CME Live Courses - USA

Continuing Medical Education

Course Requirements:

High School Diploma or equivalent and in some cases a minimum of a C.Ped. certificate is required.

 

Lecture:

Ground Zero - Applied Foot And Ankle Biomechanics Live Course 50 CME's

Live, 5 day course; covering lecture and hands on range of motion, foot typing, gait analysis. Developed for the individual with a focus on patient care, sports medicine, prevention or treating chronic or unresolved foot pathologies or the beginner who wants to excel in biomechanical theory. Annually under review by the ABC for approximately 50 CME's Category I; previously approved in the past.

Workshop:

Range Of Motion - Intrinsic Versus Extrinsic Posting Live Course 20 CME's

Live, two day course currently under review by the ABC as a new course offering for 2017 for approximately 25 CME's; Category I. Ideal for the person needing to improve their patient assessment skills and hand techniques. A ten step range of motion is taught and the theory to create a biomechanically engineered treatment plan. Choosing stability shoes versus cushioned shoes or intrinsic versus extrinsic posting can be challenging. This course helps the practitioner to become confident in developing their treatment plan and incorporating various posting techniques for the numerous foot types and pathologies presented in their practice.

Manufacturing:

CME's Varies - Live Courses May Be Customized As Deemed Necessary To Meet The Objectives Of The Enrollee

Courses can be custom designed for education on any topic related to the foot and ankle, with the exception of hands-on manufacturing of AFO's and custom shoes. The cost for any of the 5 Day Manufacturing Courses held in Elwood, Indiana is  $2K; with one-on-one instruction from our lead manufacturing instructor; whose skills are BAPFOL accredited. Joe Haig is the prior owner and a founding partner of OSI Labs (Allied OSI Labs), an international podiatric manufacturing lab. This course can be divided into a day rate for those who desire to return sooner to their business, practicing what they have learned and then return for further instruction at a later date. The “day rate” is $900.00 per day, not including travel expenses or travel time. Please see CME Categories per course; some are Category I and some are Category II.

1) Fundamentals Of Functional Feet Orthoses: Focusing on the fundamentals of manufacturing podiatric style feet orthoses using Rootian non-weightbearing casting or similar techniques to incorporate true intrinsic posting techniques according to literature and BAPFOL standards. Four types of bilateral functional feet orthoses will be manufactured from neutral casts developed into positive casts which includes platforming, expansion, intrinsic modifications will be performed. Extrinsic posting as applicable will be performed as well as finishing and quality analysis. Currently under review by the ABC for approximately 50 CME's Category I; previously approved in the past.

2) Advanced Manufacturing Courses:

a) Advanced Manufacturing : A minimum of a pedorthic certification is required with an entrance exam to ascertain the level of biomechanical theory the student has been exposed to and can perform to industry standards. This course is focused on pediatric functional feet orthosis Kirby Skive and Blake Inverted education (primarily focusing on improving hand skills or understanding theory) - intended for the person desiring to work with or receive referrals from podiatrists. This course is  highly recommended for the person or company who intends to engage in manufacturing podiatric style feet orthoses to the masses. Annually under review by the ABC for approximately 50 CME's Category I; previously approved in the past.

b) Advanced Theory And Manufacturing Course - Student must pass an entrance exam to ensure competency in performing hand skills prior to elevating them to this level of knowledge. Custom course - Category II; must be submitted by attendee for CME credits.

Internship Courses: require consultation with a Pedorthic Educational Advisor; please contact online@rmpi.org to engage in customizing an internship program. Tuition cost is dependent upon choosing from 1) traditional tuition pricing or 2) a “work-for-trade” which requires the student to perform administrative, research or clinical tasks in trade for tuition.


 

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