Canadian Certified Pedorthists are orthotic and orthopaedic footwear experts. They are one of the few healthcare 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, Canadian Certified Pedorthists help to alleviate pain, abnormalities and debilitating conditions of the lower limbs and feet that if left untreated could result in limited mobility.
Canadian Certified Pedorthists can help Canadians maintain a healthy and productive lifestyle while helping to minimize sick leave in the workforce and reduce overall healthcare costs and lost wages. It is estimated that 20-30 per cent of Canadians wear improper footwear that can result in lower limb and foot problems and/or injuries, which can ultimately lead to sick leave – especially in those professions that are constantly on their feet. As orthotic and footwear experts, Canadian Certified Pedorthists can help Canadians select proper footwear and can also provide services to modifying footwear or to provide custom-made foot orthotics to help with any foot problems to alleviate pain and discomfort that can limit an employee's mobility.