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PFA offers Continuing Education Points (CEUs) for webinars, each approved by ABC and BOC to earn CEUs.  Webinars offer a large range of topics for Scientific and Business categories.

Webinars must be purchased through the bookstore.  Once the payment is processed, you will receive an email with a link to the webinar you purchased and the corresponding quiz.  

If you should have any questions concerning this continuing education program, call at (229) 389-3440, or e-mail info@pedorthics.org

2016

Webinar: “Conservative Management of Neuromuscular Diseases Involving the Lower Extremities”

Time: February 23, 2016, 7:00PM EST

Presenter:
Mr. Roger Marzano, LPO, C. Ped. Mr. Marzano is the Vice President of Clinical Services for Yanke Bionics and PFA Past President.

Introduction:
The webinar will focus on pedorthic management of common neuromuscular diseases affecting the lower extremities throughout the progress of a disease. Neuromuscular conditions are usually chronic in nature with management throughout the entire disease process required.

Learning Objectives:
1. Footwear, foot orthoses, footwear modifications and lower extremity bracing will be highlighted in the presentation of several case studies. CEU credits through ABC for 1.5hrs. BOC credits for 1.5hrs. The course is $50 for members and $75 for non-members.

Webinar Store:  “Conservative Management of Neuromuscular Diseases Involving the Lower Extremities” (Click for online store)

 

2015

Webinar: “The Biomechanics of the Charcot Foot”

Time: December 8th, 8:00PM EST

Presenter:
James McGuire DPM, PT, CPed, FAPWCA, FAPWHc is the director of the Leonard Abrams Center for Advanced Wound Healing and an Associate Professor of the Department of Podiatric Medicine and Orthopedics at the Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine.

Introduction:
This webinar will review the demographics incidence and prevalence of partial foot amputations. The etiology of non-traumatic foot amputations will be reviewed with a special emphasis on the diabetic foot. Levels of amputation will be presented along with biomechanical characteristics and management challenges for each. Advantages and disadvantages for partial foot as opposed to a below knee amputations will be presented along with the devices used for the mechanical management of the partial foot amputations.

Learning Objectives:
1. Know the etiology, incidence and prevalence of partial foot amputations.
2. The ability to describe the various levels of amputation and the reasons for choosing one over the other based on available research.
3. The ability to choose the appropriate offloading device to address the biomechanical stresses presented at each amputation level.

Determination of Need:
Evaluation of the partial foot amputee over the past 25 years and the devices chosen for each one’s individual management has convinced me that the art and science of application of orthotics and prosthetics leaves much to be desired and may be a major contributor to the lack of success noted with this type of amputation. The course is $50 for members and $75 for non-members.

Webinar Store:  “The Biomechanics of the Charcot Foot” (Click for online store)

 

Webinar: “To Mold or Not to Mold”

Time: October 21st, 8:00 to 9:00 PM EST

Prefabricated Foot Orthoses (PFOs) have a growing role in modern pedorthics. They can fill a niche as a temporary or a trial device or they can be a nice retail add-on sale. More often than not, however, they provide a lower cost alternative for patients who neither have insurance coverage for custom FOs nor can afford them.
   In this session, Erick Janisse, CO, CPed, will review the indications and contraindications for use of PFOs. Different styles of designs of PFOs will be compared and contrasted. The presenter will also share quick, easy in-office techniques to customize these devices. Finally, the presenter will share the findings of literature review on the efficacy of PFOs in treating several common foot pathologies. The course is $50 for members and $75 for non-members.

Webinar Store:  “To Mold or Not to Mold” (Click for online store)

 

Webinar: ICD-10 Coding for Pedorthists

Time: September 24th, 7:30 to 9:00 PM EST

CEU Credits: 3 (pending...)
Are you ready? On October 1, 2015, International Classification of Diseases, Version 10 Clinical Modification is going live in the United States healthcare markets.  These are the diagnosis codes that are required when billing any type of insurance, and they are TOTALLY different from the version 9 that we have used in the past years.
   PFA is pleased to announce that Dr. David J. Friedman, DPM, Certified Professional Coder, Certified Professional Medical Auditor in preparing and educating users of IDC-10, will be conducting a two-part Webinar for PFA members and related healthcare professionals. The course is $275 for members and $375 for non-members.

Learning Objectives:

  • Brief history and structure of Version 10.
  • Medical coding hotspots.
  • An overview of the lower extremity codes.
  • Review and changes from ICD-9 to ICD 10 with coding, mapping and code set translation.
  • Understanding initial, subsequent and Sequelae coding.
  • Complex coding for trauma, etc.  Understanding the syntax behind the new codes.

Thirty-five of the most common pedorthically related codes will be presented in the live webinars.
In addition, Dr. Friedman has prepared a conversion tool subscription program that will translate the diagnosis into correct ICD-10 format for participants to sign-up for if they so desire.  This tool has an annual update available. Go to www.ICDTenHelp.com  and if you purchase a subscription to the critical ICD-10-CM conversion tool along with your webinar, you will receive a $25 discount off the $150 annual subscription rate by entering the code "PFA2015".

Webinar Store:  ICD-10 Coding for Pedorthists (Click for online store)

 

2014

Webinar: Common Pre-Teen and Adolescent Pathologies- How to Prevent Them

Webinar Store:  Common Pre-Teen and Adolescent Pathologies- How to Prevent Them (Click for online store)

 

Webinar: Complex Forefoot Disorders Among Athletes

Webinar: Complex Forefoot Disorders Among Athletes
Presented by Dane LaFontsee, C. Ped.

CEUs: ABC: .75 Category 1 Scientific Credits; BOC: 1 CPE Category 1.

Webinar Store:  Complex Forefoot Disorders Among Athletes (Click for online store)

 

Webinar: Age-Specific Protocols for Treatmeant of Pediatric Flatfeet

Webinar Store:  Age-Specific Protocols for Treatmeant of Pediatric Flatfeet (Click for online store)

 

Webinar: Pedorthic Management of Forefoot Deformities and Conditions

This program will help the pedorthic practitioner understand the causes of and treatment options for a wide variety of commonly encountered forefoot deformities. It discusses hallux valgus and hallux varus. We differentiate hammertoes from claw toes and mallet toes and how each can be effectively addressed. The presenter offers many tried and true pedorthic solutions as well as some new and innovative modalities. This program should be of interest to beginning and veteran pedorthists alike.

CEUs:  This program has been awarded 1.5 Category 1 Scientific CEUs by the American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics and Pedorthics (ABC), and the Board of Certification/Accreditation (BOC).

Webinar Store:  Pedorthic Management of Forefoot Deformities and Conditions (Click for online store)

 

Webinar: Back to Basics - Using Shoe Modifications in Your Pedorthic Practice

This program will be a refresher course on shoe modifications as pedorthic modalities. Many modern pedorthists do not use shoe modifications due to their lack of understanding of them. Some choose not to use shoe modifications because they do not have an on-site lab capable of producing them and have not found a reputable outside source. Still others do not use shoe modifications in their practices because their referring physicians are not aware that they are available treatment options. Regardless of why they are not being used, shoe modifications can be and are very valuable tools for treating painful foot and ankle conditions. After participating in this program, students should have a better understanding of what modifications can be done to shoes and why and when to use them.

CEUs:  This webinar has been awarded 2.0 Category 1 Scientific CEUs by the American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics and Pedorthics (ABC) and the Board for Certification/Accreditation (BOC).

Webinar Store:  Back to Basics - Using Shoe Modifications in Your Pedorthic Practice (Click for online store)

 

Webinar: Understanding and Treating Charcot-Marie Tooth Disease

Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease – more accurately titled Hereditary Motor Sensory Neuropathy (HMSN) – is a condition that most pedorthists will be tasked with treating at some point in their careers. Being a neurological condition, it is not at all a straight forward and simple problem. Therefore, the pedorthic treatment of HMSN is also complex and is often unique to each situation. This program will give attendees insight when dealing with someone who has HMSN. We will explore the disease and its variations as well as pedorthic treatment thereof. Participants of this program will be much better equipped to care for a patient with HMSN.

CEUs:  This program has been awarded 1.5 Category 1 Scientific CEUs by the  American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics and Pedorthics (ABC) and the Board for Certification/Accreditation (BOC).

Webinar Store:  Understanding and Treating Charcot-Marie Tooth Disease (Click for online store)

 

2013

Webinar: Complex Foot and Ankle Problems: Solutions for Daily Living

Presented by Dr. Ian Alexander

This program has been awarded 1.5 Category 1 Scientific Credits by the American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics and Pedorthics (ABC) and 1 CPE Category 1 by the Board of Certification/Accreditation, International. 

 

Webinar: The Heel Pain Conundrum (and Other Assorted Hindfoot Conditions)

This new PFA program will delve into the diverse and challenging pedorthic category of "heel pain". This vague and overused diagnosis is often assumed to be simply plantar fasciitis, but that is often not the case. There are myriad causes for heel pain outside of the plantar fasciitis- heel spur paradigm. The presenter will explain the many alternative causes such as tarsal tunnel syndrome, Baxter's nerve entrapment, plantar fat pad inflammation, and many others, and offer pedorthic solutions for each condition. We will also discuss other hindfoot conditions including posterior tibial tendinitis, degenerative arthritis and Haglund's Deformity. This will be a practical and valuable webinar for any practicing pedorthist.

