Canadian Certified Pedorthists, C. Ped (C), are orthotic and orthopaedic footwear experts trained in postural analysis, movement patterns, and musculoskeletal examination. More specifically, they focus on the assessment of lower limb anatomy, muscle and joint function, as well as the interaction of the foot and lower limb with the rest of the body.
With specialized education and training in foot orthoses and footwear, Ross Orthotics help to alleviate pain, abnormalities, and debilitating conditions of the lower limbs and feet. The goal is to help patients achieve and maintain proper foot care and lower limb health, and live healthy, active lives.
Through a sustained relationship between pedorthist and patient – and depending on the precise nature of a specific patient’s condition – pedorthic care can help prevent further pain and debilitation, and the related inconvenience and expense for patients, insurers, and the healthcare system.
BIOMECHANICAL EVALUATION AND GAIT ANALYSIS
A full biomechanical assessment is conducted by the on-site Pedorthist. This process includes a detailed history of the patient, current footwear analysis, range of motion testing, manual palpation of the lower limbs, and is concluded by a visual gait analysis. The information gathered helps the Pedorthist determine the best possible treatment options.
CUSTOM MADE FOOT ORTHOTICS
When custom foot orthotics are deemed necessary, a cast is taken of your feet using the Foam Box Impression Method. This involves the patient being placed in a non-weightbearing position, while the feet are put into Subtalar Neutral and individually casted. This cast is then used to fabricate your custom orthotics. Using the information gathered from the Biomechanical Evaluation and Gait Analysis, each custom orthotic is tailored specifically to fit the needs of the patient.
COMPRESSION SOCK FITTING
At Ross Orthotics, our Pedorthists are certified Compression Sock Fitters. This certification ensures the best fit for all your compression sock needs. Measurements are taken of the lower limbs to accurately determine the appropriate size needed. Material choices are reviewed, as well as the function of the socks. Let us help with selecting the correct compression socks for your lifestyle.
FOOTWEAR ADVICE AND FITTING
What sets a Canadian Certified Pedorthist apart from other foot care professionals is our knowledge on footwear. At Ross Orthotics, footwear is taken very seriously. Length, width, depth, material, and function are all taken into account when selecting the correct shoe for you.
Ross Orthotics will contact you approximately 1 month after the dispense date of your Custom Orthotics. Any issues will be discussed, and appointments for adjustments will be made. Custom Orthotics are not set in stone, sometimes a small adjustment is all it takes to see the results we aim to get.
At Ross Orthotics, we know how it can be a struggle to take time out of your busy day to get from one appointment to the next, let us do the traveling and come to you! For individuals unable to make it into the city, Ross Orthotics offers a fully mobile Pedorthic service. Full assessments can be conducted in the comfort of your home, or place of work.