Therapeutic Shoe Fitter

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​A Therapeutic Shoe Fitter is an allied health professional who provides non-custom therapeutic shoes and non-custom multi-density inserts. Therapeutic Shoe Fitters play an important role on the healthcare team.

What is a Therapeutic Shoe Fitter? 

An ABC Certified Fitter-therapeutic shoes (CFts) is a health care professional specifically educated and trained to provide non-custom therapeutic shoes and non-custom multi-density inserts. This includes patient assessment, formulation of a treatment plan, implementation of the treatment plan, follow-up and practice management.

Scope of Practice​

The ABC  Certified Fitter-therapeutic shoes Scope of Practice details the specific functions of a certified therapeutic shoe fitter. This includes patient assessment, formulation of a treatment plan, implementation of the treatment plan, follow-up and practice management.  

Additionally, the certified therapeutic shoe fitter 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. 

Credential 

​Once you have met all of our requirements and passed the certification exam, you will be awarded the Certified Fitter-therapeutic shoes (CFts) credential. 

Approved Therapeutic Shoe Fitter Pre-Cert Courses 

​​You must complete an ABC approved pre-certification course as part of your eligibility requirement for taking the exam. A complete list of approved providers and course dates is available here​


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Stephen Fletcher, CPO, LPO

Director, Professional Credentialing

Directs ABC’s Professional Ethics, Certification, Scope of Practice and Government Relations programs. Manages all ABC’s certification exam development and administration activities. Facilitates coordination of professional/clinical issues across all ABC programs, including state licensure.

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Meg Hayes

Certification Program Assistant

Primary contact for: general certification and application inquiries and state licensure verification requests

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Tabita Whilden

Certification Technology Coordinator

Contact for: certification data management, assistance with certification verifications, exam registration and website assistance.

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Lauren Moran

Certification Candidate Coordinator

Contact for: certification program inquiries, certification application assistance and status and licensure examination inquiries.

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