CEUs:  The webinar has been awarded 2.5 Category 1 Scientific CEUs by the American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics and Pedorthics (ABC) and the Board of Certification/Accreditation (BOC).

 

Webinar: Using Diabetic Foot Screenings to Build Your Practice

Presented by Erick Janisse, CO, C. Ped.

This program has been awarded 1.5 Category 1 Business Credits by the American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics and Pedorthics (ABC) and .5 CPE Category 1 and .5 Category 2 (1 credit) by the Board of Certification/Accreditation, International (BOC).


Webinar: Documentation Requirements for Diabetic Footwear

 

Webinar: Understanding the Neuromuscular Foot: A Pedorthic Approach

Presented by Erick Janisse, CO, C. Ped.

Given the prevalence of diabetes in the United States and more specifically in pedorthic practices, it is understandable to focus solely on diabetes mellitus as the cause of limb-threatening peripheral neuropathy.  This presentation will explore the dozens of other common etiologies of sensor neuropathies.  These other common conditions are sometimes overlooked, ignored, underestimated or treated with less zeal by pedorthists, physicians and third-party payers despite the fact that people with these problems are at just as much, sometimes even more, risk for developing neuropathies, wound-healing problems and neuropathic fractures as patients with diabetes.


This program has been awarded 1.5 Category 1 Scientific Credits by the American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics and Pedorthics (ABC) and 1.5 Category 1 Scientific CEUs by the Board of Certification/Accreditation, International BOC).


Webinar: Pedorthic Management of the Diabetic Foot

Presented by Erick Janisse, CO, C. Ped.

Participants will gain a deeper understanding of the intricacies of diabetes and the challenges involved in treating patients with diabetes.    The program covers the disease itself as well as its complications including: neuropathy, Charcot arthropathy and amputations. The presenter thoroughly reviews the pedorthic and orthotic modalities used in the treatment of the diabetic foot and relate them to the four diabetic foot risk categories. Finally, the program takes a look at the team approach to diabetic foot care and the communication and follow-up that is needed to sufficiently manage these patients. 

This program has been approved by the American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics and Pedorthics for 2.5 Category I Scientific CEUs, and 2.0 Category 1 CPE by the Board of Certification/Accreditation, International (BOC).

 

Webinar: Arthritis and Pedorthics: An In-Depth Look

Presented by Erick Janisse, CO, C. Ped.

This program provides a comprehensive overview of arthritis, covering arthritis facts, the various types of arthritis, areas of the body that can become involved with arthritis, and the pedorthic management of patients with arthritis.

This program has been approved for 1.5 Category I Scientific CEUs by the American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics and Pedorthics (ABC), and 1.0 Category I CPE by the Board of Certification/Accreditation, International (BOC).


Webinar: Understanding AFOs

This program looks at some commonly used AFOs, how they work and what considerations go into the decision-making process when determining which brace to use. This session also reviews some of the over-the-counter options that are available. 

This program has been awarded 2.0 Category I Scientific CEUs by the American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics and Pedorthics (ABC) and the Board of Certification/Accreditation, International. CEUs will be awarded upon the successful passing of the included ten question post-program quiz.


Webinar: Offloading the Diabetic Foot Ulcer

Presented by Dr. James McGuire, DPM, PT, C. Ped., PFA Medical Advisor
 
This one-hour program will provide an overview of the use of removable cast walkers and patellar tendon bearing offloading orthoses in the treatment of neuropathic plantar foot ulcers and the unstable Charcot Foot.

This program has been approved for 1.5 Category 1 Scientific Credits by the American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics and Pedorthics (ABC) and 1.5 Category 1 CEUs by the Board of Certification/Accreditation, International.

 

Webinars: Differential Diagnosis of Foot and Ankle Pain: Part 1 and 2

Webinar Store: Diagnosis of Foot and Ankle Pain: Part 1
Presented by Dr. Ian Alexander

In today's highly-technological world of medicine, the art of clinical diagnosis is gradually being replaced by high cost investigative tools, in particular magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).  Blame for the abusive use of these tools cannot be solely attributed to the laziness or clinical ineptitude of providers.  Patients and their litigators, through almost daily exposure in the media, have come to expect the high-tech, high-cost work-up as a routine part of the initial assessment.  The unfortunate result is that, in some cases, clinicians evaluating musculoskeletal conditions find it easier to forgo a thorough clinical  assessment and rely heavily on the radiologist's report.  This is particularly true for young primary care providers who have been educated in a system that places a greater emphasis on medical science and less on clinical skills.

