What We Do

Image of bare feet and xrayed footCanadian Certified Pedorthists are orthotic and footwear experts. Pedorthists (C. Ped. C) are one of the few health care professionals trained in the assessment of lower limb anatomy and biomechanics.

With specialized education and training in the design, manufacture, fit and modification of foot orthotics and footwear, Pedorthists help to alleviate pain, abnormalities and debilitating conditions of the lower limbs and feet that if left untreated could result in limited mobility. Pedorthists consult with patients based on a referral from a prescribing healthcare professional, such as a family physician, and are proud members of the Canadian Healthcare team in Canada focused on helping patients achieve and maintain proper foot care and health.

How Can a Pedorthist help?

Pedorthists help patients with a wide range of foot and lower limb problems. The most common problems that Canadian Certified Pedorthists manage include:

  • Arthritis
  • Diabetes
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Bunions and bunionettes
  • Heel pain
  • Iliotibial band friction syndrome
  • Excessive pronation
  • Shin splints
  • Claw toes or hammer toes
  • Limb length discrepancies
  • Sports injuries
  • Metatarsalgia
  • Numbness in the toes
  • Corns and calluses
  • Other foot injuries due to accidents

What Services do Pethortists Provide?

To help their patients, Canadian Certified Pedorthists provide a wide range of services. They will assess your feet and lower legs and provide a gait assessment (evaluate how you walk or run). They provide education about your condition and the treatment that is recommended. They can provide custom made foot orthoses (commonly known as a foot orthotic) or over-the-counter devices. They can professionally fit you with footwear that is appropriate for your foot type and problems. Footwear can also be modified to accommodate problem areas.

For people with lower limb ailments, pedorthics can be the difference between being able to watch, and being able to do.