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Pedorthic Shoe Technician

 

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With an ever continuing need for quality improvement in patient care, the need for competency-based programs to provide clinical knowledge to new and existing pedorthic-related service providers is of prime importance. Pedorthic Shoe Technician designation, and related program standards, serves to ensure competency of those individuals who provide shoe modification services as support staff to credentialed/licensed Pedorthists, orthotists, DPMs and other clinicians that provide direct patient care.

Scope of Practice

A Pedorthic Shoe Technician (PST) is competent in the design, fabrication, assembly, and adjustment or servicing of Pedorthic footwear for the prevention or amelioration of painful and/or disabling conditions of the foot and ankle. “Pedorthic footwear” means therapeutic shoes and shoe modifications made for therapeutic purposes. Download the CPED vs PST Matrix here.

The PST will also have knowledge of adjunctive therapies including AFO’s and foot orthoses that may be utilized in conjunction with the therapeutic footwear. The PST will also have an appreciation of their relationship with the medical community including the Certified Pedorthist, Orthotist, Prosthetist and medical professionals involved with the management of the associated foot and ankle pathology.

To be recognized by the Shoe Service Institute of America (SSIA), a PST must meet initial educational requirements and pass a comprehensive written exam given by a Pedorthic Shoe Technician educational program approved by the Shoe Service Institute of America.

Certificate Awarded

Shoe Service Institute of America Pedorthic Shoe Technician (PST) Certificate

Pre-requisites

  • Current SSIA Member in good standing

  • Access to a high-speed Internet connection

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