What is a Pedorthist?

What is a Pedorthist?

Has pain or discomfort in your feet or legs been bothering you? Has it kept you from walking or exercising as much as you’d like to? Have everyday activities, such as work or chores, become more difficult because of the pain?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, continue reading to learn how a Canadian Certified Pedorthist can help you.

Who We Are

A Pedorthist is a healthcare professional who assesses the biomechanics of your feet and legs. A day of work involves performing gait analyses, educating patients and providing treatment options such as custom orthotics, proper footwear, bracing or compression.

Our goals are to:

1. Alleviate discomfort from your feet and legs

2. Accommodate deformities and debilitation conditions

3. Help improve your overall health and wellness

4. Keep you active and on your feet, so you can enjoy what you love

Pedorthists are governed by the College of Pedorthics of Canada and represented internationally by the Pedorthic Association of Canada. We work with physicians and other healthcare professionals.

Simply put, no one cares more about your feet than we do.

How to become a Pedorthist

The path to becoming a Canadian Certified Pedorthist starts with obtaining a Bachelors Degree in Kinesiology or Health Sciences. After graduating, aspiring pedorthists undergo a 3,500-hour intensive in-house residency program or earn a 12-month university accredited diploma in a pedorthics program.

When they have completed the program, these students must successfully complete examinations by the College of Pedorthics of Canada to become a Canadian Certified Pedorthist.

Even after becoming certified, pedorthists continuously undergo specialized education and training.

Talk to a Pedorthist

At Kintec, our Canadian Certified Pedorthists are happy to help find a solution to your foot pain problems – no matter how big or small.

Some of the most common reasons people see pedorthists include:

If any of the conditions above apply to you, use this online tool to find a Pedorthist near you, or book an appointment with a Canadian Certified Pedorthist at Kintec today.

Ermin Pagtakhan C.Ped. (C)
Canadian Certified Pedorthist, Kintec Port Moody Manager

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