Apis Footwear $60K Shoe Donation
Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Apis Footwear supports the RMPI dating back to 2005 by hosting Pedorthic Pre-Certification Courses at their El Monte, California headquarters. The RMPI is proud to be aligned with Apis Footwear with continuing medical education courses provided to their existing customers and future customers. Please contact them for course topics of interest to you so that we may continue to meet your career objectives; improving patient outcomes.  Apis' recent generous donation of high quality, orthopedic grade, diabetic shoes and casual shoes are valued at over $60K.

Please visit their website at:

ING The Makers Of OrthoSleeve, OS1st, And Foot Gym
Matches Prior Year Donation - Totaling $120K
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
ING the maker of OrthoSleeve, OBrands and Foot Gym is proud to announce sponsorship of The Robert M. Palmer, MD, Institute Of Biomechanics with a matching contribution from 2015 of $60K to 2016 totaling $120K to educate pedorthists and allied healthcare practitioners; improving patient and consumer outcomes.
ING Source holds several patents and is the creator of the innovative OrthoSleeve brand products: the FS6 Compression Foot SleeveCS6 Compression Calf Sleeve; KS6 Compression Knee Sleeve; PS3 Compression Patella Sleeve; and ES3 Compression Elbow Sleeve. New products are on the horizon and targeted for launch in the upcoming months. Visit ING's website at:
This donation will contribute to the RMPI capital campaign towards pedorthic education, research and scholarships in honor of the advancements in footcare product designs by innovative pedorthic practitioners. As a leader in Applied Biomechanical Theory the RMPI serves students and healthcare practitioners both internationally and nationally as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit school for pedorthic certification, continuing medical education and clinical and retail internships.
Visit or email to learn about the vision and mission of the RMP I or to make a contribution to the RMPI Capital Campaign to support Pedorthics Education
Globally and improve patient outcomes.  Scholarships available due to the generosity of ING; tuition includes dormitory housing and shuttle service. Mention this press release to receive the ING scholarship on pedorthic certification education for the years 2015-2016.
Please visit the RMPI booth at the upcoming 2016 PFA Symposium where Pam Haig, C.Ped., BOCPD will be speaking on Applied Foot And Ankle Biomechanics  titled: "Range Of Motion" and also at the AOPA meeting in 2017. Abstracts are being submitted for the 2017 PFA Symposium where Dr. Patrick DeHeer will lecture on Equinus with Pam Haig providing a workshop on performing the Silfverskoild test.
Change In RMPI Phone Number Effective 09-01-2016: 765-425-9012
Thursday, September 8, 2016
The RMPI faculty is touring the USA - promoting pedorthic education prior to the NCOPE mandated Associates Degree. The proposed curriculum topics are being approved and targeted for 2020. To reach us timely - we have a traveling school cell phone 765-425-9012.


ING Source - Makers of OrthoSleeve, OBrands and the Foot Gym sponsors
the RMPI with a $60K donation to enhance educational opportunities.
To learn more about "MakING life better", please visittheir website at:
Tuesday, July 7, 2015

 ING the maker's of OrthoSleeve, OBrands and Foot Gym is proud to announce sponsorship of The Robert M. Palmer, MD, Institute Of Biomechanics with a $60K donation for 2015 and another $60K for 2016! ING Source holds several patents and is the creator of the innovative OrthoSleeve brand products: the FS6 Compression Foot Sleeve; CS6 Compression Calf.

Visit their website at:

RMPI - NCOPE Accredited - Sponsored By OSU Institute Of Technology
Tuesday, June 30, 2015

To enroll in RMPI's CME Courses or Pedorthic Pre-Certification Courses, please email or visit the RMPI website at

For OSUIT's website regarding the Pedorthist Certificate - visit:

To learn more about OSU - Institute of Technology visit:




Sroufe Donates 30K Milling Machine Courtesy of Remington Products
Monday, January 19, 2015

Manufacturing Technology Has Arrived; The Learning Begins!



NCOPE Receives RMPI Accreditation Application 02-17-2014!
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Accredited Pedorthic Programs Foot Solutions Pedorthic Pre-Certification CoursePedorthic Training Center2359 Windy Hill Rd., Suite 400Marietta, GA 30067Phone: 866-338-2597E-mail: Francis Tuttle Technology Center12777 N. Rockwell AveOklahoma City, OK 73142(405)717-7799Website: Pursuing Accreditation Robert M.
Oklahoma State University Sponsors RMPI
Sunday, November 3, 2013

 Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology sponsors RMPI

as a Pedorthic Pre-certification Curriculum in compliance with NCOPE and New Industry

Standards 2013- 2015; accepting enrollment for upcoming course dates!

