What is a Pedorthist?
A pedorthist is a medical provider who has taken specialized training in the design, manufacturing, and modification of footwear to address conditions which affect the feet and lower limbs. Pedorthists perform a variety of services, including fitting athletes with custom orthotics for sports, providing diabetes with supportive footwear to prevent diabetic neuropathy, and modifying footwear for people who have had partial foot amputations.
Role of a Pedorthist
A pedorthist is an expert in the modification and designing of custom footwear and custom foot orthotics.
They look at the abnormalities and the biomechanics in the lower extremity, and biomechanics. It’s someone who will help with balancing and alleviating pain to the lower limb and foot structures.
If you want to see a pedorthist, you want to go to your local family physician, your physiot or your chiropractor. It’s those individuals that can give you a direct referral to a pedorthist. Local Physiotherapist
Presenter: Mr. Mike Neugebauer, Pedorthist, Langley, BC
Local Practitioners: Pedorthist