Ambulatory Footwear®

Custom Made Footwear and Orthotics in West Hamilton


About Us

Meet the Team! The experts at Ambulatory Footwear® in Dundas are here to assist you with your footwear and foot care needs!

Phil Watson

C. Ped (C), COFS

Phil Watson started working in the field of custom–made footwear in 1973. He attended the Pedorthic Program at Ballstate University in 1981 and 1982. After completing the program, Watson spent three years teaching, designing and implementing a number of shoe projects in southern Africa.

In 1988, Watson was accredited with the designation of Certified Orthopedic Footwear Specialist (COFS) in the designing and making of custom-made orthopedic footwear. He is registered with the College of Pedorthics of Canada as a COFS as well as C. Ped (C).

Watson is also a placement supervisor for the Diploma in Pedorthics Program at the University of Western Ontario.

In addition to his contribution to the clinical team in Dundas, Watson also conducts weekly clinics at the Inflammatory & Mechanical Foot Disorder Clinic in Hamilton and the Gane Yohs Health Centre in Ohsweken.


Shari Schroeder

Part-time pedorthic consultant

Shari Schroeder graduated on the Dean’s List from the University of Western Ontario with an honours degree, which included a specialization in Athletic Therapy. A summer job after graduating from Western turned into the establishment of a Pedorthic practice in 1991.

Schroeder achieved her American Certified Pedorthist (C. Ped) designation in 1992. In 1996, she created Foot Works Pedorthic Services. In 2001, in response to the ever-changing insurance regulations, Schroeder also achieved her Canadian Certified Pedorthist (C. Ped (C)) designation.

Schroeder is a certified member of the Pedorthic Association of Canada, the College of Pedorthics of Canada, the American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics and Pedorthics and the Pedorthic Footwear Association.