What is Pedorthics?
ped-OR-thics: the design, manufacture, modification, and fit of footwear & orthoses

What is a Pedorthist?
A Pedorthist is trained in the biomechanical assessment of the lower limb, the fitting and modification of foot orthoses, and the fitting and modifying of footwear, all to alleviate painful or debilitating conditions and provide assistance for abnormalities or limited action of the lower limb.

What is a Certified Pedorthist trained to do?

  • Assess walking patterns and lower limb alignment
  • Design and make custom orthotics
  • Fit orthopedic and therapeutic footwear
  • Modify footwear
  • Cast and measure for custom footwear
A Certified Pedorthist can help relieve foot pain associated with:
  • diabetes
  • arthritis
  • sports injuries
  • balance problems
  • plantar fasciitis
  • bunions and calluses
  • circulation problems
To make an appointment at the Salisbury location, please call 410-749-4561.
To make an appointment at the Rehoboth location, please call 302-644-7463.

Pedorthist Hours:
Mon.-Sat. 10-6
(Some evening appointments available.)

Foot Health Services Offered at VP

Pedorthic Assessment
An assessment of the lower limb alignment, movement pattern, general function of the foot, and the foot's interaction with the rest of the body.

Gait Analysis
The observation of the lower extremity in motion to determine deviations in alignment, movement pattern, and symmetry.
Children's Shoe and Orthotic Fitting
Specializing in proper footwear and orthotics fitting for children throughout childhood, including sports and special needs. Click here to read more about kid's shoe fitting.

Custom Foot Orthoses (Orthotics)
Foot appliances placed within shoes are manufactured from three-dimensional images of the foot.

Custom Made Footwear
Footwear that is manufactured from a three-dimensional image of the foot and lower leg. Footwear can be functional or accommodative. Footwear Modification/Customized Footwear The adaptation of footwear to accommodate deformity and/or improve function of the foot and lower limb.

Over the Counter (OTC) Footbed (Insole)
Prefabricated commercial insoles that the Certified Pedorthist can modify with the addition of posting, padding, and/or metatarsal support.

Therapeutic/Orthopedic Shoes
Provides a stable base for an orthoses to sit on. Appropriate footwear is crucial, and an orthosis is rendered less effective by placing it within inferior footwear.

Specialty Footwear
Post-op shoes and forefoot and rearfoot relief shoes.

Pedorthic Associations

Certified Pedorthists are associated with and regulated by: