Canadian Certified Pedorthists – C. Ped (C) – are one of very few healthcare professionals who are educated and tested in how to assess lower limb anatomy and muscle and joint function, as well as modify, design and fit both custom-made foot orthotics and orthopaedic footwear.
Canadian Certified Pedorthists are unique from other foot orthotic experts because they do not both prescribe the treatment and provide the treatment for their clients – similar to the relationship between a physician and pharmacist. This helps eliminate potential conflict of interest, as a patient can choose who will provide the treatment recommended by their physician. More importantly, the collaboration of healthcare professionals from different disciplines (e.g. general practitioner and Pedorthists) ensures a high-level of quality in patient care.
With a referral from a physician or other prescribing healthcare practitioner, Canadian Certified Pedorthists help patients with a wide range of foot and lower limb problems including: