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Vale to My Mum on June 7 2014. Mum – Phil had the best life and died at 92 years and 6 months.

My mum was typical of so many clients I see. As a daughter I was probably typical of so many daughters, sons and carers that I see as a pedorthist.

  • We all want the best for our loved ones
  • Our loved ones have the right to have choice and a responsibility to themselves – the situation at point here being: choice of footwear and the risk of falls, wounds, sore toes or painful balls of the feet to name a few
  • We just have to be so caring and walk with our loved ones – honest, kind and patient!

At Happy Feet Pedorthics we assess and fit people for footwear with the aim of reduced pain, more safety, more mobility and more comfort. We aim for people to wear the “best shoes for them” for most of the time.


This can be very challenging for the client, the carers and the pedorthist at times! Client responses can be:

  • I don’t like them ………………..
  • I know they are the better shoes for me but ………………
  • I wouldn’t want to spend the money ………..
  • I couldn’t wear them …..
  • Oh yes, I had a fall last week but I would rather ………

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During my working week my mantra is to do as I do, to do as I say. AND, I also own up to the fact that on the weekend I do as I like! That is I wear the shoes I like, feel fantastic in, party on and often suffer on my feet afterwards.

I am making choices, which is my right and my responsibility. The tricky part is – that as we get older, if we don’t make some wise choices – the choice can be taken out of our hands. This is because of our falls risk or because of the duty of care, if and when we are cared for by others. Repeatedly at Happy Feet Pedorthics I listen to the forthright determined client and see the anxious, worried and loving family member who wants the best for their loved one. Such is the dilemma!

So at Happy Feet Pedorthics we:

  • Give our clients time to consider their options
  • Provide opportunity to discuss options with loved ones
  • Make recommendations as a result of the assessment and fitting we have made
  • Offer payment flexibility to meet clients specific circumstances
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We ensure that we work with the clients and their loved ones or carers to achieve the best pedorthic footwear available. In most cases our clients are pleasantly surprised and very pleased with the choices offered by Happy Feet Pedorthics. Here’s to Happy Feet!

Clare Nelson
Certified Pedorthist, CM AU

Our registered business name is Crispin Cobblings. Crispin or Crispian legend has it as, the patron saint of shoemaking and Cobblings from the art cobbling. In the beginning we traded simply as Crispin Cobblings. Along the way then it was Crispin Cobblings trading as Extra Depth Footwear-North West. The story evolved to Extra Depth Footwear @ Happy Feet Pedorthics and now 2015 the story is all about Happy Feet Pedorthics!

We are celebrating Pedorthics at Happy Feet Pedorthics!
Our service is centred on our clients, and our referrers.

  • We manage our opening times, clinic dates, professional development days, client files, purchasing routines and the making of shoes, orthotics, repairs and modifications to provide our best service in the timeliest manner for our clients.
  • This said, at times things can go astray, and when this happens I thank you for your patience. Be assured the team at Happy Feet is working with you.
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If you need assistance please speak to one of our team members

At Happy Feet Pedorthics our pre-fabricated medical footwear range is broad for the range of our clients’ needs.

  • Our range includes shoes from Drew, Durea, PW Minor, DB, Finn, Adour, Gadean, Piedro, Propet and Surefit.
  • We continue to work with our suppliers to order and receive client orders in a timely manner.
  • We are always on the lookout for “new” products to meet further client needs.


Celebrating Pedorthics

At Happy Feet Pedorthics our repair and modification service continues to grow along with our orthotic range.

  • Pedorthic modifications and repairs are usually completed within a week and if urgent can be done in less time
  • We make accommodative orthotics, at times with very simple corrective elements, to primarily support and cushion the foot.
  • We also make sensomotoric® orthoses – orthotic devices which utilise the proprioceptive system in the body. This orthotic concept was first published by Lothar Jahrling in Germany. At Happy Feet Pedorthics we work with Karl Schott from Footpower to bring this device to our clients.

At Happy Feet Pedorthics we do fit podiatry devices into our shoes. However as we are not podiatrists we do not make corrective orthotics. We regularly refer to podiatrists for diagnosis and podiatry

Pedorthics is a most exciting field to work in. As pedorthists we know that we make a difference to people attending to daily tasks, living and celebrating their lives. Every day, we have the privilege of listening to stories of how our work here at Happy Feet Pedorthics, leads to our clients having less pain, more safety, more mobility and more comfort in shoes people are happy to wear.

Celebrating Pedorthics

Clare Nelson
Certified Pedorthist, CM AU

Celebrating Pedorthics