Pedorthics

Pedorthics

Train to be a certified Pedorthist to provide patient care involving feet!

Certified Pedorthists are health care professionals specifically trained to provide patient care involving feet, manage comprehensive pedorthic care for all injuries and pathologies to include patient assessment, formulation, and implementation of treatment plans, follow-up and practice management.

Campus

Employment Opportunities

Hospitals, Private Pedorthic Facilities, Orthotic and Prosthetic Facilities, Veterans Administration (VA) Hospitals

Pedorthics Majors

About this Occupation

Pedorthists work indoors in a Pedorthic facility or lab, which may be located in a private facility or a hospital setting. Some contact with hazardous materials is expected and precautions against inhaling the dust during grinding operations are required. Moderate upper body and grip strength are needed during fabrication of certain devices, and prolonged standing, kneeling, and working may be necessary to accomplish tasks. In addition, pedorthists are occasionally required to briefly lift items up to 50 pounds. Pedorthists must be able to perform detailed work with their hands and eyes and must have good math and reading skills, as well as basic computer skills. The work environment is fast-paced, and strong organizational and time-management skills are needed. Multi-tasking skills are highly desirable. In addition, to be successful, pedorthists need strong interpersonal skills, the ability to communicate in a professional manner and establish rapport with colleagues, and the ability to work both independently and as a team member. Willingness to adapt to new technologies and methods for performing work is also essential.