Certified Fitter of Therapeutic Shoes

A Certified Fitter of Therapeutic Shoes, as defined by the American Board of certification in Orthotics & Prosthetics (ABC), is a health care professional who is specifically trained to provide non-custom therapeutic shoes, and non-custom multi-density inserts. The scope of practice includes:

  • Patient assessment
  • Formulation of treatment plan
  • Implementation of treatment plan
  • Patient follow-up
  • Practice management

A qualified program must be approved by the National Commission on Orthotic & Prosthetic Education (NCOPE) and encompass 16 hours of study. The learning modules cover all the required content areas you will need to pass the exam. The learning modules are composed of both patient evaluation and fitting.

Specific learning modules are:
  • Anatomy
  • Terminology
  • Material Science
  • Patient Evaluation
  • Common Foot Pathologies & Deformities
  • Foot Measurement
  • Shoe Fitting & Selection Criteria
  • Complications of the Diabetic Foot
  • Patient Documentation
  • Professional Ethics

ABC is the only organization to provide certification of therapeutic shoe fitters. The Academy of Pedorthic Science Therapeutic Shoe Fitter Program is perfect for anyone interested in a career in allied health care and a stepping stone to becoming a Certified Pedorthist..

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