"GLOWING for TA-TAHS" - Biomechanics In Motion
Saturday, June 15, 2013


Stephanie Danciu - Sponsored By The RMPI

Biomechanics "In Motion" - Saving Lives - Supporting Soles...  



A personal message from RMPI's Visionary Founder...

Please consider supporting those in your community as well as sponsoring  someone nationally in our "breast cancer awareness, prevention and financial hope campaign".  As the Visionary Founder of the RMPI, the genetic aspects of cancer has always caused me concern. My great grandfather had eye and nose cancer and my grandmother "Pearl" had a lifelong, intimate relationship with this disease. She survived cancer 1) uterine cancer in her 20's; full hysterectomy, 2) breast cancer in her 30's double mastectomies, 3) nose cancer in her 40's; disfiguring her face,  4) skin cancer throughout her adult life; scarring on multiple locations on her face, arms and body; reducing the enjoyment of many of lifes offerings - i.e. - golf, pools, gardening (wearing hats and clothing to shield her skin from the sun). She spent her entire 92 years on this earth -  "Surviving Cancer" and in her final ten years she persevered as a woman of deep Christian faith, entrusting God with lymph node cancer.  

I was named after my Grandmother - "Pamela Pearl Gross-Haig". On each Inaugration Day of our courses - I share my story of the dreams, aspiration, conception and reality of the RMPI - as the first not-for-profit pedorthic biomechanics school in the USA. I explain that there are many obstacles that each of us will face in our own lifetimes both professionally as well as personally through the transitions of life as we attain to reach our destiny. I remind those who attend our courses that perseverence is our strength as allied health care practitioners and it is what sustains many of us daily; hope too... please give hope to those who have yet to be diagnosed, those afraid of being diagnosed, to those who have been diagnosed and to those who hope for perseverance and more time... 

Our mission is to do our part in keeping them biomechanically "in motion" during this transition; supporting lives, supporting soles (souls) the vision and mission of the founders, adjunct faculty and volunteers of the RMPI - networking to make a difference -

Please visit the RMPI Outreach Tab on the Main Page of our website to learn more about the Outreach Programs of the RMPI. The RMPI has sponsored many events, some related to biomechanics specifically and some anonymously as we aspire to keep people moving - in locomotion; toward their dreams academically, personally and professionally. 

Biomechanics "in motion" - Saving Lives - Supporting Soles (Souls) from the feet up!...  The Race For Life - The Race For A Cure - The Race For Hope: - The RMPI will proudly be donating foot inserts and foot health products from our corporate sponsors:

Superfeet Worldwide, Spenco Medical Corporation, Powerstep LLC

RMPI Sponsors Paraplegic Olympic Medal Recipient - Dan Reed Link:
Sunday, February 17, 2013

Please visit this link to donate too!

To read more about the accomplishments of Dan Reed see RMPI's Outreach

Dr. Morden - Lead Biomechanical Advisor and RMPI Board Of Director - Passes Away
Saturday, January 26, 2013

Pam Haig, Founder's Statement:

I am saddened to loose my long term mentor and personal friend, Dr. Morden. Still to this day, I envision him sitting on his lecturing pedestal to which he deserves with honor, pride and recognition for his intense contribution to advancing the sciences. Students from around the world attended his lectures on anatomy, biomechanics, compensation, pathologies and surgical procedures. He passed away this past weekend as I packaged up his favorite snack ---Twizzlers Candy (and of course a book for him to read written by Neurosurgeon, Eben Alexander). He had generously shared his Twizzler's with me with me on many occasions as I served as not only as his student, but his secretary/assistant, editor, graphics artist and Powerpoint organizer during the late hours we shared expanding the curriculum in developing the RMPI school.

