Vero Beach Pedorthist Q&A
What Is A Pedorthist?
A credentialed pedorthist is a specialist in using footwear - which includes shoes, shoe modifications, foot orthoses and other pedorthic devices - to solve problems in, or related to, the foot and lower limb. Pedorthists desgin, manufacture and modify devices to treat various foot conditions.
Who Needs A Pedorthist?
If you have Diabetes, Osteo or Rheumatoid Arthritis, traumatic injuries from work or automobile accident, or even congenial anomalies that affect your feet, a Pedorthist can help!
Why Should I See A Pedorthist?
When a foot requires medical attention, footwear becomes a factor in the patient's treatment, recovery or rehabilitation. It's a team approach: While the doctor treats your foot, the credentialed pedorthist addresses your footwear needs.
Will I See A Pedorthist On My Visit?
Yes, all patients are seen and evaluated by the A.B.C. Certified, State Licensed Pedorthist.
My feet sometimes bother me, but I don't need a doctor, I just need more comfort in my shoes. Can a Pedorthist help with that?
Yes. Many people can benefit from pedorthic devices or footwear modifications to make their shoes more comfortable. Sometimes they just need a shoe that has been properly fit. You can see a credentialed pedorthist without a footwear prescription, but some credentialed pedorthists prefer to work by appointment, to assure they can give your feet the attention you deserve. Keep in mind that if you have a medical condition, you will need a footwear prescription before the credentialed pedorthist can help you.
Who needs Orthotics?
Imbalance can cause discomfort and foot pain. When we see things like bow legs, flat feet or high arched feet, pidgeon toes, duck feet or knock knees these are obvious signs of conditions that may cause imbalance.