By Dr. Mitchell Waskin
September 04, 2015
Category: Shoes
Tags: Shoes  


Orthotics or Shoe Inserts

A pedorthist is a skilled professional who provides expert shoe fitting and custom foot orthotics or shoe inserts. It's a highly specialized practice — in fact, there are only a few thousand pedorthists in the entire country. At the Foot & Ankle Center, we are fortunate to have an expert pedorthist, right here in our clinic. If you come in for custom orthotics, your feet will be in good hands with our professional pedorthist, Sarah.

Sarah grew up in Florida, but relocated to Richmond in 1992. She started her career in podiatry in 1990. Over the next 16 years, she worked in several podiatry clinics, learning all aspects of foot care. In 2006, she joined the Foot & Ankle Center and managed the clinical services.

Although Sarah found her duties satisfying, she wanted to offer more to her patients as well as her career. While juggling a full time job and her family, she completed the requirements to sit for the State Board exam in Pedorthics. This is a tough exam — more than half of those who take it fail the first time — but Sarah passed the exam on her first attempt! Sarah is now a certified pedorthist on staff at The Foot & Ankle Center.

Sarah offers knowledge, compassion and the drive to always do the best job for our patients, and we are pleased to have her as a part of our patient care team.

If you have a foot injury or deformity, difficult-to-fit feet or a medical condition such as diabetes, a custom pair of orthotics made by Sarah could make a big difference in your overall health and comfort. We encourage you to make an appointment — and see what custom-fit foot orthotics could do for you.

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