Historically, he began personally tutoring me after my employer (at that time), Dr. Richard Lundeen tossed the book titled Compendium of Podiatric Biomechanics to me and told me to "read this and then go talk to Theo. When you can talk to Theo, then come talk to me". Dr. Lundeen recognized Dr. Morden's strengths, having attended podiatric medical school together. So in my early twenties, I began interning with Theo in his office in my quest for knowledge to learn a level of competency to commuicate with both of them. Dr Morden was the perfect physician to teach me this complex topic and Dr. Lundeen served me well by recommending him.  Not only did Dr. Morden have a photographic memory, aced anatomy in medical school, understood advanced theory in biomechanics and compensation; he loved to teach it as much as I hungered for the knowledge. He was considered  a "walking encyclopedia" by many who knew him. Dr. Morden and I later went into practice together, subleasing space in an office that served as the visionary location for the RMPI school; he the podiatrist, me the pedorthist servicing orthopedic, podiatric and multidisciplinary patient referrals.  It was through this relationship that Dr. Robert Palmer, a leading Indianapolis orthopedic surgeon gained respect for Dr. Morden's advanced knowledge in biomechanics and they became a dynamo-team on complex orthopedic and podiatric theories treating chronic and unresolved pathologies within our office. Dr. Morden and Dr. Palmer traveled nationally teaching these complex topics as The Robert M. Palmer, M.D., Institute Of Biomechanic went from being a concept to a reality. 

Theo, my mentor, my friend; my "big brother" - stern, firm, molding me into the pedorthic educator that I represent today... I will forever miss you.  If I could hear you tell me "Listen Pam, listen - think - think; put your pen down, stop writing, listen" -  it would be music to my ears. And with this said -  you always kept me "on-my-toes" with your authority, confidence, wit and humor; captured in this recent photo. 

Dr. Lundeen - Scientific Advisor - Passes Away
Saturday, September 3, 2011

Richard Lundeen, DPM, Executive Director Of Research of the RMPI, passes away at the age of 60 years old. For a link to his accomplishments, please visit: "search engine - Lundeen", link:

Powerstep Raises The RMPI Roof!
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
"Powerstep Raises The RMPI Roof with a Powerful Financial Contribution and long term commitment towards the RMPI Capital Campaign". Powerstep shares the vision and mission of the RMPI - stating "education to the consumer as well as the healthcare provider, is the keystone to our industry and it is our pleasure to contibute to and support the RMPI in it's endeavors." To learn more about Powerstep Insoles please visit their website at:
Capital Campaign Under Way - Cluffy Wedge Cash Donation
Friday, February 11, 2011
Cluffy Wedge Inventor - Dr. James Clough makes contribution to RMPI Capital Campaign. Please visit P4Wedge website:
O & P Social Network Underway!
Thursday, February 10, 2011

O & P Social Network Underway - Share your experiences, questions, clinical trials, with other healthcare professionals! Visit them and join this exciting social network that serves the industry globally at

RMPI Founder - Robert M. Palmer, M.D., Passes Away
Sunday, December 26, 2010
Robert M. Palmer, M.D., born February 23, 1928, died in Delaware, Ohio, December 26, 2010. A longtime resident of Indianapolis, he died after a long illness. He practiced Orthopedic Surgery in Indianapolis since 1960. He was a graduate of Shortridge High School (1946), Indiana University B.A. (1950), M.A. (1951), and M.D. (1955). After internship and
RMPI Announces Lecturing Tour Beginning December 2010
Monday, November 8, 2010
RMPI Announces Lecturing Tour Beginning December 2010, leading into the future in Asia; specifically Hong Kond and Mainland, China.
RMPI Curriculum Expands Into Beijing, China
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Aetrex Donates iStep5000 Scanner To Enhance Technology Within RMPI Curriculum
Monday, November 30, 2009

Through the generosity of Aetrex, the RMPI has been able to provide education and technology to aspiring pedorthists. Since 2004, Aetrex's continuing donations of shoes for students to use during shoe fitting and shoe modification courses, several computers for the lecture hall, classroom and study hall, as well as the iStep System which measures foot pressures. The iStep software aids students with understanding pathologies, pressure mapping, inventory, and the advantages of using the iStep System.  With Aetrex's latest donation of the iStep 5000 Scanner, consumers and students will benefit from this innovative scanner that measures foot size and relates this information to the proper insert and shoe within the Aetrex line of products.  Aetrix - enabling the RMPI with technology and allowing you to "Live Life Your Way"!

