NPS was founded in 1972 in West Bend, WI as Dennis’ Shoe Repair by Dennis and Beth Janisse. The shoe repair business grew and eventually became two family shoe stores with an emphasis on proper shoe selection, fit and comfort.
Before long, Dennis’ Shoes had earned such a good reputation that physicians across southeastern Wisconsin were recommending the store to their patients with painful foot conditions. Before long, both Dennis and Beth completed the process to become Board Certified Pedorthists and began filling prescriptions for special footwear, shoe modifications and custom foot orthoses.
In the late 1980’s, at the request of their referring physicians, The Pedorthic Center (as it was then known) moved to Milwaukee to better serve their ever-growing patient base. Before long, a second office was opened in South Milwaukee. The name was changed again to National Pedorthic Services once satellite locations were opened in Houston, TX, Chicago, IL and and Rochester, NY. The operation grew to eventually include offices in Madison, Fond du Lac and Green Bay, WI; Muncie and Indianapolis, IN, and St. Louis, MO.
In the 1990’s, through a partnership with P.W. Minor, NPS was heavily involved in providing pre-certification Pedorthic education utilizing a state-of-the-art education facility and hands-on lab in the Milwaukee corporate headquarters. For most of that decade, roughly half of all newly certified pedorthists had received their training from NPS. For the last thirty years, NPS practitioners have been active in the pedorthic community providing post-certification pedorthic and orthotic education and speaking at conferences and symposia around the world. NPS is, and always will be, committed to helping the greater pedorthic community.
Until 2020 NPS’ focus was and still is on professional care and personal attention in our Brookfield and Madison, WI offices. Helping people alleviate their foot pain and return to healthy, active, productive lives remains our top commitment.
In August 2020, Dr. Janisse went into private practice at his new location in West Bend.
Dennis J. Janisse, C.Ped.