Pedorthics FAQ


What is "pedorthics"?

Pedorthics (peh-DOR-thiks) is the management and treatment of conditions of the foot, ankle, and lower extremities requiring fittings, fabricating, and adjusting of pedorthic devices.  These devices include orthotics, lifts, and other footwear modifications.

What's the difference between a pedorthist and a podiatrist?

Footwear becomes a crucial element when correcting problems that arise in the foot. While a podiatrist practices surgery, pedorthists find alternative routes that do not require surgery.  

What do credentialed pedorthists actually do?

Pedorthists select and modify footwear to help people maintain or regain as much mobility as possible. When your ability to walk is affected, everything that surrounds or touches your foot - whether it's shoes, boots, slippers, sandals, braces, or partial-foot prosthetics - interacts with your foot.  Custom orthotics are also an important component of footwear that can accommodate, support, or relieve specific conditions, as well as improve the foot's function. Credentialed pedorthists follow up to make sure the footwear functions as your doctor prescribed. 

The above is quoted in whole in part from Pedorthic Footcare Association's "What IS a Credentialed Pedorthist? And Why Should I See One?"

Not sure if you need to see a pedorthist?

Sometimes if our feet bother us we don't need a doctor, but simply more comfort in our shoes.  Cobbler's Corner can help with that.  Our representatives are trained to help identify if an appointment is needed; contact us if you are unsure!