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Diabetic shoes are sometimes referred to as extra depth, therapeutic shoes or Sugar Shoes. They are specially designed shoes, or shoe inserts, intended to reduce the risk of skin breakdown in diabetics with existing foot disease.
ABC Certified Pedorthist. Gregory C. Bardley attended the Robert Palmer Institute of Biomechanics in Indiana for his pre-cert course work along with completing his 1,000 hour residency with one of the major O&P companies in the nation. In the early years of his career in the O&P field Greg worked as an orthotic technician in the central
ABC Certified Pedorthist. Gregory C. Bardley attended the Robert Palmer Institute of Biomechanics in Indiana for his pre-cert course work along with completing his 1,000 hour residency with one of the major O&P companies in the nation. In the early years of his career in the O&P field Greg worked as an orthotic technician in the central fabrication lab manufacturing custom foot orthotics along with performing various shoe modifications (Heel Lifts, Wedges, Flares to name a few). After a few years as a Lab Technician. Greg went on to Practice as a C-Ped for the next four years. Greg is equipped with a bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Management, and a Master’s degree in Organizational Leadership. Greg also obtained his certification/license from the International Sports Sciences Association and is a ISSA Certified Personal Trainer. Greg has over 16 plus years of customer service experience and 11 plus years of management experience in both retail and corporate settings which makes him a very well rounded clinician.
A Pedorthist is an allied health professional who manufactures, fits, modifies and provides patients with foot orthoses and shoes. Pedorthists play an important role on the healthcare team. An ABC Certified Pedorthist (peh-DOR-thist) or C.Ped. is a health care professional specifically educated and trained to manage comprehensive pedorthic patient care. This includes patient assessment, formulation of a treatment plan, implementation of the treatment plan, follow-up and practice management. Pedorthic care includes patient evaluation, and the design, fabrication, fitting, modification, maintenance and repair of pedorthic devices for the prevention or amelioration of painful and/or disabling conditions that originate at the ankle or below.
A Certified Pedorthist can assist in: Alleviating painful or debilitating conditions of the lower limb; Accommodation of foot deformities; Re-alignment of anatomical structures; Redistribution of external and internal forces; Improvement of balance; Control of biomechanical functions and, Enhancement of the actions or limbs compromised as a result of accident, congenital deformity, neural condition, or disease.
Here at Amari P&O LLC we offer services that help alleviate painful conditions of the lower limbs , Improvement of balance and control of biomechanical function, We also assist in the improvement of mobility as a result of sports, accident, congenital deformity, neural condition, or disease.
Our goal is to improve and maintain your overall health and to empower you with an understanding of your condition and wellness plan. Let's get started today on restoring the rhythm to your capabilities.
Our custom orthotics are made using both 3D scanning & plaster casting techniques that are designed to align the foot and ankle alleviating undue stress.
Trained to provide off the shelf bracing options. Amari specializes in custom gauntlets/Arizona Bracing
Trained to provide a wide array of post operative footwear and injury solutions so we can assess and fit you with the appropriate style of post-op shoes or boots.
Highly trained and specialized in orthopedic footwear to accommodate structural deformities of the feet and lower leg. This service also includes modifications to existing shoes to accommodate leg length discrepancies. (heel lifts, wedges, flares etc.)
Highly trained and specialized in orthopedic footwear to accommodate structural deformities of the feet and lower leg.
An inflammation of a thick band of tissue that connects the heel bone to the toes. The inflamed tissue runs across the bottom of the foot. Symptoms include stabbing pain near the heel. Pain might be worst in the morning.
Plantar fasciitis can often be healed naturally through structural support provided by custom foot orthotics and appropriate footwear.
Appropriate footwear can help athletes avoid or mitigate foot injuries. Footwear can also play a major role in rehabilitation and recovery. Credentialed pedorthists play a significant role on an athlete's health care team because they specialize in shoes and foot orthoses. Foot injuries can be underdiagnosed or difficult to recognize simply because the foot has so many parts – 26 bones, plus ligaments, joints, tendons and muscles – that can be injured. A credentialed pedorthist, working with a medical doctor, can be of unique assistance by focusing on the foot, orthosis and shoe as a unit.
By modifying a shoe, a credentialed pedorthist can make it possible for an athlete to wear the appropriate bandaging, bracing or other footwear devices that a doctor may prescribe to facilitate healing.
When arthritis strikes joints in the foot, walking can become difficult and painful – and a decrease in ambulatory capacity ultimately affects the rest of the body. The effect is compounded if arthritis also affects other joints. When painful arthritis attacks a joint such as the hip or spine, for example, people try to compensate by standing, walking or sitting differently. This changes the distribution of their body weight, which in turn affects their feet
Pedorthics uses shoe and foot orthoses to accommodate change, improve function and/or relieve pain. A credentialed pedorthist is qualified by education and experience to make, modify and fit shoes and to fabricate and fit orthoses according to a doctor's prescription. Pedorthic results can sometimes be immediately apparent. Other times, positive results come with wearing the appropriate shoe or orthosis properly, over time.
Diabetes can increase a person's risk of having foot problems. Since the extreme consequence is amputation, foot care for someone with diabetes becomes a daily priority. Diabetes frequently results in neuropathy, or nerve damage, in the feet. Nerve damage can lead to loss of sensation, leaving a patient unable to feel pain, heat or cold. The longer a patient has diabetes, the greater the likelihood of developing the problem.
As the footwear specialist on the health care team, a credentialed pedorthist works toward long-term maintenance of healthy feet and prevention of foot damage. Measuring a patient's feet, evaluating footwear, and making sure new footwear - including orthoses - fits properly allows the credentialed pedorthist to help prevent diabetic complications by educating the patient and communicating potential problems to the doctor.
Metatarsalgia (met-uh-tahr-SAL-juh) is a condition in which the ball of your foot becomes painful and inflamed. You might develop it if you participate in activities that involve running and jumping. There are other causes as well, including foot deformities and shoes that are too tight or too loose.
The use of metatarsal pads in many shapes and sizes has been the most common method of custom orthotics and in-shoe adjustment tested to relieve metatarsalgia symptoms. A metatarsal pad, placed behind the forefoot contact area, supports the metatarsal shafts and relieves pressure under one or all of the metatarsal heads. The more ground reaction force (GRF) that is shifted proximally to the metatarsal necks, the less force there is on the metatarsal heads.
A heel spur or bone spur is a bony growth that pokes out from the bottom of your heel, where your heel bone connects to the ligament running between your heel and the ball of your foot (the plantar fascia). Heel spurs and plantar fasciitis are related conditions but they're not the same.
Heel Spurs are a reaction to stress and inflammation caused by plantar fasciitis. Over time your body responds to the stress by building extra bone tissue. This extra tissue becomes a heel spur. Most people don’t feel pain from their heel spur, but when they do, the pain is like plantar fasciitis pain.
There are three types of LLD: structural, functional and environmental. The structural or anatomic type is due to a difference in the actual length of the tibia or femur. This may be of congenital, post-trauma or post-surgery etiology as LLD commonly occurs following hip or knee replacement.
The Gait Analysis process is part of a full Pedorthic assessment. When you come for your initial assessment with our ABC Certified Pedorthist, be prepared by bringing the prescription from the referring professional along with your work shoes or the shoes that you would wear for exercise or daily activities,
Patients may be eligible through health insurance for partial or full reimbursement for orthotics/footwear prescribed to accommodate or alleviate medical conditions.
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Office Number: 636-685-0169
Office Cell: 636-485-2992
1405 Jungermann Road, Saint Peters, Missouri 63376, United States
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