neuroma
Ø Mortons Toe
Ø Overlapping Toes
Ø Over Pronation (Flat Feet)
Ø Plantar Fasciitis
Ø Post-Tib Tendonitis
Ø Pregnancy & Feet
Ø Shin Splints
Ø Toenail Fungus