What is a Pedorthist

A pedorthist is a medical provider who has taken specialized training in the design, manufacturing, and modification of footwear to address conditions which affect the feet and lower limbs. Pedorthists perform a variety of services, including fitting athletes with custom orthotics for sports, providing diabetes with supportive footwear to prevent diabetic neuropathy, and modifying footwear for people who have had partial foot amputations.

Local Pedorthist

Lindsay Fraser

Lindsay Fraser

Pedorthist
Grimsby, ON
Tania DeBenedetti

Tania DeBenedetti

Pedorthist
Hamilton, ON
Erin Kesler

Erin Kesler

Pedorthist
Oakville, ON
Jody Weightman, C.Ped (C), discusses diabetes and footwear selection.

Diabetes and Footwear

Diabetes can affect the foot fairly significantly.

Typically, what you’ll see in a foot with diabetes, whether it’s type 1 or type 2 , is that there will be decreased circulation and decreased sensation. So the lack of circulation really affects healing time so proper footcare is really important by someone who’s trained in treating a diabetic foot.

In terms of sensation changes in the foot you will have decreased sensation typically with diabetes, and it gets worse the longer you have the disease. It’s really important with decreased sensation to work with someone who can fit shoes properly and who can fit insoles properly, if that’s needed, a specialist in those areas.

In terms of the shoe you want to make sure there’s no seams on the inside of the shoe to irritate the top of the foot, and in terms of the insole you want to make sure that it’s distributing the pressure across the bottom of the foot.

If there are any bony prominences there that are going to be prone to breakdown, that you have a little bit of an accommodation in the area of the prominence, just to even the pressure out through the bottom of the foot.

