According to Wikipedia: A pedorthist is a professional who has specialized training to modify footwear and employ supportive devices to address conditions which affect the feet and lower limbs. They are trained in the assessment of lower limb anatomy and biomechanics, and the appropriate use of corrective footwear – including shoes, shoe modifications and other pedorthic devices. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pedorthist)
I went to see someone who has been doing that work for 60 years and is still actively engaged and discovering things anew.
Here was the person Dr. Feldenkrais described during our training. Someone so skilled in analyzing the wear of the footwear, he could immediately diagnose the problem at hand.
In my case it was crippling intense pain in my left heel, from plantar fascitis. And it wasn’t getting better, despite chiropractic adjustments, Feldenkrais lessons and and the purchase of an orthotic.
Almost immediately after finding the right footwear and modifying it to my foot,I felt immediate relief. I was out of pain instantly. And it has continued to improve since I saw him 2 days earlier.
Here is a true professional dedicated to honing his craft and finding pleasure in what he was doing 60 years later. To me this is truly amazing!