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Orthopedic Shoe Modification

Physician's Footwear store

‘Physician's Footwear’ offers personal service and top quality products, with the promise that we will work to achieve your comfort.

Dr. David J. Levine, together with his staff, is uniquely qualified to manage this service, being certified as both a podiatrist and a pedorthist (a specialist, trained to design, fit and modify shoes).


You don’t have to sacrifice fashion for comfort. ‘Physician's Footwear’ casual, dress and athletic styles are engineered for support and alignment, and are hand-crafted from a variety of fine-grade leathers that cradle your feet softly.

Sizes range from extra-narrow to extra-wide, in quality brands, such as SAS, Haflinger and Brooks, a recognized leader in athletic shoe technology. ‘Physician's Footwear’ has specialty styles, such as 100% boiled wool clogs with a built-in arch support and a wide toe area.

Arch Supports

Over-the-counter arch supports offer a less costly alternative to customization. By measuring the foot, an appropriately sized support can be fitted to a shoe of any type — from slim dress styles to work boots.

Compression Stockings

Compression and support stockings provide relief from edema (swelling), varicose veins, poor circulation, or tired and aching legs. JOBST medical legwear combines comfort, health and style in specially knit hosiery that massages muscles and improves circulation.

Foot Aids

There are numerous products in the ‘Physician's Footwear’ store that afford relief for problem-prone feet, such as corn protectors and a variety of pads that cushion and shield sensitive areas. ‘Physician's Footwear’ also offers a variety of foot creams and lotions, specially formulated for problems like dry, cracking skin, foot odor and perspiration.

Professional Shoe Fitting

Since every foot is a different shape, there is no “one size fits all.” Modifying and customizing shoes to control the environment of the foot is often the simple answer to a painful problem.

The certified pedorthists at ‘Physician's Footwear’, Matthew Meitzler and Carole Morris, are trained to find the best shoe and optimum fit for your foot. They can fit you for arch supports, or fabricate custom orthoses that are made on site in our own orthotic laboratory. We guarantee our services 100% and stand behind our products, replacing guess-work with a fit that is based on precise measurement and customization.

‘Physician's Footwear’ staff is certified to fill footwear prescriptions from any physician, and to design orthoses that offer relief from an array of foot and ankle problems. An orthosis is made to precise measurements from a cast impression of the foot. Various materials are used, from soft and moldable to firm, depending upon the shoe and the needs and level of activity of the person needing the orthosis. This type of modification achieves an unparalleled fit, eliminating gaps and pressure points, and improving and supporting positions that allow the foot to function normally and help to control the motion of the joints.

Three pairs of custom multidensity foot orthoses are also covered by Medicare for individuals with diabetes who qualify to participate in the program. You can download the certificate of medical necessity (CMN) that must be signed by your primary care physician, in order to obtain insurance coverage for your shoes.
Download the certificate of medical necessity.

Anyone can bring shoes to ‘Physician’s Footwear’ for repair or modification.

Medicare Therapeutic Shoe Program

‘Physician’s Footwear’ participates in this Medicare program, which allows individuals who are diagnosed with diabetes (and who meet certain criteria) to obtain one pair of shoes per year.

Orthopedic Shoe Modification

‘Physician’s Footwear’ offers the only orthopedic shoe repair service in the Frederick, MD, area by a staff member trained in specialized repair techniques. Our shoe technician, Chris Logan, works in the fully equipped on-site shoe laboratory; so, modifications are quick and convenient. Something as simple as a lift in the shoe can provide an effective solution. Inlays and inserts add support or alleviate strain.


Appointments are not necessary at ‘Physician’s Footwear’. Anyone is welcome to visit during regular business hours, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m.

Customizing the fit of the shoe can often solve the foot problem. We offer the only orthopedic and shoe repair service in the Frederick area. A staff member, trained in specialized repair techniques, is available.

Orthopedic shoe sole extension
Orthopedic shoe heel extension

•  Leg length discrepancy.

•  S/P surgery, scoliosis, back or hip pain.

Can be done to almost any type of shoe.

Orthopedic shoe external lateral counter
Orthopedic shoe external lateral counter
Orthopedic shoe external medial counter

•  Severe lateral or medial shoe wear.

•  Tibial or calcaneal varum (lateral).

•  Posterior tibial tendon dysfunction (medial).

•  Charcot arthropathic deformity.

Orthopedic shoe rocker sole


•  Ankle arthritis or S/P fusion.

•  Hallux rigidus.

•  Forefoot ulceration.

•  Partial foot amputation.

Orthopedic shoe lace to toe


•  Chronic edema.

•  Hammer toes.

Can be changed to Velcro for easy on and off.

‘Physician’s Footwear’

63 Thomas Johnson Drive,

Suite C,

Frederick, MD 21702.

Tel: 301-696-0600

E-mail: physiciansfootwear@fmh.org

Fax: 301-696-8872


Elevation (sole extension)


Rocker sole

Lace to toe

‘Physician’s Footwear’

63 Thomas Johnson Drive, Suite C,

Frederick, MD 21702.

Tel: 301-696-0600