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April 2012

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Kimberley Coates, C. Ped (C)

My Story: Why I decided to become a Canadian Certified Pedorthist

I started off my university career with a general idea of what I wanted to study but I really had no idea what I wanted to do for the rest of my life. I completed my undergraduate degree in kinesiology knowing that whatever I did, it would in some way be related to the field of healthcare and/or sports. It wasn’t until my fourth and final year of my degree that I came across the option of a field placement course that allowed students to spend some time in a kinesiology related placement – I chose pedorthics. I had the great pleasure of spending time with a certified pedorthist in London, Ontario who truly inspired me to become a Pedorthist. I was always interested in biomechanics and physiology classes but hadn’t figured out how I would apply this to my everyday life. I also enjoyed creating things (I was one of those kids that showed crafts in the local fairs…ha ha).