Pedorthic Footcare Association

Pedorthic Footcare Association PFA is the industry's professional organization providing unbiased information, support and networking to all credentialed providers in the profession.
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The Pedorthic Footcare Association (PFA), founded in 1958, is the not-for-profit professional association which represents the interests of the certified and/or licensed pedorthist and supports the pedorthic profession at large. Through PFA's efforts, pedorthics – the design, manufacture, modification and fit of shoes and foot orthoses to alleviate problems caused by disease, congenital condition, overuse or injury – is a well-established allied health profession which makes an invaluable contribution to public health.

Mission: PFA's mission is to enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of credentialed providers of lower extremity pedorthic modalities through education; increase the demand for services through marketing; and promote the right to practice through government affairs activities.

04/26/2019

WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU! What do you want to see at our 60th annual symposium this year?

The more you know...pass it on!
04/25/2019

The more you know...pass it on!

Come hang by the pool with us in Vegas this year for our 60th Annual Symposium and Exhibition! See you there!
04/24/2019

Come hang by the pool with us in Vegas this year for our 60th Annual Symposium and Exhibition! See you there!

Part of getting ready for the Annual Symposium is checking out the amenities 😬
04/23/2019

Part of getting ready for the Annual Symposium is checking out the amenities 😬

Have you seen our new Learning Management System yet?
04/23/2019
PFA Learning Management System - Pedorthic Footcare Association

Have you seen our new Learning Management System yet?

Pedorthic Footcare Association    |   PO Box 72184  Albany, GA 31708-2184   |    p:(229) 389-3440   |    f:(888) 563-0945 © 2019 Pedorthic Footcare Association, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

As I sit here on my flight to Las Vegas to continue preparations for our 60th symposium, I find myself thinking of how i...
04/23/2019

As I sit here on my flight to Las Vegas to continue preparations for our 60th symposium, I find myself thinking of how important our members are. If it was not for you, our members, there would be no PFA! You are all important and you all play an important part in not only supporting the PFA but the pedorthic profession as a whole. With that being said, we would like to see our membership numbers grow this year more than ever before. PFA has introduced many new member benefits and continues to develop programs for clinical, retail, business owners, and more to help each of you grow personally and professionally. As a reminder, we have several membership categories to choose from that include active and retired pedorthist, shoe fitters, allied health such as physical therapist and orthopedic technicians, just to name a few. If you are not sure which membership category best fits you, give our office a call and we will be happy to guide you! We are also introducing the PFA bring a buddy program for this year’s symposium. If you bring a buddy to the meeting both you and your buddy will enjoy significant discounts on meeting registrations and membership dues! Keep your eyes peeled for details on the bring a buddy program which will be rolling out soon!
Membership is important to all of us here at PFA headquarters. Your executive committee and board of directors are working hard to make sure we keep our current members happy while working to build our organization. If you have any ideas or suggestions on how we can improve or build our membership, please feel free to shoot me an email at [email protected]. I would love to hear from you and hear your ideas/suggestions!
As always, should you need anything please do not hesitate to reach out to me or any member of my team. We are here for you and want to make sure you have everything you need to be as successful as possible!


Matthew D. Almeida
PFA President

04/23/2019

Yahoo! We have reached 400 page likes. Great work everyone!

April is Foot Health Awareness Month!
04/22/2019

April is Foot Health Awareness Month!

04/20/2019

Being a Pedorthist has its many rewards, but sometimes one must help our patients emotionally deal with the changes of their feet which then affects footwear choices!
Some say” it is what it is”, others not so much.
So how do you help them as a Pedorthist?
Think outside the box, in this case Althea Powell performs magic tricks.

Thank you for the reminder Mr. President!
04/19/2019

Thank you for the reminder Mr. President!

Thank you Apis Footwear Co./Mt.Emey for being a Gold Vendor at #PFA60TH Annual Symposium and Exhibition. We are excited ...
04/18/2019

Thank you Apis Footwear Co./Mt.Emey for being a Gold Vendor at #PFA60TH Annual Symposium and Exhibition. We are excited to see you in #Vegas at the M Resort Spa Casino!

