What is a Pedorthist?

According to the Pedorthic Association of Australia :-

'The Pedorthic Association of Australia is the peak representative body of Pedorthists, who are client-centric health professionals trained in the analysis and treatment of gait and foot & ankle problems. Pedorthists are experts in the use of both prefabricated and custom-made orthopaedic footwear, foot orthotics, and ankle braces, to provide practical and positive solutions to improve people’s daily life.'

We take walking for granted until something happens.....

And the definition of Pedorthics is:-

'The professional field concerned with the provision of medical grade footwear, orthotic appliances, and appropriate advice to a patient after assessment and analysis of the patient’s problem(s). Including the provision of prefabricated footwear, modification of prefabricated footwear, custom designed and manufactured footwear and/or orthotic appliances, and advice on the need and application of medical grade footwear and orthotic appliances.'

I was extremely fortunate to receive my Pedorthic training in Australia, where I became certified to a retail level. For over 30 years I have enjoyed working side by side with some very talented and experienced colleagues in pedorthics, podiatry, wound care, orthopaedic surgery, rheumatology and more. It is important to note that a retail Pedorthist does not diagnose, hence the importance of working as part of a team so the client receives the best possible treatment and outcome.

What you can expect from me is that you are treated in a professional manner, including measurement of your feet, taking of relevant notes kept in a confidential manner, liaison with your health professional if you wish, and guidance to the best possible choice for you in footwear and any accessories

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