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Orthotics and custom fitting for skiers, athletes, trades people and everyday footwear
Experienced custom foot support experts for over thirty years in the St. Paul – Minneapolis metro area
The FootLab grew from our decade’s long work with skiers. The human foot is simply not designed to function properly in an inflexible ski boot at 30, 40 or even 50mph. The loads that the foot is subjected to under those circumstances are tremendous. Our background as ski instructors and ski boot fitters allowed us to intimately evaluate the merit of the various support systems on the market and develop our own support system that markedly improved the performance of skiers of all ability levels.
The move from skiers to athletes, trades people, the general public and their everyday footwear was a natural evolution to our foot support journey
Skiers, as a group, are active in many other sports. Our skier clients were runners, soccer players, golfers, football players, baseball players, construction workers and trades people. Once they experienced the performance and support improvements from improved ski boot support, they looked for the same benefits in their general footwear.
The development our general footwear pedorthic department included the long process of accreditation of our practitioners as Certified Pedorthists (CPeds) by the American Board for Certification.
The FootLab is operated by Brad and Katelyn Nelson. Certified Pedorthists from the American Board for Certification, members of the Pedorthic Footcare Association, licensed Pedorthists by State of Minnesota. The FootLab does not accept insurance but FootLab orthotics are covered by, and FootLab accepts, HSA and Flex Spending accounts.