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FedEx is giving $1 million to small businesses!

Posted By Administration, Friday, June 5, 2020
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FedEx is giving $1 million to small businesses!

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FedEx is committing to provide $1 million in grants for small businesses in the U.S.

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61st Symposium - COVID-19 Attendee Survey - Now Available

Posted By Administration, Monday, June 1, 2020
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61st Symposium - COVID-19 Attendee Survey - Now Available

The PFA remains committed to hosting the PFA Annual Symposium and Exhibition in November. We are currently working on avenues to bring you the outstanding education and exhibits you have come to expect from PFA.

As we begin to formulate plans, we ask that you “stay with us” and plan to attend the symposium in November. As part of our efforts, we would like to get your input as to your plans to attend by completing this survey.

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COVID-19 Impact Survey Report Now Available

Posted By Administration, Thursday, May 14, 2020
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COVID-19 Impact Survey Report Now Available

At the beginning of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency, the ABC Board of Directors recognized the potential for a significant impact on all ABC credential holders. In order to get a clear picture of the impact the emergency has had on ABC stakeholders, ABC staff was tasked with creating a survey to gauge the consequences.

The survey focused on identifying impacts on employment, patient volume and practice revenue. It was sent to a diverse group of practitioners, in varied practice settings across the U.S., in order to be representative of the impact on the O&P profession nationwide.

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Current Pedorthics | May-June 2020

Posted By Administration, Monday, May 4, 2020

Current Pedorthics | May-June 2020 | Vol. 52. Issue 3 - AVAILABLE NOW!

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PartnerShip COVID-19 Update

Posted By Administration, Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Link Added - Business Assistance

Our friends over at PartnerShip as updated their blog: Coronavirus Updates 04/06/2020 — Leah Palnik

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Two Ten Foundation offers financial assistance

Posted By Administration, Wednesday, March 25, 2020

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The Two Ten Foundation offers financial assistance to employees of the footwear industry and their families that have been affected by COVID-19.

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Important COVID-19 Information for PFA Members

Posted By Administration, Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Special Message from Matt Almeida, PFA President

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, I want to take a minute to assure our members that the PFA office is still up and running! The headquarters staff is working hard to make sure you have the information you need to make the best decisions possible regarding your practice.

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Dear PFA members...

Posted By Administration, Tuesday, December 31, 2019
Pres Pic As I sit here in my office and reflect on 2019, I can’t help but wonder where the time has gone. It seems that only yesterday, I was beginning my discussions with the Board of Directors on the planning of the Annual Symposium and making plans for all the tasks we wanted to tackle in the new year.

   Well, the symposium is over, our goals and objectives for 2019 have all been tackled, and now we are well into the planning for 2020. We have increased our membership and our social media presence, increased our symposium revenues and attendance numbers, and improved our member benefits’ programs. All in all, a great year for the PFA! We could not have done any of this without you, our members. You are the ones that helped us achieve these goals and improve the organization.

   As we (have) closed out 2019, here is a big Thank You from all of us at PFA’s headquarters and the Board of Directors! We are excited for what 2020 is going to produce next for PFA and our members. In closing, from all of us at the PFA, we wish you the happiest of holidays this season. We look forward to continued growth and prosperity for our members and as an organization in the New Year.

   I hope you have a Happy Holiday Season and a Wonderful Start to 2020!

Sincerely,
PFA Newsletter




Matthew D. Almeida
PFA President

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Pedorthic Footcare Association (PFA) Celebrates Its 60th Anniversary

Posted By Administration, Friday, November 22, 2019

PFA Media Contact
Shefali B. Billon
email: marketing@pedorthics.org
415-706-4397


Pedorthic Footcare Association (PFA) Celebrates Its 60th Anniversary
PFA’s Council on Pedorthic Education (COPE) hold its Diamond Anniversary Annual Symposium and Exhibition

Henderson, NV – November 12, 2019 -- The Pedorthic Footcare Association (PFA), the only not-for-profit professional association which represents the interests of pedorthic professionals and supports the Pedorthic profession at large, celebrated its 60th Anniversary at its Annual Symposium and Exhibition at the M Hotel last week. With over 300 attendees and vendor partners in attendance, the PFA stated that this was its largest educational and networking event for the Footcare industry.

The PFA’s Symposium and Exhibition is a unique and outstanding educational experience, not only because of the strong quality of programming and speakers, but also because of the intimate, collegial atmosphere that the organization wishes to promote. The Symposium offers opportunities to meet new members, renew old friendships, and connect with some of the pioneers in pedorthics, as well as speak with some of the most prominent names in the various allied healthcare professions. State of the art products and services are also featured on the Exhibit Floor.

“The 2019 Symposium and Exhibition was a great success! With over 300 attendees and vendors in attendance, it was a fantastic learning and networking opportunity!” said Matthew Almeida, President of the PFA. “We are knee deep in planning our 61st Annual Symposium next year in Tampa Bay, and are excited to continue to grow the Pedorthics profession for our members and provide them with what they need to be successful professionals.”

“I want to say thank you to the PFA for helping us get my manager to the symposium, she was able to glean quite a bit.”, says Jeff Rice, PFA Member. “Thanks for all you do to keep the PFA going and I wonder if you all get the thanks you deserve. I am refreshed again from the event with a renewed vision of why I got into this field.”

Also present at the Symposium were “PFA Legends and the Fathers of Pedorthics”: Robert Schwartz, President, CEO and C.Ped., of Eneslow Pedorthic Enterprises and Verne Bintz, Founder and CEO of Verne Bintz Co. PFA will be hosting its 61st Annual Symposium and Exhibition in Tampa, Florida, November 12-14th. More information can be found at pedorthics.org.

About Pedorthic Footcare Association (PFA)
Founded in 1958, PFA is a thought leader in the provision of therapeutic shoes, shoe modifications for therapeutic purposes, partial foot prostheses, foot orthoses and lower extremity modalities for the past 60 years. PFA offers a variety of membership options for Pedorthists and educators, orthotic fitters, technicians, podiatrists, athletic trainers, physical therapists, physicians, shoe repair professionals, and students so that they have everything they need to run their businesses. PFA offer Pedorthic information and education services which include:

  • An Annual Pedorthics’ Symposium and conference
  • Educational opportunities
  • Current Pedorthics Magazine
  • Networking opportunities
  • Business solutions/support services
  • Representation and support in legislative and regulatory issue
  • Student benefits and support
For more information, please visit email: www.pedorthics.org or call (229) 389-3440.

 

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Legends and Mentors

Posted By Administration, Wednesday, October 23, 2019
Vice President:

Althea Powell-Chandler, C. Ped
Powell Shoes
Vero Beach, FL
email: a.powell@pedorthics.org

In celebration of our legends, it would be remiss not to mention how having contact with a couple of my personal mentors, namely, Dennis Janisse and Hope Julal for their technical, business and professional advice. Their advice and council have been very helpful to me being a young entrepreneur.

It is very important in our profession to utilize the bank of knowledge right at our fingertips, re-inventing the wheel is not always the best option and may be counterproductive.

One such case is a patient with a severe acquired foot deformity, who had tried several different modalities and was sent to us as a last resort. After consultation with the physician and patient, in my mind I had an idea of how I needed to proceed...

Read the rest of this article in the November-December issue of Current Pedorthics!

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