Irving, Texas (PRWEB) June 17, 2013
The podiatry specialists at North Texas Foot & Ankle are proud to announce that medical assistant Jeremy Shepard is now a certified pedorthotist, specializing in the use of footwear and supportive devices to address conditions which affect the feet and lower limbs.
“We have a large shoe selection at our practice. I wanted to ensure that if patients were not able to be fitted for shoes by one of the physicians, that they were being properly fitted by a certified shoe specialist,” said North Texas Foot & Ankle podiatrist and founder, Dr. Ronica Holcombe, “Jeremy was enthusiastic in regards to participating in the course and obtaining his certification.”
Pedorthotist certification requires training specifically with an institution that teaches people how to apply corrective footwear and orthotic devices to patient care. Hands-on hours, study material, and a completion test is required to complete the course. Certified pedorthotists construct, fit, maintain and/or repair medical supportive devices such as orthotics.
Orthotic devices are shoe inserts which help return the foot to the neutral position it is intended to hold. Biomechanical, or structural, problems with feet can lead to multiple foot conditions including heel pain. A few examples of these types of problems would include over pronation, in-toeing, out-toeing, and either high or low arch height. All of these can contribute to or cause heel pain, and can lead to misalignments which cause ankle, knee, hip, or lower back pain.
A pedorthotist is valuable in the treatment of several foot and ankle conditions. Proper footwear is vital for patients with diabetes and also to increase mobility for people with disabilities. Pedorthotists can work with patients who do not have foot problems, such as athletes, by promoting foot health, maximum mobility and supportive footwear. North Texas Foot & Ankle carries a wide selection of orthotic footwear including Aetrex, Dr. Comfort, and Orthaheel shoes and sandals.
For additional information about North Texas Foot & Ankle’s services and orthotic products, visit http://ntfoot.com or contact North Texas Foot & Ankle at (214) 574-9255.
About North Texas Foot & Ankle
Started in 2001, North Texas Foot & Ankle specializes in treatment of all foot and ankle disorders. The team of board-certified doctors and trained office staff work together to provide individualized attention and treatment, as well as to maintain lasting relationships with patients. Offering a comfortable environment equipped with cutting-edge podiatric technology, North Texas Foot & Ankle provide treatments for children, adults and seniors. North Texas Foot & Ankle continues to raise the standards of foot and ankle care in a friendly and professional atmosphere with uncompromised integrity. Visit http://ntfoot.com for more information, or like North Texas Foot & Ankle on Facebook at http://facebook.com/ntfoot.