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An organization that works for YOU
ACFAOM    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The American College of Foot & Ankle Orthopedics & Medicine (ACFAOM) is dedicated to the professional success of every one of its members. Membership in ACFAOM will enhance your professional stature, increase your clinical capabilities, and grow your practice. In addition to providing valuable resources, ACFAOM vigorously promotes the importance of biomechanics and medicine to the schools and residency programs, and the profession at large as an affiliated specialty organization within the APMA, so that the foundation upon which everything we do as podiatrists remains the primary focus of our profession.

If you are interested in joining ACFAOM, or want to learn more about the organization, visit our website at Or click here to join now.

Developing a comprehensive plan to treat plantar fasciitis
Podiatry Today    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Patients with chronic heel pain represent a significant percentage, up to 20 percent, of the population presenting to healthcare providers specializing in foot and ankle disorders. Patients frequently comment that their plantar heel pain is worse with the first few steps they take in the morning after arising from bed. The pain declines after a few minutes but returns through the day the longer the patient is on his or her feet. Significant findings associated with plantar heel pain include tightness of the Achilles tendon, high body mass index and unsupportive shoe gear. More

Hands-Free Vascular Testing by Koven

Koven's Smartdop® 30EX with PPG probe enables hands-free ABI's, TBI's, Segmental pressures & PVR's. It eliminates the need to hold the probe or manually inflate the cuff. Team up with our exclusive Smart-V-Link® software to integrate vascular testing into your facility's EHR or PACS system.

How group purchasing can boost practice revenue
HealthLeaders Media    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Physician practices don't typically devote much time to purchasing and inventory management because, after all, it's a doctor's office and not a warehouse. But some focus on purchasing and inventory can pay off with reduced costs big enough to affect your bottom line, says Dena Kitchens, senior director of physician services with Provista, a consulting company based in Irving, Texas. More

3 ways doctors can protect against social media fraud
American Medical News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
With so much professional information and commentary - posted by physicians and others - in the social media realm, is there a potential for identity theft or misrepresentation? Social media experts say yes. More

Diabetes-related amputations can be cut in half    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
A new study has found that shoe inserts, foot care, regular checkups and other simple interventions can reduce amputations among patients with diabetes by more than half. The research was carried out by orthotic researchers at Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, who have been studying diabetic foot complications since 2008, focusing on protecting the foot from overloading the foot sole in order to minimize the risk of ulcers. More
Protect Your Practice with PICA
For over 30 years, PICA has been protecting and supporting podiatric physicians and the podiatric profession. We are more than just malpractice insurance. Endorsed by ACFAOM, we offer a variety of risk management tools, outstanding customer service, expert claims handling and access to other insurance products.
FDM-T System from Noraxon USA Inc
The basic system FDM-T consists of a treadmill ergometer with an integrated, calibrated measuring sensor. The sensor element consists of high-quality capacitive force sensors. On an area of 150 x 50 cm the sensor unit consists of more than 5000 pressure / force sensors. More info
The TOM-CAT makes you more profitable
The TOM-CAT Scanner minimizes the steps required to prescribe your orthotics. Traditional casting methods require messy plaster, clean up and sometimes requires more than one casting to get the proper mold for your feet. The TOM-CAT Scanning system replaces traditional methods and produces better and faster results. More info

Is there a remedy for the growing problem of plantar fasciitis?
Digital Journal    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Plantar fasciitis is rather painful and affects the sole of the foot. It affects two million Americans each year and 10 percent of the country during a lifetime. It occurs when the bottom of the foot is overstretched or overused. More

SPECT-CT improves preop foot diagnosis    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Research demonstrates the usefulness of radionuclide bone scans with single photon-emission computed tomography and computed tomography for the assessment of patients awaiting foot or ankle surgery. More

Why it's important to find time away from your practice
Podiatry Today    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Nicholas A Campitelli DPM FACFAS writes, "I thought I would start the year off on a different note than what I had focused my previous blogs on. As we all set goals for the new year within our practice, it is important to remember that our work is not the only reason we exist. While it is easy to fall into the daily rat race, trying to stay abreast of the latest advancements in podiatry, there is more to life than podiatry." More

Obesity and its consequences spreading rapidly around the world
The Dallas Morning News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Clogged arteries and sedentary lifestyles have replaced germs as the world’s leading killers. Where hunger once held much of the world in its grip, the 1.6 billion overweight and obese now outnumber the malnourished by nearly 2-to-1. More

Respectful physician-patient communication
Physician's Practice    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Handheld electronic communication devices are practical tools that save time, money, and paper. But they lose their value when we allow them to constantly interrupt our face-to-face conversations or force us to have important discussions at inopportune times. More

A biomechanical analysis of the effects of low-Dye taping on arch deformation during gait
The Foot via PubMed    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The low-Dye technique serves to limit hindfoot pronation and medial arch collapse. Few studies exist that investigate the effects on medial arch deformation from a biomechanical perspective. More

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