Presenter: Ms. Jody Weightman, Pedorthist, Vancouver, BC

Local Practitioners: Pedorthist

Local A Pedorthist

Lindsay Fraser

Lindsay Fraser

Pedorthist
Grimsby, ON
Tania DeBenedetti

Tania DeBenedetti

Pedorthist
Hamilton, ON
Erin Kesler

Erin Kesler

Pedorthist
Oakville, ON
Mr. Mike Bryce

Mr. Mike Bryce

Pedorthist
Oakville, ON
Mr. Shawn Duench,

Mr. Shawn Duench,

Pedorthist
Oakville, ON
Matthew Quattrociocchi

Matthew Quattrociocchi

Pedorthist
Mississauga, ON
Jane Cromwell

Jane Cromwell

C.Ped (C)
Pedorthist
KITCHENER, ON
Brandon Nethercott

Brandon Nethercott

C. Ped (C)
Pedorthist
Mississauga, ON
Alex Whyte

Alex Whyte

Pedorthist
Toronto, ON
Peter J. Charbonneau

Peter J. Charbonneau

B.P.E., A.T., C PED (C)
Pedorthist
Toronto, ON
Dr. Darius Dinshaw

Dr. Darius Dinshaw

Pedorthist
Mississauga, ON
Jamie Pearson

Jamie Pearson

Pedorthist
Toronto, ON
Samar Assaff

Samar Assaff

Pedorthist
Mississauga, ON
Mr. Colin Dombroski

Mr. Colin Dombroski

PhD
Pedorthist
London, ON
Mr. Brad Gibbs

Mr. Brad Gibbs

Pedorthist
Cambridge, ON
Christy Shantz

Christy Shantz

Pedorthist
London, ON
Kevin Fraser

Kevin Fraser

Pedorthist
Toronto, ON
Mr. Babs Aiyede

Mr. Babs Aiyede

Pedorthist
Toronto, ON
Ashton Lo

Ashton Lo

Pedorthist
Mississauga, ON
Laura Allen

Laura Allen

Pedorthist
Kitchener, ON
Jennifer Krulicki

Jennifer Krulicki

Pedorthist
Kitchener, ON
Lindsey Broersma

Lindsey Broersma

Pedorthist
Bowmanville, ON
Lindsy Jamieson

Lindsy Jamieson

C Ped (C)
Pedorthist
Pickering, ON
Paul Lucas

Paul Lucas

Pedorthist
Guelph, ON
Kim Rau

Kim Rau

Pedorthist
Kitchener, ON
Tavish Lahay-Decker

Tavish Lahay-Decker

Pedorthist
Kitchener, ON
Jeremy Williams

Jeremy Williams

Pedorthist
Markham, ON
Scott Alston

Scott Alston

Pedorthist
Markham, ON
Kati Whalen

Kati Whalen

Pedorthist
Belleville, ON
Meghann Brunet

Meghann Brunet

B Kin, C Ped (C),
Pedorthist
Kingston, ON
Mr. David Deir

Mr. David Deir

BA Kin, R. Kin, C Ped (C)
Pedorthist
Kingston, ON
Mr. Maclean Graydon

Mr. Maclean Graydon

M Sc, B Kin, C Ped (C)
Pedorthist
Kingston, ON
Joshua White

Joshua White

Pedorthist
Peterborough, ON
Kerrie Boelsterli-Bailey

Kerrie Boelsterli-Bailey

Pedorthist
Belmont, ON
Sarah Caven

Sarah Caven

Pedorthist
Orillia, ON
Mr. Derek Gilmer

Mr. Derek Gilmer

Pedorthist
Nepean, ON
Kevin Carrington

Kevin Carrington

Pedorthist
Ottowa, ON
Rebecca Pivnick

Rebecca Pivnick

Pedorthist
Ottawa, ON
Gord Pranschke

Gord Pranschke

Pedorthist
Ottawa, ON
Dennis Dillard

Dennis Dillard

Pedorthist
Peoria, IL
Tim Carr

Tim Carr

Pedorthist
Fredericton, NB
Mr. Pierre Bujold

Mr. Pierre Bujold

Pedorthist
Moncton, NB
Andrew Hoar

Andrew Hoar

Pedorthist
Halifax, NS
Jaime Nickerson

Jaime Nickerson

Orthotics East Ltd.
Pedorthist
Halifax, NS
Nikki MacGillivary

Nikki MacGillivary

Pedorthist
Dartmouth, NS
Nancy Kelly

Nancy Kelly

Pedorthist
Musquodoboit Harbour,, NS
David Carroll

David Carroll

Pedorthist
Thunder Bay, ON
Frank MacCalder

Frank MacCalder

Pedorthist
Sydney, NS
Cherry Cheetham

Cherry Cheetham

Pedorthist
Sydney, NS
Jodi Basha

Jodi Basha

Pedorthist
Corner Brook, NL
Jim Pattison

Jim Pattison

Pedorthist
Saskatoon, SK
Lawson Mok

Lawson Mok

Pedorthist
Chilliwack, BC
Danielle Beausoleil

Danielle Beausoleil

Pedorthist
Abbotsford, BC
Mr. Peter Morcom

Mr. Peter Morcom

Pedorthist
Maple Ridge, BC
Mr. Mike Neugebauer

Mr. Mike Neugebauer

C.Ped (C),
Pedorthist
Langley, BC
Lisa Welsh

Lisa Welsh

Pedorthist
Surrey, BC
Noelle Trotter

Noelle Trotter

Pedorthist
Richmond, BC
Mr. Tim Phillips

Mr. Tim Phillips

Pedorthist
Burnaby, BC
Matt Neufeld

Matt Neufeld

Pedorthist
Vancouver, BC
Mr. Chris Hope

Mr. Chris Hope

Pedorthist
Vancouver, BC
Dr. Amandeep Randhawa

Dr. Amandeep Randhawa

Pedorthist
Vancouver, BC
Katie Mak Chien

Katie Mak Chien

Pedorthist
Vancouver, BC
Ms. Jody Weightman

Ms. Jody Weightman

C.Ped (C), Pedorthist
Pedorthist
Vancouver, BC
Mr. Christian Johannsen

Mr. Christian Johannsen

CPed
Pedorthist
Vancouver, BC
HealthChoicesFirst practitioner

Sarah Jones

Bsc.(Kin) C.Ped. (C)
Pedorthist
Port Alberni, BC

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