BA, C. PED (C) - OWNER/CEO, CANADIAN CERTIFIED PEDORTHIST
Sean graduated from the University of Calgary in 1994, and began working in the field of Pedorthics in 1996. Sean competed in Track and Field at a Varsity level for 4 years. An Achilles rupture in 2001 necessitated a switch from weekend warrior to coaching. He worked for several years developing and implementing a sprint program for the Kelowna Track and Field team, working with several university and provincial level athletes. In 2003, he was named a National Team coach for the Special Olympics World Summer Games in Dublin Ireland.
Sean’s Pedorthic experience began in a technical shoe store in Calgary in 1992, fitting shoes for the orthotist who worked on site. After graduating from University he began his pedorthic apprenticeship with Kintec Orthotics attaining his Certified Pedorthic Technician and Certified Pedorthist designations quickly taking on management of the Surrey satellite clinic. He worked in a busy Kelowna clinic for 7 years before going into practice with Lise at Orthoquest. He enjoys all areas of Pedorthics including gait analysis, biomechanical assessment, orthotic fabrication, shoe modification and custom orthopaedic shoes. In 2007, he completed a 120 hour course on Custom bootmaking in central Oregon. Sean is actively pursuing his Master Craftsman designation while working with other members of the Honourable Cordwainer’s Company (A non-profit, educational Trade Guild of bootmakers and shoemakers.)
Sean focuses on clear communication and patient education in order to provide an effective treatment plan for his patients. Asking that one extra question often reveals a solution to a chronic problem that has resisted textbook treatment regimes. He has a special interest in running biomechanics and working with clients requiring footwear modification.