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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. 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. “Certified Pedorthist” is a title used by both the College of Pedorthics of Canada.

The Pedorthic Association of Canada as well as the College of Pedorthics of Canada describe a Pedorthist as such:

A pedorthist is an individual who is trained in the manufacturing, fitting and modification of foot appliances and footwear to assist in:

A Certified Pedorthist, or C.Ped (C), is a practitioner who provides:

Canadian pedorthists consult with patients based on a referral from a prescribing healthcare professional such as a family physician, and are integrated members of health care teams, focused on helping patients achieve and maintain proper foot care and health.