Top Five Things To Look For In A Pedorthist

Author: Garnet Orthopedic Solutions | | Categories: Compression Therapy , Licensed Pedorthists , Pedorthist


Foot pain can be a result of several different causes. It is essential to find the right professional to diagnose and prescribe treatment to get relief. It’s no rocket science to understand how problems with your feet can trigger an adverse effect on the rest of your body, such as pains and muscle aches. A pedorthist is a professional who tends to various foot conditions and helps patients with pain relief. 

A pedorthist treatment stands to improve your mobility while relieving you of pain and discomfort. Pedorthists achieve this by adjusting and developing custom footwear and orthotics. When you work with a pedorthist, as a patient, you will get a tailored treatment plan that will focus on your mobility, your lifestyle and activities.

Finding a great pedorthist in Canada doesn’t need to be an overwhelming challenge. Here are the top five things to look for in a pedorthist. 

1. Personality
Clients need to feel a connection to trust you with their medical care. A pedorthist must inspire confidence in patients and reassure them that they are in good hands. In addition to your expertise in the subject, a pleasant personality will be the deciding factor in gaining the patient’s trust. 

2. Work ethic
A great pedorthist has a great work ethic in them. The more patients they work with, the more they learn. They are equipped to better address your unique foot care issues with better understanding and knowledge. It is important to remember that there are many pedorthists out there; however, not everyone has a good work ethic. 

3. Patience
It may take time to get the information you need to best resolve a client’s problem; taking your time is the key to retrieving the information you will need. Good pedorthists have copious amounts of patience to deal with the challenge they face. Being patient allows them to think rationally and look for the best cure for the situation.

4. An eye for detail
There is an art to constructing an orthotic. In this industry, millimeters are as significant as miles. Being able to see and instill precision modifications can make all the difference in the world. When your patient deserves a custom fit, vague measurements are bound to result in a dissatisfied patient. An eye for detail is critical to success.

5. Knowledge
Pedorthists are healthcare professionals trained in evaluating lower limb anatomy and muscle and joint function. They also undergo a practicum for hands-on training and specialized education on foot orthotics and footwear. As such, they should have the skills and knowledge to custom build and manufacture the devices they prescribe, including custom-made orthotics and footwear adjustments. 

If you’re looking for a pedorthist for your unique condition, reach out to Garnet Orthopedic Solutions - London Custom Orthotics Dispensing and Manufacturing. Garnet Orthopedic Solutions has multiple licensed Pedorthists, who are recognized as the industry leaders in the custom orthotic field, which includes: gait assessment, orthotic design, orthotic fabrication, and dispensing custom orthotics directly to the client. Within our onsite lab we can manufacture your orthotics within days, not weeks like many other places, and make any adjustments needed on the spot.

Garnet Orthopedic Solutions strives to provide excellent products and services, coupled with a positive personal experience through communication, education, and prioritizing customer service. Working out of a collective of health care professionals, in the heart of London, ON at The OEV Health Quarters, which include: Pedorthics, Physiotherapy, Chiropractic Care, Registered Massage Therapy, Reflexology, and Mental Health Professionals, our mission is to provide you with the best care available that will most effectively support your specific needs.

To learn more about how we can help with foot orthotics, please click here. If you have any questions about how a pedorthist can help you, feel free to get in touch with us by clicking here.