Noah: Welcome to DC2Be Revolution. Helping chiropractic students think big in order to live large. I’m your host Noah Volz and today I’m here with Dr. David Wedemeyer. He's a chiropractor and a certified pedorthist who created Sole Solutions lab to create a uniform standard in orthotic dispensing among allied health fields. What is a pedorthist and why did you become one?
Dr. Wedemeyer: I started my practice in Newport Beach, California and right away I started looking at gait and feet. Back in 2000 there was no road map for a guy like me. I made friends with podiatrists and started learning from them. I didn’t have a lot of time until work comp failed. Then I started looking more and more into orthotics in the industry and found out that there was a program called the Medicare diabetic therapeutic shoe bill. It takes at-risk diabetics with uncontrolled type 2 diabetes and helps them find footwear solutions. No one knew this at the time but Medicare's rules allowed someone with a little bit of training to become a supplier. I went to the local Foot and Ankle orthopedist and started getting referrals to supply these patients with the proper insoles.
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