PFA Membership Benefits & Services
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As a member of Pedorthic Footcare Association, you receive benefits and services geared specifically for your business needs and career development.  From new member gifts and networking to learning opportunities and legislative help, PFA is the source for your professional needs!


Member Services

PFA has a long list on Member Benefits. Please click the links below for more detailed information:

Business Services

Whether you're running your own practice or part of a health organization, PFA can help you keep the costs of doing business down through:

Government Affairs and Legislative Support

PFA tracks Medicare news and regulations, issues relating to the Therapuetic Shoes for Diabetics benefit, and state licensure initiatives -- and makes sure members know quickly when government actions will affect their practices.  Through grassroots lobbying efforts, PFA offers YOU the chance to become involved and effect change in your profession!

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Publications

Current Pedorthics (click here) , the profession's only magazine focusing specifically on pedorthic issues, keeps members updated on news and people in the industry.  PFA offers a wide selection of industry-related books on pedorthics available through its mail-order library, The Resource Center.

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Marketing Opportunities

In addition, PFA provides members with brochures, pamphlets, videos and books they can use to strengthen their own practices -- among referral sources and among patients -- at low members-only cost through our mail-order Resource Center.

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Introduction to Pedorthics

PFA has published the first textbook on the practice of pedorthics -- and members can purchase it at a substantial discount.  Coming in 2011 will be PFA's second pedorthic text, building upon the success of Introduction to Pedorthics.

Modern Coding for Foot and Ankle DMEPOS HCPCS Codes - An Analysis, Explanation and Clarification by the PFA Coding Committee

The first coding manual designed to give practical and fair advice to today's pedorthists and other healthcare practitioners dispensing foot and ankle DMEPOS devices.  Developed by PFA's Coding Committee, it provides thoughtful and consistent guidance for pedorthic and other allied healthcare practitioners.  Members of PFA can download this tremendous resource from the PFA website free of charge, or may purchase, for a nominal fee, a printed version or a version on CD through PFA's Resource Center.

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Continuing Education Opportunities

Lifelong learning is essential in pedorthics.  PFA members receive discounts on registration, travel and lodging costs for both national and regional educational programs.

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Networking

Enhance your abilities by sharing ideas, advice, techniques and professional experience with fellow professionals.

Public Outreach PFA works continuously to increase understanding and appreciation for pedorthics among the public, other allied health care professionals and federal legislators and regulators through educational campaigns, exhibits at numerous conferences each year, focusing media attention on pedorthics and building alliances with other groups to help integrate pedorthics into their patient care efforts.

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Ongoing Liaison with Pedorthics Suppliers

PFA maintains strong relationships with suppliers of pedorthic products, so you can find the products and services you need--quickly and affordably.  For a list of vendors and manufacturers use the link below.

PFA Vendors and Manufacturers (click here)

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Leadership Opportunities

PFA provides its members with opportunities and tools to teach their communities what pedorthics involves, to serve on task forces and committees, and to become leaders in a growing field.
To learn more about the benefits to being a member of PFA, call PFA's Membership Department at (229) 389-3440.

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PFA Member Recognition Categories (Consecutive Membership Benefits)


BRONZE MEMBER - new-3 yrs

Bronze Ribbon recognition at Symposium - Member receives ribbon attached to Symposium badge.
  • Free consultation with an expert Pedorthist. (Ask an Expert program)
  • Access to Mentorship program
  • 10% off coupon for first PFA webinars
  • 10% off coupon for first order of textbooks
  • 10% off coupon on first symposium registration
  • Special Vendor Rates - Vendors offer a newbie discount for new PFA members
  • Eligible to be selected to serve on PFA committees

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SILVER MEMBER - 4 to 9 yrs.

Silver Ribbon recognition at Symposium - Member receives ribbon attached to Symposium badge.
  • 15% off coupon anything in the online bookstore
  • 15% off coupon for digital advertising in Current Pedorthics Magazine
  • Marketing Support - M&M ask an Expert Team at your fingertips
  • 15% off coupon on all business track webinars
  • 15% off Symposium registration fee
  • Early access to exhibits during symposium
  • Eligible to be elected serve on PFA Committees & Board

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GOLD MEMBER 10-19 yrs.

Gold Ribbon recognition at Symposium - Member receives ribbon attached to Symposium badge.
  • Free admission to PFA Board Night at Symposium
  • Early access to Exhibition
  • 20% discount on Media packages in Current Pedorthic Magazine. Social Media bio and thank you on all PFA social media sites
  • 20% off registration for the symposium
  • 20% off Annual Membership Dues
  • 20% off coupon for online store
  • 20% off coupon for webinars
  • 5 min of floor time at Membership meeting (Book ahead)
  • Thank you card sent by mail from the PFA

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PLATINUM MEMBER 20 yrs. & up

Platinum Ribbon recognition at Symposium - Member receives ribbon attached to Symposium badge.
  • Standing Ovation at Membership meeting- Recognize all platinum & Gold members at the meeting
  • Invited to PFA Board Night with free admission
  • 25% discount on Media packages in Current Pedorthic Magazine. Social Media marketing assistance. One-time custom marketing campaign of their company on PFA social media sites
  • 25% discounts on all things PFA - Dues, registration, online store, webinars
  • 5 min of floor time at Membership meeting (Book ahead)
  • Business track retreats. Destination getaways for business owners. They get to mastermind with other successful business owners and learn to grow their business. We can also invite special guests, like Vendor/Business Presidents, CFO, Sales Managers etc.
  • Smaller Regional Symposiums. Address regional topics. Local vendor reps can write more business and meet our members forming relationships
  • Thank you card sent by mail from the PFA

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