T he Pedorthic Research Foundation of Canada (PRFC) is a Canadian based charitable foundation dedicated to the advancement of scholarly research supporting best-practices in the field of pedorthics. Pedorthics is a health care profession concerned with the biomechanics and lower extremity which utilizes orthoses, footwear and supportive devices to address conditions which affect the feet and lower limbs.

The mandate of the PRFC is to provide financial assistance for research which seeks to further academic, clinical and laboratory evidence-based pedorthics (specifically that pertaining to lower extremity biomechanics, foot and ankle orthoses, footwear and footwear modifications). This support will be open to all researchers at recognized academic university institutions.

Board of Directors

Maclean_GradonMaclean Graydon – Chair (2010-present)




Reed_FerberDr. Reed Ferber – Vice Chair (2010-present)




Kathleen Klement – Secretary/Treasurer (2019-present)




Dr. Michael Ryan (2016-present)




Kelly Robb (2018-present)



Scientific Review Committee

The scientific review panel will evaluate all eligible proposals and create a shortlist. This panel is comprised of academics and health care professionals with intimate knowledge and expertise in a myriad of relevant areas. The panel will make a recommendation for funding to the PRFC Board of Directors in accordance with the evaluation criteria set forth in RFP.

  • Karl Heinz-Schott
  • Corrie Weames, C. Ped (C)
  • Anne Putnam, C. Ped (C)
  • Dr. Steven Mann
  • Dr. Breanne Everett
  • Dr. Christopher MacLean