This program is presented in two parts, and will discuss the recognition of common historical patterns in foot and ankle disorders and the confirmation of diagnoses based on physical exam findings.  There is no question that standard radiographs are an important adjunct in the diagnostic process, but their cost pales in comparison to that of an MRI.  There will also be an emphasis on the role of mechanics in the induction of the pathology and the management of specific problems highlighted during both parts of the presentation.

Part 1 of this program has been awarded 1.5 Category I Scientific CEUs by the American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics and Pedorthics (ABC), and 1.5 Category I Scientific CEUs by the Board of Certification/Accreditation, International.

Webinar Store: Differential Diagnosis of Foot and Ankle Pain: Part 2
Presented by Dr. Ian Alexander

In today's highly-technological world of medicine, the art of clinical diagnosis is gradually being replaced by high cost investigative tools, in particular magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Blame for the abusive use of these tools cannot be solely attributed to the laziness or clinical ineptitude of providers. Patients and their litigators, through almost daily exposure in the media, have come to expect the high-tech, high-cost work-up as a routine part of the initial assessment. The unfortunate result is that, in some cases, clinicians evaluating musculoskeletal conditions find it easier to forgo a thorough clinical assessment and rely heavily on the radiologist's report. This is particularly true for young primary care providers who have been educated in a system that places a greater emphasis on medical science and less on clinical skills.

This program is presented in two parts, and will discuss the recognition of common historical patterns in foot and ankle disorders and the confirmation of diagnoses based on physical exam findings. There is no question that standard radiographs are an important adjunct in the diagnostic process, but their cost pales in comparison to that of an MRI. There will also be an emphasis on the role of mechanics in the induction of the pathology and the management of specific problems highlighted during both parts of the presentation.

Part 2 of this program has been awarded 1.5 Category I Scientific CEUs by the American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics and Pedorthics (ABC), and 1.5 Category I Scientific CEUs by the Board of Certification/Accreditation, International.

 

Webinar: Weird Diagnoses - You Have What???

Presented by Erick Janisse, CO, C. Ped.
 
This program will explore some of the fringe diagnoses that pedorthists will encounter if they practice long enough, and look at how to treat them pedorthically.

This program has been awarded 1.5 Category I Scientific CEUs by the American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics and Pedorthics (ABC) and 1.5 Category I Scientific CEUs by the Board of Certification/Accreditation, International (BOC).

 

Webinar: The Charcot Foot: Background, Considerations and Pedorthic Management

This program provides a greater understanding of this misunderstood and commonly misdiagnosed foot ailment which commonly affects diabetic patients.  In addition, it explores underlying conditions that contribute to charcot arthropathy, as well as effective ways to treat and manage the condition.

This program has been awarded 1.5 Category I Scientific CEUs by the American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics and Pedorthics (ABC) and the Board of Certification/Accreditation, International. CEUs will be awarded upon the successful passing of the included ten question post-program quiz.

 

Webinar: Charcot Arthropathy

Charcot arthropathy is a type of arthritis and nervous system defect that can occur in a diabetic patient.  This ailment is often misdiagnosed and can become debilitating if left untreated.  This program will provide viewers with information on this ailment and how to help treat it, in conjunction with a DPM.

This program has been awarded 1.5 Category I Scientific CEUs by the American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics and Pedorthics (ABC) and the Board of Certification/Accreditation, International. CEUs will be awarded upon the successful passing of the included ten question post-program quiz.

 

Webinar: Foot Orthoses: A Scientific Approach

This one-hour program provides participants with a scientific insight into the theories behind foot orthotic management. It will seek to answer the question of whether Root Theory is solid science and therefore still relevant to the design and function of modern foot orthoses. The program also examines the role that the subtalar joint neutral position plays in determining the outcome of orthotic management. The program concludes with an examination of what scientific literature has to say when it comes to the efficacy of different types of custom foot orthoses.

This program has been awarded 1.0 Category I Scientific CEUs by the American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics and Pedorthics (ABC) and the Board of Certification/Accreditation, International. CEUs will be awarded upon the successful passing of the included ten question post-program quiz.

 

Webinar: Diabetes by the Numbers

This program will present an in-depth look at how diabetes works, what the current and historical statistics reveal, and what pedorthic-related research has been done and is being done as it relates to the diabetic foot. This session will also discuss the etiology and machinations of DM complications such as Charcot arthropothy, ulcers and amputations. A question and answer period will follow.

This program has been awarded 2.5 Category I Scientific CEUs by the American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics and Pedorthics (ABC) and the Board of Certification/Accreditation, International.  CEUs will be awarded upon the successful passing of the included ten question post-program quiz.

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