I am pleased to introduce the latest article, “Inside Insights On Shoewear Modifications,” in our CE series. This series, brought to you by the North American Center for Continuing Medical Education, consists of regular CE activities that qualify for one continuing education contact hour (.1 CEU). Readers will not be required to pay a processing fee for this course.
Finding shoes that fit can be difficult for patients who have certain conditions such as hammertoes or Charcot arthropathy.
With this topic in mind, David Levine, DPM, CPed, offers an insightful article full of practical insights on various shoe modifications that one can perform or recommend to help treat patients.
At the end of this article, you’ll find a nine-question exam. Please mark your responses on the postage-paid postcard and return it to HMP Communications. This course will be posted on Podiatry Today’s Web site (www.podiatrytoday.com) roughly one month after the publication date. I hope this CE series contributes to your clinical skills.
Jeff A. Hall
INSTRUCTIONS: Physicians may receive one continuing education contact hour (.1 CEU) by reading the article on pg. 61 and successfully answering the questions on pg. 66. Use the postage-paid card provided to submit your answers or fax the form to NACCME at (610) 560-0502.
ACCREDITATION: The North American Center for Continuing Medical Education (NACCME) is approved by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education as a sponsor of continuing education in podiatric medicine.
DESIGNATION: This activity is approved for 1 continuing education contact hour or .1 CEU.
DISCLOSURE POLICY: All faculty participating in Continuing Education programs sponsored by the NACCME are expected to disclose to the audience any real or apparent conflicts of interest related to the content of their presentation.
DISCLOSURE STATEMENTS: Dr. Levine has disclosed that he has no significant financial relationship with any organization that could be perceived as a real or apparent conflict of interest in the context of the subject of his presentation.
GRADING: Answers to the CE exam will be graded by the NACCME. Within 60 days, you will be advised that you have passed or failed the exam. A score of 70 percent or above will comprise a passing grade. A certificate will be awarded to participants who successfully complete the exam.
TARGET AUDIENCE: Podiatrists.
RELEASE DATE: September 2004.
EXPIRATION DATE: September 30, 2005.
LEARNING OBJECTIVES: At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:
• describe the potential impact of rocker sole modifications for patients;
• discuss the benefits of combining rocker sole modifications with steel shanks;
• explain how the use of external counters can benefit patients; and
• discuss the use of relasts and plug modifications.
Sponsored by the North American Center for Continuing Medical Education.