Becoming a Pedorthist
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How can I become a pedorthist?

First, pedorthists-in-training take courses on footwear fitting, lower extremity orthotic design, manufacture and materials, shoe construction and modification, and patient and practice management. Upon completion of their coursework, they are required to complete 1,000 hours of practical experience. The final stage is taking the ABC or BOC examination. For more information about the examinations, visit the ABC Web site or the BOC Web site.

What is PFA?

PFA stands for the Pedorthic Footcare Association, a professional, non-profit membership association that represents certified and/or licensed pedorthists and their profession. The association is made up of individuals and companies that share an interest in pedorthics, from practice to education and research.

These individuals and companies include individuals, facilities that practice pedorthics, and manufacturers and suppliers of pedorthic products and services. Through PFA's efforts, pedorthics is a well-established allied health profession which makes an invaluable contribution to public health.
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