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Pedorthic Solutions

Posted By Administration, Wednesday, February 12, 2020
Althea PowellAlthea Powell-Chandler, C. Ped
Powell Shoes
Vero Beach, FL

Condition Description:

One of the great joys of being a Pedorthist is giving hope to a patient/customer whom otherwise have had failed attempts at finding suitable footwear.

Male patient presented with the following:

  • Bi-lateral pes planus feet, severe edema on the right leg, ankle and dorsum of foot along with excessive hyperkeratosis on the planter aspect of each foot.
  • He came in wearing flip flops as this was the only footwear he could find that fit, they of course provided no support for his feet, he was evaluated and casted for a pair custom molded shoes which was his only option.
  • His shoes were each made to accommodate his feet as they are, with some of the following features, deep toe box and vamp, surgical opening on the right.
  • Pictures highlight the severity of his Pedorthic needs and the final outcome.


Read the rest of this article and see all pictures and video of Althea's diagnosis in the March-April 2020 issue of Current Pedorthics!

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Thank You to Our Pedorthic Educators!

Posted By Administration, Monday, January 13, 2020
Thank You to Our Pedorthic Educators!
PFA’s 60th Annual Symposium & Exhibition - Speaker Thanks & 61st YouTube Teaser Promo!
The Pedorthic Footcare Association...Wishes to Thank to our Pedorthic Educators!
   World Renown Educational Speakers...Providing Outstanding Educational Sessions...
   Retail, Clinical, Medical & Bio-mechanical Knowledge for the Practicing Pedorthist...
   Professional Certification...Continuing Education Units (CEUs)...
   At the World’s Largest Pedorthic Networking & Exhibiting Event!

PFA’s Annual Symposium & Exhibition
"The Gold Standard in Pedorthic Education!"

Thank You and Join us in Tampa Bay for the 61st Symposium & Exhibition (click here), Thursday, NOV 5th through Saturday, NOV 7th, 2020 - 8am - 5pm at Saddlebrook Resort!!

Watch Teaser Promo now!

   Link: PFA's YouTube Channel

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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!

PFA Newsletter

Matthew D. Almeida
PFA President

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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

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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Latest PFA Member Service!

Posted By Administration, Monday, September 9, 2019
Updated: Friday, September 6, 2019
PFA Newsletter
Introducing the PFA Newsletter:

Take a moment and check out the latest Member Service - the PFA Newsletter! PFA Newsletter, is a periodic e-newsletter of the Pedorthic Footcare Association. Coverage is intended to keep PFA Members, associated allied health professionals and everyone up to date with the activities and happenings of the Pedorthic Footcare Association.

September 2019 | Issue 1


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