Clinical sciences - pedorthics
A pedorthist is a health care professional who specialises in the improvement of human movement, in particular gait and better foot function. A pedorthist conducts a comprehensive assessment which may lead to them manufacturing corrective footwear, orthoses or other supportive devices to address conditions which affect the feet and human mobility.
A pedorthist sees clients with a wide range of, at times, complex needs. Some may specialise in pediatrics, others in sport or in pathologies like diabetes. Pedorthists usually work in small private practices but can also work in larger organisations or health care teams. Some are likely to find employment in the sports sector while others may work in the footwear industry or orthopaedic supply companies. There may be opportunities to work overseas.
Our Bachelor of Clinical Sciences offers a selection of majors for students to choose from including a new pedorthics major for those wishing to become a pedorthist.