Canadian Certified Pedorthists are one of the few healthcare professionals trained in the assessment of lower limb anatomy and muscle and joint function. Canadian Certified Pedorthists undergo a rigorous education and training process in order to be certified by The College of Pedorthics of Canada.
To become a Canadian Certified Pedorthist – C. Ped (C) – a candidate must first complete a university degree that includes courses in the areas of anatomy, biomechanics/gait analysis, medical conditions/diseases, physical assessment and ethics. The post-graduate training and examination process includes biomechanics, anatomy, pathomechanics, orthotic fabrication and modification, and footwear modification and fitting.
To become a C. Ped (C) you must first complete a university degree in Kinesiology
or a similar field that includes the pre-requisite courses.
Your path to become a C. Ped (C):
Complete a post-graduate Diploma in Pedorthics through the online distance learning program offered by Western University.
When you have completed your studies you will be required to pass examinations set by The College of Pedorthics of Canada to receive your certification.
There are three levels of pedorthic certification offered in Canada:
- C. Ped MC – Certified Pedorthic Master Craftsman
- C. Ped Tech (C) – Certified Pedorthic Technician Canada
- C. Ped (C) – Certified Pedorthist Canada
More details on each of these certifications is available here.
Learn more about bursaries that are available for students who have to relocate to participate in practicums.
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