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, are 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.
United Shoe Retailers Association (USRA) 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.
Founded in 1962 by Grandpa, Sam Lichtenstein, passed on to his Daughter Terry Lichtenstein, and transformed and currently operated by Granddaughter, Alexandra Maltezos. 60 years and 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 footwear and/or 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, as well was importance preventative care to keep you on your feet!
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 up to 3 pairs 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, however we can provide medical receipts for you to submit to your insurance provider for reimbursement-
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 $495. $345
for the pair and $150 for the casting, foot impression, and pressure mapping fee.
HSA / FSA Gladly Accepted
Medical Lifts and other Shoe Modifications (intrinsic and extrinsic)
AFO's and other Bracing available *Within our scope of practice