RMPI Sets Course Dates
Friday, November 27, 2009
The Robert M. Palmer M.D., Institute Of Biomechanics "A Not-For-Profit School" has uniquely designed courses to provide pedorthic pre-certification education for the retail, clinical or biomechanical knowledge seeking pedorthist. Course dates for Levels 1-3 in a variety of locations in the United States, Hong Kong, Mainland China and Korea are available.
A Message to Pedorthists on the State of the Pedorthic Profession from the PFA President Dane LaFontsee
Wednesday, May 13, 2009

I don't see a lot of new Pedorthists entering the profession, and it seems like without that, our profession will contract and eventually die.  It also does not seem that other organizations are doing anything to help advance pedorthics.  My question is what can PFA do, and is PFA doing, to help turn the tide on this crisis hitting our profession?

Update to the Pedorthic Community From the ABC
Wednesday, May 13, 2009

The American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics and Pedorthics, Inc. (ABC) is committed to maintaining the distinction of excellence in pedorthic credentialing.

Clarification of Internship Hours and Testing Date Eligibility
Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Samlane Ketevong, Manager of ABC’s credentialing program makes the following statement regarding clarification of the internship hours and testing date eligibility

RMPI & Current Pedorthics Goes Green - April 2009 Issue Of Current Pedorthics
Thursday, April 2, 2009

At the RMPI we are taking a slow but steady focus on becoming more environmentally supportive.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Effective January 1, 2009, the approval of pre‐certification courses for the profession of pedorthics is under the organizational umbrella of the National Commission on Orthotic and Prosthetic Education (NCOPE). The Commission on Accreditation of Pedorthic Education (CAPE) dissolved as a corporation and now functions as a committee under
ACA's Parity Campaign Featured on Good Morning America
Monday, January 19, 2009
On January 14th, Good Morning America featured a piece on prosthetic parity as part of their GMA Gets Answers series ( This ongoing series is exploring the health care system in America, as well as other important consumer issues. “Coverage Denied, Amputee Fights Back”
Z-CoiL Shoes Are The HOT New Health Trend for 2009
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
Z-coil footwear is a unique design that puts a spring in your step. The heel of the shoe is on a spring to help absorb the impack of walking around. One of the most often asked questions is: "Are they stable?" Also, many people look at the shoe and comment that they would fall off the shoe. In all actuality, the Z-coil is the most stable
ABC Press Release Indicates Mandatory 1000 Internship Hours To Become Certified in Pedorthics - Effective March 1, 2009
Thursday, December 4, 2008
The Robert M. Palmer, M.D., Institute Of Biomechanics, A Not-For-Profit School had developed three Financial Aid Scholarship Programs to assist those who may be presented with difficulty in participating in a pre-certification course prior to the ABC deadline date of March 1, 2009. This Scholarship Tuition Price has been extended until December 2009 as many
ABC Adds Experience Requirement to C.Ped. Exam Eligibility Criteria
Thursday, December 4, 2008
The American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics and Pedorthics, Inc. (ABC) will be implementing a 1,000 hour pedorthic patient care requirement for all candidates seeking to become a Certified Pedorthist (C.Ped.). Effective March 2, 2009, pedorthic exam candidates will be required to possess a minimum of 1,000 hours of patient care
New Shoes Put Spring into your Step
Friday, November 7, 2008
These unique-looking shoes claim to offer physical benefits for your body. Learn More
The Robert M. Palmer, M.D., Institute of Biomechanics Launches Website
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
The Robert M. Palmer, M.D., Institute of Biomechanics is proud to announce the launch of it's new website provided by the professionals at SpinWeb Internet Media, Inc., located in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Superfeet Endows Pedorthic Biomechanics School
Thursday, October 27, 2005
With the support of an endowment from Superfeet LP, Ferndale, Washington, the Robert M. Palmer, MD Institute of Biomechanics Inc., opened the doors to its 30,000 square foot facility, the Historical City Hall building in Elwood, Indiana.
PEL Medical Supply Makes Capital Donation And Supplies Donation
Friday, March 31, 2000

PEL Supply Company commits to a cash donation in support of the RMPI Capital Campaign towards renovation of the historical city dome; the headquarters of the Pedorthic Biomechanical Education in the USA.  Along with their cash donation of $250.00, administrative supplies, clinical supplies and promotional products are also donated each month in support of the vision and mission of pedorthic education. THANK YOU PEL.  Please visit to learn more of PEL Supply Company and their founding statement; a remarkable story!



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