Canadian Certified Pedorthists are one of the few healthcare professionals trained in the assessment of lower limb anatomy and muscle and joint function. Canadian Certified Pedorthists undergo a rigorous education and training process in order to be certified by The College of Pedorthics of Canada.
To become a Canadian Certified Pedorthist – C. Ped (C) – a candidate must first complete a university degree that includes courses in the areas of anatomy, biomechanics/gait analysis, medical conditions/diseases, physical assessment, and ethics.
In conjunction with their course work, diploma students also complete practical placements, working with C. Ped (C)s across Canada. Following completion of the diploma, all candidates must pass the Canadian Certified Pedorthist certification exam which consists of written and practical (in-clinic) components.