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Certified Pedorthist by the Pedorthic Footwear Association in Nashville, Tennessee Print E-mail

For 45 years of working as a pedorthist I find my dedication and care for my clients' needs mean the most to me.

Changing peoples lives is the most satisfying and rewarding part of my life.

I present my certification notice to let you know my credentials are true and factual. You have finally found a trusted Pedorthic specialist that you can count on to assist you with your foot health.

When your car develops a problem, a light may indicate the malfunction. Unfortunately, the human body's warning signal -- pain -- may come long after damage is done.

"That is the way it is with your feet," says Jack Jensen, owner of Jensen Shoes in Nashville, TN.

"The average person does not do something until it is really bad. If only I could get people to be proactive and learn to take care of their feet," laments Jensen, a board-certified pedorthist who has been in the shoe business for four decades. He launched Jensen Shoes in 1965.
"We dramatically change people's lives."

The highly qualified professionals at Jensen Shoes are trained to handle challenging foot disorders, from plantar fasciitis to heel spurs to bunions to hammertoes. Accident victims and sufferers of arthritic feet have found relief in Jensen comfort shoes and orthotics. Diabetics turn to Jensen's even with maladies as serious as open ulcers.

As a pedorthist, Mr. Jensen is an expert at fitting shoes and custom-molded shoe inserts designed to prevent or correct a problem such as foot pain.


Mr.  Jack Jensen's Portrait

In the case of Jensen's custom shoe inserts are designed to hold the foot in what Jack calls "the neutral position," neither pronated nor supinated. "The most important function of our shoes are: They have enough medial and lateral control to hold the foot in the neutral position."

That is what most orthotics do not do. If the foot is not neutral, nothing good ever happens," he says. A pronated foot rolls inward when walking or running and does not properly pass the weight evenly over the foot, creating a bio mechanical problem that stresses the foot and lower leg. The knee and hip are affected as well because of the inward rotation of the leg. A supinated foot has a curved, highly arched profile. Both can be a problem and create a painful situation to develop.

"Medicine and off the shelf orthotics treat the symptoms rather than the cause. The cause is the feet don't have the kind of support and control they should have," he says. "Most orthotics are made, and then the patient is told to go find a shoe. Well, that's an impossibility. The only thing that makes sense is to start with the correct shoe first, make the custom shoe inserts to go with it. Then you have a workable combination."

In fact, Jensen says ill-fitted orthotics can actually damage the foot. For example, a hard orthotic can weaken the foot, because the orthotic is so rigid the the muscles do not work. "After time, the muscles atrophy because they are not needed," Jack Jensen explains.
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