Q: Are you a board certified pedorthist?
A: Yes. Our Board Certified Pedorthists have been approved by the National Commission on Orthotic and Prosthetic Education. BOC Pedorthists (BOCPD) are qualified to provide and/or supervise the assessment, treatment plan development and implementation, follow-up and practice management of people using prescribed pedorthic devices and therapeutic footwear. BOCPDs are recognized professionally as having completed a rigorous education and training program that satisfies industry standards. The BOCPD Scope of Practice provides greater details about the role of a Pedorthist, BOC-Certified.
Q: Will you be taking a 3D image of my foot?
A: Of course! That’s the best way for us to get an accurate impression of your foot. After we take an impression of your foot, we create a mold of your foot so that the orthotic we make for you is specifically design for the contours of your foot print.
Q: Will you examine my gait?
A: We will. Every patient receives a gait analysis, which means that we analyze how you walk so that we can determine where weight and pressure is distributed throughout your foot. Every person is unique in this regard so it’s essential for us to know these specifics about your particular gait. You might walk a little heavier on your right foot or collapse inward on your left foot. Knowing this helps us create the best orthotic possible for you.
Q: Do you create your orthotics on site?
A: There are a few steps to creating your orthotics. The first step of getting an impression of your foot is done on site at our store in Homewood. The mold of your foot is created at our parent store, Pedorthic Care, in Hoover. Then the shaping and fine tuning of your orthotic is done at our store in Homewood where we can make any adjustments needed to make you as comfortable as possible on your feet.
Q: What if I need an adjustment to my orthotics?
A: This is really what makes Complete Feet special. Everything we need to make adjustments to your orthotics is on site in our lab. That means that we can make adjustments within minutes while you wait.
Q: Is a follow-up exam included?
A: You betcha! Every client receives a complementary follow up exam four weeks after your initial appointment. This exam is to ensure your are comfortable and that your orthotics are effective. This is also a time when any adjustments can be made.