Will you be in attendance? PFA's 60th Annual Symposium & Exhibition, Join the PFA’s Five Card Draw Challenge and earn ...
04/18/2019
PFA's 60th Annual Symposium & Exhibition

Will you be in attendance? PFA's 60th Annual Symposium & Exhibition, Join the PFA’s Five Card Draw Challenge and earn CEU’s for visiting the exhibit floor. You will receive a scorecard at registration with exhibitors who are participating in the challenge. Simply visit the booths listed, learn about the product and receive a sticker on your scorecard for visiting the… https://attendeenet.eventsair.com/QuickEventWebsitePortal/pfa2019/pfa-website-2019

Join the PFA’s Five Card Draw Challenge and earn CEU’s for visiting the exhibit floor. You will receive a scorecard at registration with exhibitors who are participating in the challenge. Simply visit the booths listed, learn about the product and receive a sticker on your scorecard for visiting...

04/17/2019
Current Pedorthics Mar/Apr 2013 - Vol. 45, Issue 2

Check out Past Issues of Current Pedorthics. Just uploaded: Mar/Apr 2013 - Vol. 45, Issue 2 on @joomag: https://joom.ag/2Dha

SPRING ISSUE: Table of Contents: 1) Differential Diagnosis of Heel Pain - 2) Symposium 101: What Does It Take To Put-on The Greatest Show Around? - 3) Alternative Business Models: Beyond The Brick & Mortar Store/Office Front - 4) Writing the Bullet Proof Claim: Make it Clear and Precise - 5) How to....

Will we see you there?
04/17/2019

Will we see you there?

Are you taking advantage of all your Member Benefits?
04/16/2019

Are you taking advantage of all your Member Benefits?

April is Foot Health Awareness Month! Getting in Step with PedorthicsPedorthics is the management and treatment of condi...
04/16/2019

April is Foot Health Awareness Month!

Getting in Step with Pedorthics
Pedorthics is the management and treatment of conditions of the foot, ankle, and lower extremities requiring fitting, fabricating, and adjusting of pedorthic devices. Pedorthics uses footwear to help ease and treat these foot-related problems.

What is a Pedorthist?
An individual who is trained in the management and treatment of conditions of the foot, ankle, and lower extremities requiring fitting, fabricating, and adjusting of pedorthic devices.

What does a Pedorthist do?
Credentialed pedorthists select and modify footwear (or make it, if necessary) to help people maintain or regain as much mobility as possible. When your ability to walk is affected, everything that surrounds or touches your foot—whether it's foot orthoses, shoes, boots, slippers, sandals, socks, hosiery, night splints, bandages, braces, partial-foot prosthetics, or other devices—interacts with your foot. That makes footwear a crucial part of your recommended treatment plan. Footwear adjustments can be made inside or outside a shoe.

Foot orthoses, also called orthotics, area an important component of footwear that can accommodate, support, or relieve specific conditions, as well as improve the foot's function. In addition to designing and fabricating an appropriate orthotic, a credentialed pedorthist can provide you with personalized attention in selecting, fitting, and modifying shoes so that you can wear the orthotic effectively. Credentialed pedorthists follow up to make sure the footwear functions as your doctor prescribed. A footwear prescription, like any other prescription, takes into account your medical history, activities of daily living, and treatment goals.

Do you know what a Pedorthist does?
04/15/2019

Do you know what a Pedorthist does?

04/11/2019

WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU! What do you want to see at our 60th annual symposium this year?

Thank you New Step for your continued support through the many years of our Annual Symposium and Exhibitions. You are an...
04/11/2019
Home | New Step Orthotic Lab

Thank you New Step for your continued support through the many years of our Annual Symposium and Exhibitions. You are an outstanding Vendor! We appreciate you and can not wait to celebrate our 60th Annual Symposium at the M Resort Spa Casino with you!

Our mission is to use innovative technology, quality products and superior customer service that  reflect our commitment to our customers and our industry.

Come hang by the pool with us in Vegas this year for our 60th Annual Symposium and Exhibition! See you there!
04/09/2019

Come hang by the pool with us in Vegas this year for our 60th Annual Symposium and Exhibition! See you there!

