Canadian Certified Pedorthists 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. (Pedorthic Association of Canada)
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The University of Manitoba does not offer training in Pedorthics, but students may complete their required undergraduate study at the university before applying to an accredited program out of province. There are two possible routes in becoming a Certified Pedorthist. Option 1 involves completing a post-graduate Diploma in Pedorthics through the online distance learning program offered by Western University and Option 2 involves completing an apprenticeship program with a minimum of 3,500 hours of training. View the links below for a list of Canadian and U.S. schools.
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Date modified: August 16, 2019