Nov 6, 2020

9:00 AM – 7:00 PM EST

Missing your PFA fix this November? The PFA Virtual Symposium on November 6, 2020, will provide you with the knowledge you need to advance your career and grow your practice.

General sessions will feature topics ranging from Pedorthic Treatment Protocols to 3-D Printing to Pedorthic Care of the Athlete and everything in between!

There will be networking opportunities, product demonstrations and a spirited trivia game during lunch. So plan to join us for 10 hours of CEU’s and an informative day where you will learn skills you can apply to your practice.

You must register for the event through the PFA at https://www.pedorthics.org/page/PFA_Virtual_Symposium_2020

Speakers

Richard Dubin

CEO, Publisher LER Magazine

Dennis Janisse

C.Ped

Kelly Robb

C.Ped

Jamie Dick

C.Ped

Teresa Alpert

CO, C.Ped

Ray Margiano

PhD

Paul Langer

DPM

Richard G. Rosenberg

C.Ped, CFO

Paul Kesselman

DPM

Matthew Almeida

BOCO, LO, BOCPD, C.Ped, CPA

Agenda

Fireside Chat

Welcome Introduction

November 06, 2020, 09:00 AM – 09:15 AM EST(-05:00)
Matthew Almeida with Richard Dubin
This is an introduction to the PFA virtual Symposium and what you can expect

Talk

Understanding Causes and Management of Partial Foot Amputations

November 06, 2020, 09:15 AM – 10:15 AM EST(-05:00)

Dennis Janisse
Learning Objectives: 1. Explore and help understand the relational behind partial foot amputations. 2. Review and update information on trans-met and toe filler type orthoses. 3. Shoes and shoe modifications appropriate for feet that have amputations. Session description: Partial foot amputations are an unfortunate and avoidable sequelae of diabetes, yet they can and do happen every day. We will discuss different types of partial foot amputations, and pitfalls in the process that we have to deal with in our management. The certified Pedorthist needs to know what options and tools are available for post-amputation care in aiding to prevent further complications. CEU: 1 Scientific

Talk

Pathology Specific/Patient Specific Pedorthic Treatment Protocols

November 06, 2020, 10:15 AM – 11:15 AM EST(-05:00)

Richard G. Rosenberg
Learning Objectives: 1. A greater understanding of specific pathologies beyond the most common 2. Increased confidence in treating a variety of conditions 3. The importance of truly customizing the modality for each patient and their specific condition Session Description: In this session we will review the most common disease related foot and ankle pathologies, injuries related to foot and ankle and post-operative status that can benefit from Pedorthic modalities. The presentation will include a description of the pathology, confirming the diagnosis, the objective for treatment, selection of modality, instructions for cast corrections and modifications. A selection of case studies will be presented. CEU: 1 Scientific

Talk

How Orthotics Can Help the Athlete

November 06, 2020, 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM EST(-05:00)

Teresa Alpert
Learning Objectives: 1. Most common sports related injuries 2. Different orthotic modalities to prevent injuries 3. Research outcomes studies prevention and return to sports Session Description: The most common injuries includes medial tibial stress syndrome, patellofemoral pain, Achilles tendinopathy and plantar fasciitis/plantar heel pain. Lower limb injuries result in lost time from playing sport. Junior high athletes reported 1-3 days out of school due to injuries. Weekend warriors often become week day sufferers. Pedorthist can help optimize sports enthusiasts and reduce the risk of injuries. CEU: 1 Scientific

Talk

21st Century Biomechanics

November 06, 2020, 12:15 PM – 01:15 PM EST(-05:00)

Paul Kesselman
Learning Objectives: 1. Review theories of the past, present and future 2. How these theories impact present and future practice and production 3. The impact of dynamic and monitoring materials on patient compliance Session description: This program will delve into why computer technology has not only revolutionized biomechanics but how digital technology will also impact orthotic and shoe manufacturing. CEU: 1 Scientific

Cocktail Party

Lunch Gathering

November 06, 2020, 01:15 PM – 01:45 PM EST(-05:00)

Lunch and game time

Talk

A “Pickers” History of Footwear

November 06, 2020, 01:45 PM – 02:45 PM EST(-05:00)

Jamie Dick
Learning Objectives 1. Understand history of footwear production 2. Gain knowledge of current companies 3. Develop understanding of industry history Session description: A “fun” presentation with actual, old, collectible signs and other items such as Buster Brown, Red Goose, New Balance footwear, etc., with description of history of many companies and their products going back to the 19th century. CEU: 1 Business

Talk

Advancing Pedorthics in Today’s Market

November 06, 2020, 02:45 PM – 03:45 PM EST(-05:00)
Ray Margiano
Learning Objectives 1. Expanding Pedorthic Market Base 2. Pedorthics as lower cost option in today’s rising health cost issue 3. How to grow your Pedorthic Business Session description: Moving the Pedorthic practitioner from the lab to a business model needed for today and tomorrow. Most people do not even know what a pedorthists is or that they even exist. Yet a properly training Pedorthist can easily adjust from medical to preventative, to lifestyle to retail with realistic, low cost alternative solutions that are non-invasive and work. This session will focus on how to adapt and prosper in today’s marketplace and how to grow a sustainable successful business for the future. How can I say this? Because I have done it over and over again. Be part of the change now! CEU: 1 Business

Talk

How 3D Printing Will Create New Opportunities for Pedorthists

November 06, 2020, 03:45 PM – 04:45 PM EST(-05:00)
Paul Langer
Learning Objectives 1. Understand how digital and additive manufacturing processes will change current manual methods 2. Learn how to scan and create computer models of the foot and orthotic/footbed 3. Learn how to scan, process, design and 3D print orthotics and custom sandals Session description: This session will review emerging scanning and 3D printing technologies. We will discuss the current technology, how to use it and how it will change not only clinical practice but also retail by allowing for more accessible customization options to patients and consumers. CEU: 1 Scientific

Talk

The Neurophysiology of Locomotion

November 06, 2020, 04:45 PM – 05:45 PM EST(-05:00)
Kelly Robb
Learning Objectives 1. Gain a baseline understanding of the neural components to locomotion 2. Appreciate the role of spinal networks in generating motor output 3. Appreciate the role of sensory information in modulating walking behavior Session description: This presentation is intended to provide a general overview of the neural control of locomotion. Walking involves the interaction of our lower limbs with a dynamic environment. Essentially, we cannot control the environment around us, therefore smooth locomotor movements requires subtle neural changes to adapt as required. If we have to step over a curb, decrease our walking speed to not slip on ice, or change our footing around a hole in the grass, these are all facilitated via the communication between sensory feedback, neural mechanisms, and muscular control. CEU: 1 Scientific

Talk

Closing Remarks

November 06, 2020, 05:45 PM – 06:00 PM EST(-05:00)

Matthew Almeida

Closing remarks

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