certified pedorthist BAKin (spec hons), C.Ped (C), C. Ped Tech (C), CSEP-CEP certified Pedorthic Technician certified Sigvaris and Jobst Fitter (of compression socks) certified exercise physiologist custom orthopedic bracing
Why should patients choose you as their provider instead of others in the area?
i stepped into this profession after studying and working in kinesiology, exercise physiology, and health information management. i found each field to be interesting, but always lacking "something". my first day interning and studying to be a pedorthist was like being back in kindergarten-but for adults. learning to use a bandsaw and an industrial grinder, cutting, pasting, heating material, and creating plaster molds of feet, combined the 'arts and crafts' aspect of the field with the science of biomechanics that i had studied in school. i finally found that "something" that was missing - hands on creativity. i take pride in assessing gait, hand crafting and modifying custom orthotics, as well as fitting patients with custom braces, so that they can get back to doing the things that they love.
What are you proud of in your practice?
i love the one-on-one interaction that i get to have with my clients as they work through their recovery process. being able to hand-craft their custom orthotics from scratch, while suffering nicks on my knuckles along the way, is truly a passion of mine.