Diabetic Shoe Source, Inc.
7362 University Ave NE, Ste 306
Fridley, MN 55432
Mon-Fri, 9AM - 3PM
& by Appointment
Diabetic Shoe Source Staff
Mark Ahlgren, C. Ped, is certified by the American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics and Pedorthics. He is qualified through Medicare, Medica, Ucare, Humana, MN Medical Assistance and other Insurance to assess and fit you for diabetic footwear. He does office fittings as well as in your home for NO CHARGE. (within 60 miles of Twin Cities)
Su-Jin Ahlgren, CFts, is an ABC Certified Fitter-therapeutic shoes. She is a health care professional who is specifically educated and trained to provide non-custom therapeutic shoes and non-custom multi-density inserts. She is trained in patient assessment, formulation of a treatment plan, implementation of the treatment plan, follow-up and practice management.
Roger Van Haaften, CFts, is also an ABC Certified Therapeutic Shoe Fitter. With nearly twenty years of experience Roger is our shoe fitting veteran. He works primarily in the southern and western areas of the Twin Cities, but also enjoys serving clients in the cities and towns of greater southern and western Minnesota - from Albert Lea to Waseca to Mankato, and from Waconia to Arlington to New Prague.
James Lambert, CFts is a board certified therapeutic shoe fitter. He is an expert in fitting diabetic shoes and non custom inserts. James is active in towns like Buffalo, Annandale, Paynesville & Albany. James is energetic and enthusiastic about helping people with their diabetic footwear needs.
What Is A Board Certified Pedorthist (C. PED)? The term Board Certified Pedorthist (C. Ped) describes an individual who has completed a period of internship and training, fulfilled academic requirements, demonstrated professional competency, has completed studies of foot anatomy and pathology, biomechanics, shoe construction and modification. C. Peds have studied foot orthoses fabrication and materials, footwear fitting, and patient/practice management. A Board Certified Pedorthist must abide by Code of Ethics which outlines responsibilities to the patient, the physician, the public and the profession.
What is pedorthics? Pedorthics is the practice of addressing medical conditions related to the lower extremities (i.e., below the knee). Pedorthic devices are splints and braces that can be worn with or without footwear, and footwear that is pedorthically modified. These devices, created by trained and certified pedorthists, aid patients in daily living by preventing or relieving painful and/or disabling conditions.
What does a pedorthist do? Pursuant to a written order/prescription, a pedorthist evaluates a patient's condition, takes measurements and impressions, and creates and properly fits the appropriate pedorthic device(s). Pedorthists are integral to the physical and emotional well-being of patients, providing instruction and training on how to properly use and maintain pedorthic devices.
ABC and BOC Pedorthists are qualified to provide and/or supervise the assessment, treatment plan development and implementation, follow-up and practice management of people using prescribed pedorthic devices and therapeutic footwear. ABC C-Ped's and BOC-Ped's are recognized professionally as having completed a rigorous education and training program that satisfies industry standards.