Pedorthic treatment is routinely prescribed to restore function, ease pain, prevent further pain or damage, and/or improve mobility.
Brown's Enterprises staffs a Certified Pedorthist, Chad Brown. Chad works with area physicians, podiatrists, chiropractors, orthopedic surgeons, endocrinologists and physical therapists who refer their patients. We provide this free service to work closely with the medical community to fulfill prescriptions and to best accommodate our customers.
With only 60 plus such facilities in the United States, our stores remain uniquely qualified to provide this specialized footwear assistance.
MEET OUR PEDORTHIST
CHAD BROWN, C. PED.
Chad’s career with Brown’s Enterprises officially started in May of 2000 at Brown’s Shoe Center in Washington, MO. Quickly developing an interest in pedorthics, he attended Oklahoma State and Ball State Universities, receiving his certification in 2002. Chad is currently fulfilling footwear prescription needs at our New Balance St. Louis store in Creve Coeur. Chad is also skilled at shoe modifications and refurbishes custom orthoses for store customers.
RANDY BROWN, C. PED. (RETIRED)
Randy earned a B.S. degree in 1971 and a M.S. degree in 1973 from the University of Central Missouri. He is a former Trooper with the Missouri State Highway Patrol from 1974 to 1979. After entering the family footwear business, Brown’s Enterprises, Randy attended Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago for his pedorthic education, and was certified as a Pedorthist in 1993. A past instructor at East Central College in Union, MO and Oklahoma State University, Okmulgee, OK., Randy continues to manage a pedorthic staff of six and a company of ninety.
~REMEMBERING FONDLY~ JIM POUNDS, CUSTOM SHOE-MAKER 1922-2006
Jim Pounds joined Brown’s Enterprises in 1995, following an extensive career in the shoe industry. His creative talents and worldwide experience in color, design, and the art of shoe making later supported his passion to create his own designs and shoe modifications. He opened Brown’s first footwear laboratory working with C.Ped apprentice Chad Brown.
Nothing gave Jim more pleasure than knowing his work had helped someone to a healthier lifestyle. As an accomplished jazz musician, Jim brought even more smiles to people’s faces. At Brown’s Enterprises we continue to keep his memory and mission alive with the Jim Pounds … the Beat Goes On award, presented periodically to a staff member who exemplifies Jim’s caring and can-do attitude.