April is Foot Health Awareness Month!
04/08/2019

April is Foot Health Awareness Month!

Thank you for the reminder Mr. President!
04/05/2019

Thank you for the reminder Mr. President!

Will you be in attendance? PFA's 60th Annual Symposium & Exhibition, Join the PFA’s Five Card Draw Challenge and earn ...
04/03/2019
PFA's 60th Annual Symposium & Exhibition

Will you be in attendance? PFA's 60th Annual Symposium & Exhibition, Join the PFA’s Five Card Draw Challenge and earn CEU’s for visiting the exhibit floor. You will receive a scorecard at registration with exhibitors who are participating in the challenge. Simply visit the booths listed, learn about the product and receive a sticker on your scorecard for visiting the… https://attendeenet.eventsair.com/QuickEventWebsitePortal/pfa2019/pfa-website-2019

Join the PFA’s Five Card Draw Challenge and earn CEU’s for visiting the exhibit floor. You will receive a scorecard at registration with exhibitors who are participating in the challenge. Simply visit the booths listed, learn about the product and receive a sticker on your scorecard for visiting...

Are you taking advantage of all your Member Benefits?
04/02/2019

Are you taking advantage of all your Member Benefits?

Will we see you there?
04/02/2019

Will we see you there?

April is Foot Health Awareness Month! Getting in Step with PedorthicsPedorthics is the management and treatment of condi...
04/01/2019

April is Foot Health Awareness Month!

Getting in Step with Pedorthics
Pedorthics is the management and treatment of conditions of the foot, ankle, and lower extremities requiring fitting, fabricating, and adjusting of pedorthic devices. Pedorthics uses footwear to help ease and treat these foot-related problems.

What is a Pedorthist?
An individual who is trained in the management and treatment of conditions of the foot, ankle, and lower extremities requiring fitting, fabricating, and adjusting of pedorthic devices.

What does a Pedorthist do?
Credentialed pedorthists select and modify footwear (or make it, if necessary) to help people maintain or regain as much mobility as possible. When your ability to walk is affected, everything that surrounds or touches your foot—whether it's foot orthoses, shoes, boots, slippers, sandals, socks, hosiery, night splints, bandages, braces, partial-foot prosthetics, or other devices—interacts with your foot. That makes footwear a crucial part of your recommended treatment plan. Footwear adjustments can be made inside or outside a shoe.

Foot orthoses, also called orthotics, area an important component of footwear that can accommodate, support, or relieve specific conditions, as well as improve the foot's function. In addition to designing and fabricating an appropriate orthotic, a credentialed pedorthist can provide you with personalized attention in selecting, fitting, and modifying shoes so that you can wear the orthotic effectively. Credentialed pedorthists follow up to make sure the footwear functions as your doctor prescribed. A footwear prescription, like any other prescription, takes into account your medical history, activities of daily living, and treatment goals.

Guess once the body is over 45 years, it’s parts stop working at their maximum potential,😂😂 namely your eyesight...
03/29/2019

Guess once the body is over 45 years, it’s parts stop working at their maximum potential,😂😂 namely your eyesight 👀. Imagine that concept.
Found this little gem to use in the lab. Available in any hardware store.

03/28/2019

WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU! What do you want to see at our 60th annual symposium this year?

Are you using your member benefit?
03/27/2019

Are you using your member benefit?

Are you paying to much for your processing? As a member of PFA, Priority I.S. puts money back in your pocket!

03/26/2019

We want your opinion! We currently offer Current Pedorthics in electronic format only. Do you

03/23/2019
Sole-lutions Footwear

Everyone say hi 👋 to Stuart Pressman at Sole-lutions Footwear as he grinds out another fabulous orthotic! Thank you for all you do for the Pedorthic World Sir!
#thankfulforourmembers
#retail
#pedorthiclife

Customized full length heel lift with arch pad for leg length differences. #pedorthist #solelutions footwear #pembrokepines 26 years of hands on technique for the perfect fit! #leglengthdiscrepancy #heellift #customorthotics #orthotics

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03/13/2019

Beware!

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