Pedorthics – The professional field concerned with the provision of medical grade footwear, orthotic appliances and appropriate advice to a patient after assessment and analysis of the patient’s problem(s). Including the provision of prefabricated footwear, alteration of prefabricated footwear, custom designed and manufactured footwear/orthotic appliances and advice on the need and application of medical grade footwear and orthotic appliances.

Pedorthist – A person who provides medical grade footwear and/or orthotic appliances and appropriate advice to a patient after assessment and analysis of the patient’s problem(s). This includes the provision of prefabricated footwear and/or, alteration of prefabricated footwear and or custom designed and manufactured footwear/orthotic appliances and advice on the need and application of medical grade footwear, orthotic appliances and other footwear. 

A pedorthist is an allied health care professional who specialises in the improvement of human movement, in particular gait and better foot function. A pedorthist conducts a comprehensive assessment which may lead to them manufacturing corrective footwear, orthoses or other supportive devices to address conditions which affect the feet and human mobility. 

The 3 different levels of cPed's in Australia.
CRetPed

Individuals that provide advice and ready made footwear for patients.

CPed Au

Individuals that provide advice on the provision of medical grade footwear and modify ready made product to match the requirements of the patient.

CPed CM Au

Individuals that provide a full service to the client including advice on the possibilities of Medical Grade Footwear and custom made footwear where ready made products are not suitable.