Meet Shane Hayes, Master Pedorthist & CEO
Shane is a Nationally Honored, Board Certified Pedorthist and Orthotic Fitter. He has been serving the greater Seattle area through his facility, for over 40 years. He was honored with the most prestigious award in the Pedorthic Profession, the Seymour Lefton Award in recognition of his distinguished career.
Shane is our namesake and one of the world’s leading experts in the pedorthic industry. He holds several medical certifications: Board Certified Pedorthist (both ABC & BOC) Certified Orthotic Fitter (BOC) and Orthopedic Shoe Technician. Additionally, he is CEO of "Shane's Foot Comfort Center", President of Elen Orthotech and Success Strategies, National Pedorthic Consultant to Brooks Sports, Inc., and is dedicated to the Pedorthic profession, as well as the healing and proper ambulation of people with foot problems everywhere.
Shane Hayes has the distinction of being the only Board Certified Pedorthist published in the "Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA)" and co-authored, "Clinical Trial of Footwear in Patients with Diabetes". He has published works in "Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise", "Journal of Rehabilitation", and "Research & Development and Diabetes Care". Shane participated in studies such as "The Effectiveness of Diabetes Therapeutic Footwear", "Clinical Trial of Footwear in Patients with Diabetes", "CAD/CAM Foot Orthoses and Proper Footwear", and many others. Shane often lectures around the country on different topics and has designed a software program for our industry.
Shane has also served his profession in a multitude of aspects. He was the President of the "National Pedorthic Footcare Association", "National Congressional Consultant for PFA", "National PFA Symposium Chairman", a Faculty Member of "The American Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Society's Ambulatory Foot Care Course", and served as Consultant and Staff Member to the following Foot And Ankle Clinics: Virginia Mason Clinic, Physicians Hospital Services at Cabrini, University of Washington Hospital, Providence Hospital and Harborview Hospital. He was a PFA Board Member for 10 years, and has served as a Pedorthic Consultant to the following companies: Brooks Sports, Safeet, Inc., Orthofeet, Inc., Bite Golf, Inc. and Amfit, Inc. to name a few.
In the athletic world, he’s a consultant and spokesman for Brooks Sports, where he has been influential in bringing technologically advanced footwear to the pedorthic market. Hayes has authored numerous articles for medical and trade journals, including a chapter in the new pedorthic textbook. Currently in addition to his busy Seattle practice, he serves the PFA's Council on Pedorthic Education and PFA's Literature Review Committee and is a regular contributor to Current Pedorthic Magazine.
So, whether you come in and have a pair of shoes properly fitted by one of our fantastic salespeople, or you need the expertise of a one of a kind pedorthist, we welcome you to our family.