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ACFAOM's Certified Clinical Podiatric Medical Assistant Course
ACFAOM
ACFAOM recently launched the Certified Clinical Podiatric Medical Assistant (CCPMA) course. Partnering with Medinail Learning Center, ACFAOM now offers podiatric medical assistants the opportunity to learn important clinical background information about working with patients' feet, and bringing them to a higher level of clinical expertise so they can provide more clinical support to the doctor, such as nail debridement and routine foot care. This course consists of ten online learning modules with two online exams. After passing the exams, an internship in a licensed podiatrist's office is required and usually provided by the student's employer podiatrist. On receiving verification that the student has had instruction on particular skills and finished the internship program, a certificate is awarded.

Click here to learn more about the course and to have your Assistant register online for $599. A $100 fee discount is available for Assistants taking this course if they are sponsored by an ACFAOM member.

PMAs and MNTs already certified by Medinails can also become an ACFAOM CCPMA by completing and passing the ACFAOM CCPMA Bridge Examination and paying a $75 exam fee.
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PROFESSION NEWS


Medial shin pain in runners: Evidence for orthosis use
Lower Extremity Review
Studies of the kinematic variables associated with medial tibial stress syndrome suggest possible targets for prevention and intervention, including the use of foot orthoses.
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Amniotic membrane: Does it have promise for diabetic foot ulcers?
Podiatry Today
The prevalence of diabetes, estimated at 14 percent in 2010, is projected to increase to 21 percent of adults in the United States by 2050. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has projected that as many as one out of three U.S. adults could have diabetes by 2050 if current trends continue.
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Obesity crisis sends diabetes rate soaring among under-40s
Daily Mail
Soaring numbers of under-40s are developing a type of diabetes linked to obesity and traditionally seen as a disease of the elderly. A study of GPs' records found the number of young people diagnosed with type 2 diabetes rose six-fold over two decades.
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Ordinary running shoes do not risk foot pronation for novice runners
Orthopedics Today
Inexperienced runners can use ordinary running shoes without special support without any additional risk of overpronation or underpronation, according to a study by researchers from Denmark and The Netherlands.
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Barefoot running with nonrearfoot strike pattern may put Achilles at risk
Lower Extremity Review
Women who run barefoot with a midfoot or forefoot strike pattern have higher Achilles tendon loads - and, potentially, a higher risk of tendinopathy - than rearfoot strikers, according to research e-published May 3 in the Annals of Biomedical Engineering.
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Will Medicare pay disclosure ruling be last straw for doctors?
American Medical News
A federal court decision that creates the potential to expose physicians' Medicare payment data to the public could persuade doctors not to participate in the program, said Jeff M. Scott, general counsel for the Florida Medical Assn.
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Students develop 'smart-shoes' to detect disorders related to pronation of legs
The Times of India
Final year electronics and communication engineering students of Srinivas Institute of Technology have developed 'Smart Shoes', electronic footwear to detect the disorders related to pronation of legs.
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Obesity and hypertriglyceridemia increase risk for diabetic neuropathy
Diabetes in Control
Peripheral neuropathy is one of the most common microvascular complication affecting diabetic patients. For these patients, neuropathy is a major cause for disability due to pain, loss of protective sensation leading to foot ulceration and amputation. Few medications provide relief from this pain but tight glycemic control is the most effective in managing or preventing this complication. A better understanding of the risk factors associated with the pathophysiology of this complication may provide more effective prevention and treatment therapies.
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CURRENT RESEARCH ARTICLE OF INTEREST


Adherence to wearing prescription custom-made footwear in patients with diabetes at high risk for plantar foot ulceration
Diabetes Care via PubMed
Prescription custom-made footwear can only be effective in preventing diabetic foot ulcers if worn by the patient. Particularly, the high prevalence of recurrent foot ulcers focuses the attention on adherence, for which objective data are nonexisting. We objectively assessed adherence in patients with high risk of ulcer recurrence and evaluated what determines adherence.
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