Past Events

Using Evidence-Based Pressure Mapping Technology to Improve Patient Outcomes

Data obtained from pressure mapping and measurement technologies can provide key clinical insights to improve patient outcomes. From plantar pressure measurement for diabetic foot disease, to post-ACL reconstructive monitoring, to the most complex orthotics cases, learn how performing assessments of foot pressure, gait and balance helps clinicians get their patients on the road to recovery. Join us as we learn from three highly-experienced and knowledgeable researchers, clinicians and educators in the field of gait analysis as they share results from actual case studies, innovative protocols, and cutting-edge research.

Falls Prevention, Balance and Function

This event will look at all the available tests and what should be used for consistency of care. Learn how to bill accurately, prescribe products and exercises for better outcomes while maximizing ROI in your practice. Objectives: 1. Identify fall-risk screening tools known to improve examination selection and probability of fall risk. 2. Select and conduct appropriate tests in an effort to identify patient skill in function, sensori-motor capacities, and impairments. 3. Prescribe precise dosage according to test results for indirect (resources: strength, flexibility, etc) and direct (motor control) causes of imbalance. 4. Apply an individualized intervention strategy to improve balance and monitor response to treatment interventions with objective measures.

Orthotic Technology Forum

Presented by: FIT360

The OTF introduces applicable open technologies for the capture, design, and make steps of custom orthotics. The aim is to remove the hype and pressure new technologies and methods can create and show practical solutions for improving patient outcomes. This event is a “forum” so it encourages discussion and debate. No sales patter, just educational content.

Diabetes Patients Are Different

Presented by: Arche

This 2-hour event will explore what makes a patient with diabetes different. We will discuss new methods of wound and amputation prevention, patient engagement in diabetic foot self-care, and highlight the value of the diabetic patient.

Orthotic Treatment Through the Ages

Presented by: Arize

Orthotic treatment through the ages will bring together thought leaders to discuss the various orthotic theories as well as the orthotic manufacturing process and how to simplify your workflow while leaving the power in your hands.

PFA Virtual Symposium

Presented by: XSENSOR, Jambu Shoes, Arize, Mt. Emey, Justin Blair, Dr. Comfor & New Step

Welcome to the 61st Annual Pedorthic Footcare Association Annual Meeting. This virtual event brings together experts from Pedorthics, Physical Therapy, Athletic Training, Health & Fitness, Podiatry, Orthotics, and Prosthetics to give you the information you need to treat your patients better and get the most from your practice.

Keeping Knee OA Patients Active

Presented by: Bauerfeind

“Osteoarthritis in general and knee OA in particular presents patients as well as clinicians with significant challenges. Keeping patients active is a fundamentally important component of managing knee OA. This course will enhance your understanding of the latest advancements in conservative treatment options to manage symptomatic Knee OA and promote mobility. Authorities in the field will provide up-dates and a comprehensive overview of relevant modalities that can impact patient care and play a positive role in keeping patients moving and thereby increasing their overall quality of life.”

It Takes a Village: Ponseti Method Management of Clubfoot

Presented by: MD Orthopaedics and Massons Healthcare

A clubfoot diagnosis can be upsetting to parents even though it is fully reversible with proper treatment. That treatment often requires an entire “village” of care providers, each with a specific role to play in resolving the defect – the physician to perform the manipulation and casting, the orthotist to fit and monitor the boots-and-bar of bracing, perhaps a physical therapist to manage resistant clubfeet, and of course, the parents, who manage up to 95% of clubfoot treatment at home. This event brings well-known medical professionals and experienced clubfoot parents together to explain the role each plays in correcting congenital clubfoot.

Wound Care Advancement and Technology

Presented by: vTail

Wound Care Advancements and Technology will be an opportunity to engage with the foremost authorities in wound care and gain access to the latest advancements and technology enhancements to help improve patient outcomes.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the standards and requirements for approval of providers of continuing education in podiatric medicine through a joint provider agreement between the American Academy of Podiatric Practice Management and Lower Extremity Review. The American Academy of Podiatric Practice Management is approved by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education as a provider of continuing education in podiatric medicine. The American Academy of Podiatric Practice Management has approved this activity for a maximum of 3.0 continuing education contact hours.

Next Level Gait Analysis Utilizing Ai: Biomechanics Unlocked!

Presented by: Digitsole

Enhance your observational understanding of the full scope of your patients’ biomechanical needs and mobility. During this event, learn how you can utilize groundbreaking AI motion analysis technology to assist you in creating a best-in-class improvements roadmap. This proprietary software and data collection will give you access to key insights that will help validate your treatment protocols. The visible data from the program can then be shared with the patient enriching their experience with you and your facility. This will provide better engagement with the patient. They will more fully understand their personal health needs and your treatment recommendations, leading to better outcomes while building more communication and trust with your patients.

