Instruction is provided by working professionals with solid academic credentials who take an active interest in students and their careers.
Richard Bosch received an Honours Bachelor of Kinesiology Degree in 1995 and began his apprenticeship in Pedorthics where he assessed, fabricated and dispensed custom foot orthoses, and modified footwear as well as fitted custom and stock footwear. He achieved the designation of Certified Pedorthic Technician (Canada) in 1996, and Certified Pedorthist (Canada) in 1999. In September of 2000, Richard and business partner Tarja Shipston opened Stride Orthopaedics & Footwear, allowing them to expand the services they were able to provide to the people of Thunder Bay and the surrounding region. Richard is a Past-President of the Pedorthic Association of Canada and continues to serve as a member of the Insurance and Government Relations Committee and the Education Committee.
Linda Deschamps has been active in the Pedorthic community for over 20 years. She graduated with her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from Waterloo University (Co-op program), and has been active with the Pedorthic Association of Canada where she held several chair positions. Linda was initially a franchised Pedorthic owner, then a Canadian shoe company owner, and then once again a new Pedorthic clinic owner. She has been an instructor with the DiplomaProgram in Pedorthics since its inception. Linda currently teaches the “Footwear and Footwear Modifications” course online and remains active in her hometown of Kingston, both through Pedorthic education and within the sporting community.
Jennifer Gould graduated from the University of Waterloo with an Honours Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and began her internship in Pedorthics in 1995 with Pedorthic Services. She became a Certified Pedorthic Technician in 1997, and became a Certified Pedorthist of Canada in 1999. Jennifer has been working at the University of Western Ontario in the Fowler Kennedy Sport Medicine clinic since 1998 where she has been able to focus on sport injuries and orthopaedic conditions. She has also been working with patients in a community based clinic since 2003. Jennifer has been involved with the Western pedorthics program since 2001, and currently teaches the Pathomechanics course as well as often supervising the clinical practicum for students. She is an active member of the Education Committee for the Pedorthic Association of Canada and served as their Education Director from 2004-2007.
Lisa Irish is often found indulging her passion for pedorthic education at conferences and educational institutions across North America, as a lecturer and workshop leader as well as a student. She has owned and operated a clinical pedorthic practice, a central fabrication lab, and a pedorthic consulting business during her career, and currently practices in Burlington, Ontario. Lisa has worked extensively with the Pedorthic Association of Canada as a board member, committee member, conference organizer and frequent conference presenter. Lisa has been an instructor in the Diploma Program in Pedorthics at the University of Western Ontario since it began. She obtained her B.Sc. in Kinesiology from the University of Waterloo, immediately started training as a pedorthist, and has continued that training for well over 20 years.
Jordanna Jones graduated from Western with her Honors Kinesiology degree in 2004 and was accepted into the Pedorthics diploma program for the following September. Jordana completed her practicum placements at BioPed Footcare Centre in London where she currently manages two locations. In addition, Jordana received her Canadian Certified Pedorthist designation in 2005 and has been an active member of the education committee. Jordana is co-instructor for PEDS 6002 and enjoys supervising students of the Pedorthic program, and sharing relevant experiences with current and prospective students.
Brian Stoodley graduated from Career Canada College in 1994 with a diploma in Orthopaedic Technology and was introduced to the field of Pedorthics in 1995. In 1997 he obtained his Pedorthic Technician Canada certification and in 2000 obtained the Certified Pedorthist Canada certification. He has the experience of working within the Orthopaedic clinic of the QEII Health Sciences Centre, the Pedorthic clinic of the NS Rehab Centre and the private pedorthic business sector which has provided invaluable perspective to his teachings. Brian owns Biotech Orthotic Design Inc. focusing on central fabrication services for custom foot orthoses however also holds clinical practice at various Family Practice Medical Clinics. Through 2007-2008 although already certified, Brian enjoyed his learning experience while challenging the University of Western Ontario Pedorthics Program. He is a past president of the Pedorthic Association of Canada, sits on the board of directors for the College of Pedorthics of Canada and continues to be a committee member for both PAC and the CPC in regard to various portfolios. Brian has acted as the assistant instructor for PEDS6011 however currently serves as the main instructor for PEDS6003
Please note: Course instructors are subject to change.