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Register online for ACFAOM 2011 by next Monday - and save $120!
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The special discount Early-Bird Registration for the 2011 ACFAOM Clinical Conference ends in 6 days - on Aug. 22! The conference will be held Oct. 27-30, at the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek, Disney World. With 21 CPME approved CE credits, you will learn everything you need to be a great clinician and a successful office-based practice owner. Program highlights include: 

 • Innovations in Medical Management: From Horses to Zebras (Drs. Jeffrey Robbins, Jonathan Labovitz, Marshall Solomon & Kathleen Satterfield) – 3.5 hrs of clinical case-based learning in small groups 

 • Advanced Biomechanics for the 21st Century Podiatrist (Drs. Kevin Kirby, Simon Spooner (U.K.) & Bruce Williams) – 3 hrs of 20 min clinical lectures plus 3 hrs 'hands-on' workshop 

Practical Applications of Current Science in Wound Care (Drs. Jason Hanft, Robert Snyder & James Stavosky) – 3.5 hrs of 20 min clinical lectures plus 3 hrs 'hands-on' workshop

Podiatric Dermatology: What Are We Missing? (Drs. Bradley Bakotic & Allen Jacobs) - 4 hrs of didactic learning and clinical demonstrations 

Plus sessions on billing & coding, ultrasound, EHRs, HIPAA compliance, research papers, an exhibition and networking. All attendees will receive a FREE copy of the just published 40-page Prescription Custom Foot Orthoses Practice Guidelines. Click here to view the program, register online, and make hotel reservations!

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Do we shortchange simple clinical solutions in residency programs?
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A topic that has been recurring in residency program circles and in practice rears its head even now. That topic revolves around our advancing techniques and technologies, and how we approach podiatric surgery. More

Meet Dr. Sgarlato - today at 9 p.m. ET
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Thomas Sgarlato, DPM, FACFAOM, will be the guest on today's Meet the Masters audio-conference (at 9 p.m. ET) with host, and former ACFAOM president, Dr. Bret Ribotsky. Dr. Sgarlato is one of the true "Fathers of Podiatry." He is an educator, inventor, and entrepreneur. Very few DPMs have truly changed the landscape of the practice of podiatric medicine, and Dr. Sgarlato is on this prestige list. The surgical foundation of our profession is based on biomechanics, and he was involved in teaching this to the world. To register for this FREE weekly, and unique, learning experience that will give you additional insights into the profession's past and future click here. More

Doctor invents new athletic footwear to reduce injuries
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The deceptively simple-looking carbon-fiber widget represents American ingenuity, altruistic values and entrepreneurial grit. The small, tong-shaped device also may prove to be one of the most important innovations in footwear since leather laces. Dr. Casey Kerrigan, former chair of the University of Virginia's Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, is the inventor of the patented object she hopes will revolutionize how shoes are made. More

Plantar fasciitis: A new take on custom orthoses
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The medical literature generally supports the use of foot orthoses for management of plantar fasciitis symptoms, but evi­dence regarding specific orthotic designs is inconclusive. Early research suggests a temporary custom foot orthosis may be an effective treatment option. More

Even if the shoe fits, it may not be protecting your foot
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At least once a year somebody seems to produces a piece of research decrying the supposed benefits of running shoes. Shoe companies don't help matters by indulging in some spurious claims about their footwear and, for the most part, resist independent scrutiny of how their cushioning technologies are tested. More

4 ways runners can strengthen foot muscles
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During a one-hour run, your feet push off the pavement about 10,000 times - enough of a workout to build some pretty impressive foot muscles, you'd figure. "Considering the countless miles that runners put in, most think that they have very strong feet," says Matt Ferguson, the president of Vancouver, Canada-based Progressive Health Innovations. "And they do – but only for one motion." More

Experts: Toe deformities should be treated early
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Hammer toes, curly toes, crossover toes and bunions are not only painful, they can be a red flag for other health problems, a new report warns. According to a review published in the August issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, deformities of the lesser toes, which includes all the toes except for the big toe, should be treated as early as possible by an orthopaedic surgeon to avoid other complications. More

Foot care an important factor in healthy aging
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Forget aging gracefully. For today's baby boomers, it's more important than ever to stay healthy and active as they age. While growing older causes some unavoidable body changes, more boomers are focusing on healthy lifestyles that can help them prevent problems associated with aging - like mobility issues related to the feet and legs. More

Forefoot plantar pressure reduction of off-the-shelf rocker bottom provisional footwear
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Increased plantar pressures have been shown to be a risk factor in ulceration of the neuropathic foot. Prescriptive footwear is a common medical treatment, yet evidence regarding the efficacy of these prescriptions is underdeveloped. The purpose of this study is to determine the off-loading properties of four provisional shoes; a rocker sole compared to a flat sole shoe with and without the addition of a 1.25 cm plastizote insert. More
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