An ABC Certified Pedorthist (peh-DOR-thist) or C.Ped., is a health care professional specifically educated and trained to manage comprehensive pedorthic patient care. This includes patient assessment, formulation of a treatment plan, implementation of the treatment plan, follow-up and practice management. Pedorthic care includes patient evaluation, and the design, fabrication, fitting, modification, maintenance and repair of pedorthic devices for the prevention or amelioration of painful and/or disabling conditions that originate at the ankle or below.
ABC's Certified Pedorthist Scope of Practice details the specific functions of a certified pedorthist. This includes patient assessment, formulation of a treatment plan, implementation of the treatment plan, follow-up and practice management.
Additionally, the certified pedorthist is required to support and conform to the Code of Professional Responsibility which promotes and assures the overall welfare of the patient and the integrity of the profession.
Once you have met the ABC requirements and passed the certification exam, you will be awarded the Certified Pedorthist (C.Ped.) credential.
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