Carbon Composite AFO Selection

Presented by: CustomComposite

New technology can be confusing and leave you with questions as to how it can be applied in your practice. This course will give you the framework for selecting the right carbon fiber AFO based on our patient’s etiology and gait abnormalities. You will understand the logic behind why carbon fiber is superior to plastic and how it can be used to treat virtually any problem you come across in your practice. With real-life case presentations, you will see the difference. You will be able to offer a lightweight, durable, energy return design that has a minimal presence in the shoe that your patients will love.

The Evolution of Pedorthics

Presented by: PFA Pedorthic Footcare Association

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.

Exactly How Does Diabetes Impact the Foot?

Sponsored by: PFA Pedorthic Footcare Association.
Presented by: Erick Janisse CO, CPed

In this talk, we’ll take a deeper dive into exploring the actual pathophysiology of the diabetic foot. Having this understanding not only helps you to treat your patient’s feet, but it is invaluable in educating your patient and preventing future complications.

The Evolution of Foot Orthotic Therapy

Sponsored by Sensor Medica – Technology in Motion
This event will focus on technology that offers a solution for the associated lack of objectivity and repeatability. This event will highlight new technologies which use computerized repeatable objective analysis of foot function and stresses during ambulation with CAD-CAM solutions for producing the most precise and efficient foot orthotics.

Providing Footwear and Other Pedorthic Modalities for the Senior Population

Sponsored by the PFA – Pedorthic Footcare Association
This mini-symposium was presented in three sections.

  • Dennis Janisse discussrs the research that has been done in the arena of diabetic shoes and efficacy.
  • Brian Lane provides a peek behind the curtain of shoe design and manufacture to explain shoe sizing and why it is as complex as it is.
  • Erick Janisse provides insight into how the aging process affects your patients’ abilities to properly use – and benefit from – the pedorthic modalities that you provide to them.

Biomechanics: Using force and pressure to analyze foot function

Sponsored by Tekscan

This event showcases three unique gait analysis research applications for force and pressure mapping technology, including sports-concussion research, balance assessment of a pediatric patient, and assisting in the offloading of a patient suffering from a diabetic foot ulcer. Attendees will learn how this versatile core technology can present exciting opportunities for nearly any field of gait analysis research to gain dynamic force and pressure insights.

The Thirty-Fifth Annual No-Nonsense Seminar XXXV

Sponsored by North Central Academy of Podiatric Medicine
Since 1985, the No-Nonsense seminar has provided a world-class program with scientific presentations and workshops presented by leading clinicians and experts in podiatric medicine and related disciplines.

Podiatry & Pedorthics: A Match Made in Heaven

Sponsored by the PFA – Pedorthic Footcare Association
Presented by Dr. Luke Hunter
Participants will recognize their important role in the non-surgical and adjunctive treatment of complicated foot and ankle deformities, and how to possibly integrate into the surgical team. 

A Segmental Approach to AFO Design Using Composite Materials

Sponsored by: Giving Mobility Back

In this two-hour event, we will be addressing the design choices that can be made to produce the optimal patient results using carbon fiber technology. We will be discussing the use of prefabricated vs. custom AFOs.

Guiding Parents Through Clubfoot Treatment

Sponsored by: MD Orthopaedics

A clubfoot diagnosis can be upsetting to parents even though it is reversible with proper treatment. The physician leads parents through the casting and tenotomy procedures, but after correction has been achieved, parents are often sent home with foot abduction orthosis (FAO – commonly known as boots-and-bar, BnB, or the Mitchell boot), but sometimes with little information or support on how to use it. By combining the expertise of the medical community with first-hand parental experience, we hope to lay the foundation for a comprehensive care model that will equip parents with the information, resources, and support they need to be successful with the bracing phase of treatment.

Conservative Pain Management for Osteoarthritis

Sponsored by Medi
When it comes to knee pain, especially osteoarthritis it is important that a clinician completes a comprehensive assessment to determine the best path to health. Assessment techniques have evolved and the need to understand not only physical limitations but product knowledge too. Knee pain, while it may be present in the same way on the surface, can be caused by many different issues. We will look at incidence rates of osteoarthritis and review the risk factors involved. Identify conservative treatments and therapies for osteoarthritis. We will explore common lower extremity diagnoses and dysfunctions.

PFA Virtual Symposium

Sponsored by the Pedorthic Footcare Association
Providing 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!

The O&P Medicare/Insurance Billing & Documentation Interactive Workshop

Sponsored by the PFA – Pedorthic Footcare Association
Program will provide detailed information on the billing and documentation process for both Medicare and private insurance.

Understanding Causes and Management of Partial Foot Amputations

Sponsored by the PFA, Pedorthic Footcare Association
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.

Understanding Biomechanics and the Aging Spine

Sponsored by Medi
This virtual expo examines body changes over time, how this impacts the spine and how we deal with those changes.

Conservative Care & Your Practice

Conservative care and your practice will bring together leaders in podiatry to discuss how to grow your podiatric practice utilizing a multitude of conservative clinical applications and practice management tools.

  • Podiatrists wanting to grow their practice
  • Other healthcare practitioners interested in learning more about conservative care options
Online Conference Platform New York

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