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Foot Performance

About Pedorthics

 

 

 

Foot Control & Support Systems Products

Here at Wyatt and Dad Inc., we have been working with the local Piedmont Triad community to service the needs of the people with foot related problems. It has been our goal, through our Foot Performance Center, to meet the needs of the athlete in all of us and get you back where you need to be.

What is a Pedorthist?:

A Pedorthist is the title of a health care professional who specializes in the use of footwear and supportive devices to address conditions which affect the feet and lower limbs.

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They are trained in the assessment of lower limb anatomy and biomechanics, and the appropriate use of corrective footware – including shoes, shoe modifications, foot orthoses and other pedorthic devises.

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“Certified Pedorthist” is a title used by both the College of Pedorthics of Canada[1] as well as the American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics and Pedorthics (ABC)[2].

Certified Pedorthists in the United States:

In the United States, becoming a C.Ped. requires completing the educational requirements approved by the American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics and Pedorthics (ABC) and passing a written credentialing exam.[7]

To meet the eligibility requirements, individuals must meet the specific education and experience requirements established by ABC:[8]

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Possess a high school diploma, GED or college degree

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Successfully complete Levels 1, 2, and 3 of an NCOPE approved pre-certification pedorthic educational program

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Document a minimum of 1,000 hours of patient care experience in pedorthics obtained either before or after completion of the pedorthic educational course