Superfeet Endowment Supports the Opening of
The Robert M. Palmer, M.D.,
Institute of Biomechanics, Inc.;
Classes Begin February 2006
October 22, 2005, Elwood, IN & Ferndale, WA – Today, with the support of an endowment from Superfeet, the Robert M. Palmer, M.D., Institute of Biomechanics, Inc., opened the doors to its 30,000 square foot facility, the Historical City Hall building in Elwood, Indiana. The landmark was donated to the Institute by Elwood Mayor W. Merrill Taylor and the Elwood Historical Society on the condition that the building receives $100,000 worth of renovations. The funds for renovations will come from Superfeet over the next five years. Founded by Pam Haig, C. Ped, in 1996, the Institute teaches advanced biomechanics for those in the related foot and ankle care professions, and footwear and orthotic industries. Classes are slated to begin in the facility in February 2006.
“We are enthusiastic about the opportunities that the City Of Elwood, the Historical Society of Elwood and Superfeet have provided us,” said Pam Haig, C. Ped and Founder, The Robert M. Palmer, M.D., Institute of Biomechanics, Inc. “Because of Superfeet’s donation, we now have the funds to renovate this enormous building that has so much potential. We are thrilled to house not only our own program in this incredible building, but also the National Headquarters for Pedorthic Biomechanical Education and the Indiana State Pedorthic Association.”
The Institute offers courses such as applied anatomy, physiology, biomechanics, orthopedic shoe modifications, and diabetic and retail shoe fitting. It is the first school to specialize in pedorthic biomechanics in a two-year Associates Degree in Applied Sciences and created an international “Partners in Alignment” campaign to prevent juvenile obesity and diabetes.
Based in Ferndale, Washington, Superfeet is the leader in the after market insole industry. Founded in 1977 to design and manufacture orthotics for the ski industry, Superfeet’s product line has expanded to include custom and trim-to-fit Premium Insoles for every type of sport and casual activity, and every type of footwear. For more information about Superfeet, please visit: www.superfeet.com
About the Robert M. Palmer Institute of Biomechanics
Founded in 1996, the Robert M. Palmer Institute of Biomechanics is a 501(3)(C) not-for-profit school that offers pedorthic educational courses. The Institute consists of a broad group of health care and educational professionals working together to continually improve the clinical application of pedorthics and lower extremity biomechanics. For more information about the school, please visit: www.rmpi.org
For more information, please contact:
Joe Haig, C. Ped., Treasurer
The Robert M. Palmer, M.D., Institute of Biomechanics, Inc.
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