PFA is proud to present this ½ day symposium that will present new, timely and relevant content for today’s OP&P clinician. Learn about current scanning technologies that digitally capture the foot. Learn about 3D printing options to manufacture custom orthotics. Understand the tremendous beneficial environmental impact of using any of these technologies in your practice. Understand recent changes in privileging standards. Understand and employ best business practices that will save you time and money. Learn how to best comply with the standards that apply directly to your practice. Be able to chart documentation that supports treatment, billing and medical necessity. Make sure you get paid for the services you provide and help defend yourself from audits. Further understand the “fascia webbing” and how movement of the feet involving focus on fascia affects the entire body, the body’s performance, and its power to improve body systems. Optimize foot/leg exercise and health benefits.
ABC approved for: 5.5 CEUs
Seamus Kennedy, BEng (Mech), CPed
Owner Hersco Labs
James McGuire, DPM, PT
Associate Professor Temple Univeristy
ABC Manager Outreach Development
Sue Fetzner, BS, MS, LPed/CPed
Michele Peters, Certified Pedorthist
Co-Founder & Managing Partner of Orthogenic Laboratories, Inc.
Jambu & Co, Marketing Director
President Barefoot Science
Founder & CEO, LER Magazine, lerEXPO
Technology In Pedorthics: Reducing the Environmental Impact
July 23, 2021, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT(-04:00) Seamus Kennedy, BEng (Mech), CPed
In this session, you will gain insight into how modern OP&P practitioners can utilize emerging technologies like digital scanning and 3D printing to reduce their carbon footprint. Seamus will explain how we can help our patients, our planet, and future generations at the same time
2021: Facility Accreditation Standards: How to be Compliant in a Challenging O&P World
July 23, 2021, 12:00 PM – 01:00 PM EDT(-04:00) Jim Lawson
Learn about new information regarding changes in ABC’s privileging standards and how to best operate an OP&P practice in the age of a public health emergency. Jim will also provide a “peak behind the curtain” at the top ten issues an ABC site inspector encounters during site visits; better yet, he will give tips on how to avoid those problems.
BREAK and Trivia
July 23, 2021, 01:00 PM – 01:15 PM EDT(-04:00) Richard Dubin
Have some fun with our trivia quiz and win some cash
Prescribing orthotic interventions using in-shoe plantar pressure mapping technology.
Feet, Fascia and Fitness
July 23, 2021, 01:35 PM – 02:35 PM EDT(-04:00) Sue Fetzner, BS, MS, LPed/CPed
You will gain a new perspective on pedorthic management when she speaks about the body’s network of “fascia webbing” and how movement of the feet involving focus on fascia affects the entire body, the body’s performance, and its power to improve body systems.
I’ve always been a high heels girl, studying fashion in the city I wore heels every day and literally would be running in them to catch the train, get to class, meetings, etc ironically I ended up working for an awesome comfort brand and with recently I finding out I have plantar fasciitis ( experiencing heel pain) I value and appreciate my Jambu shoes more than ever.
Covid Induced Biomechanical Imbalance Syndrome: Physical Fallout from the Lockdown
July 23, 2021, 02:55 PM – 03:55 PM EDT(-04:00) James McGuire, DPM, PT
This session will highlight an extremely pertinent condition: COVID-induced biomechanical imbalance syndrome. Dr. McGuire will explain the pathophysiology of the condition and share ways that podiatry and pedorthists can work together to manage these patients.
Improve balance and proprioception with non-orthotic intervention
Introducing proprioceptive stimulus to the feet increases the activation and efficiencies in all of the gait-related musculature resulting in an increase in balance/stability of over 30% in 100% of tested users.
July 23, 2021, 04:15 PM – 05:00 PM EDT(-04:00) Sue Fetzner, BS, MS, LPed/CPed, Jim Lawson, James McGuire, DPM, PT, Seamus Kennedy, BEng (Mech), CPed, Richard Dubin
Feel free to call or email us to discuss your opportunities