While the eyes may be the window to one’s soul, the feet are the window to one’s general health. If you suffer from foot pain, you are not alone. Over 75% of adults will suffer from serious foot problems during their lifetime. Foot ailments are often early symptoms of life altering health concerns.
What is a Pedorthist?
An individual who is trained in the management and treatment of conditions of the foot, ankle, and lower extremities requiring fitting, fabricating, and adjusting of pedorthic devices.
What does a pedorthist do?
Credentialed pedorthists select and modify footwear (or make it, if necessary) to help people maintain or regain as much mobility as possible. When your ability to walk is affected, everything that surrounds or touches your foot—whether it's foot orthoses, shoes, boots, slippers, sandals, socks, hosiery, night splints, bandages, braces, partial-foot prosthetics, or other devices—interacts with your foot. That makes footwear a crucial part of your recommended treatment plan. Footwear adjustments can be made inside or outside a shoe.
Foot orthoses, also called orthotics, area an important component of footwear that can accommodate, support, or relieve specific conditions, as well as improve the foot's function. In addition to designing and fabricating an appropriate orthotic, a credentialed pedorthist can provide you with personalized attention in selecting, fitting, and modifying shoes so that you can wear the orthotic effectively. Credentialed pedorthists follow up to make sure the footwear functions as your doctor prescribed. A footwear prescription, like any other prescription, takes into account your medical history, activities of daily living, and treatment goals.
How can a Pedorthist help me?
Many people suffer from foot problems, ranging from calluses to conditions that require hospitalization. Pedorthists can help treat these problems conservatively (non-surgically) by creating or modifying footwear as part of an overall treatment regimen prescribed by your doctor. Footwear is a crucial part of treatment, as mobility is affected by everything that surrounds or touches the foot. Footwear modifications can also be performed to simply make shoes more comfortable.
Matt Maltezos, C.Ped
Oklahoma State University’s Francis Tuttle NCOPE Pedorthics Graduate.
Board Certified by the American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics & Pedorthics (ABCOP).
American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists (AAOP) Member
Pedorthic Footcare Association (PFA) Member.
Lower Extremity Review (LER) Member.
American Diabetes Association (ADA) Member.
National Shoe Retailers Association (NSRA) Member.
With an analytical mindset, Matt looks to improve the practice of custom orthotics through advancementsin technology, materials, and process.
We adhere to ABCOP’s highest standards of pedorthic service and quality work.
Going on 4 generations of experience, our family/team will assess you and create a custom recovery plan that's right for you and your orthotics. We understand the importance of educating you on the most effective ways to take care of your feet, so that you can heal quickly.
Shoes and Inserts for Diabetics with Medicare
Tenni-Moc’s Shoe Store currently accepts Medicare Assignment for
Diabetics with Medicare Insurance; Which covers 1 pair of extra-depth
Diabetic shoes and 3 pair of Diabetic Orthotics. A written prescription
from your Primary Care Physician or from your Podiatrist is required.
Additional documentation is required and we will gladly go over that
with you upon your initial appointment. We do as much of the “leg work”
as possible to get you approved and into your new diabetic shoes.
-We are out of network for all other insurance companies at the moment-
Custom Accommodative Orthotics
Custom orthotics are a combination of art and science. Depending
on what you're suffering from, solving your problems relies on
biomechanics, the causation, and your lifestyle.
Guaranteed for 3 Years, Built for 5
Free Appointments and Free Adjustments
The total cost for your custom orthotics will be $395. $245
for the pair and $150 for the casting and foot impression fee.
When making an orthotic there are hundreds of types of materials that can be used with varying levels of quality. We at Tenni-Moc’s Shoe Store source only the highest quality of materials able to withstand the forces and stresses of gravity and the human body without failing. Once we get all of our materials in, we do a rigorous quality check on each piece. We verify the thickness that was ordered, the durometer (hardness/
softness) of the material, as well as visual inspection for imperfections. We can not stress quality enough because in this industry, many of the orthotic manufacturers are focused on their margins over quality, using cheap materials that make them more and help you less.
Custom orthotics are only a part of the solution and have to work in unison with your shoes. When making an orthotic, the recipe (or combination of materials) is vital to the overall satisfaction of you, the customer! When talking about the construction of a custom orthotic, we have to consider what you are wearing them with. An insert is only a part of the solution and has to work hand in hand with your footwear. So when making a custom orthotic, what types of shoes you wear is equally important to solving a problem. Men’s footwear is built with an average depth across all categories, so making orthotics for men is fairly easy when considering the thickness. For women, making the proper thickness is slightly trickier simply because women’s footwear varies greatly in depth as well as the use of combination lasts. At Tenni-Moc’s Shoe Store, we figure out what you need and what is best for each situation.