The Evolution of Pedorthics

Event Date:

Jul 23, 2021
11:00 AM – 5:00 PM EST

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: 5.0 CEUs


Rich Dubin - Founder of Lerexpo

Seamus Kennedy, BEng (Mech), CPed

Owner Hersco Labs

James McGuire, DPM, PT

Associate Professor Temple Univeristy

Jim Lawson

ABC Manager Outreach Development

Rich Dubin - Founder of Lerexpo

Sue Fetzner, BS, MS, LPed/CPed


Rich Dubin - Founder of Lerexpo

Richard Dubin

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

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.

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.

Expert Roundtable

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

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