Praising The Diversity Of Topics At The ACFAOM Conference

Doug Richie Jr. DPM FACFAS
8/4/09 | 4639 reads | 4 comments
I recently attended the 2009 annual clinical conference presented by the American College of Foot and Ankle Orthopedics and Medicine (ACFAOM). This was an outstanding meeting which covered the key areas of podiatric medicine: biomechanics, diabetes and surgery. A stellar faculty included Robert Frykberg, DPM, Lee Rogers, DPM, John Steinberg, DPM, David Armstrong, DPM, PhD, Paul Scherer, DPM, and Marc Benard, DPM. Read More.

Kudos To JAPMA

Doug Richie Jr. DPM FACFAS
6/22/09 | 3549 reads | 0 comments
In case you have not had a chance to read it yet, the May/June 2009 issue of the Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association (JAPMA) is among the best ever in terms of content for the fan of lower extremity biomechanics. Hats off to Warren Joseph, DPM, who has driven this journal to a level of excellence, which is admired around the world. One only has to look at the diverse contributions from international researchers to appreciate that JAPMA is now a stage for publishing landmark articles relevant to all aspects of podiatric medicine. Read More.

Why Podiatrists Should Not Fear Custom Foot Orthotics At Costco

Doug Richie Jr. DPM FACFAS
5/28/09 | 28888 reads | 7 comments
A few months ago, a patient said she saw a service advertised at Costco, which provided custom foot orthotics to customers for a price of $89 per pair. She asked if I was concerned about this “competition” from a mass retailer. I replied that this type of commercial offering of custom foot orthotics would only help drive more patients into the offices of podiatric physicians. Read More.

Can Podiatrists Be The Premier Surgeons Of The Foot And Ankle Without An Understanding Of Current Biomechanics Research?

Doug Richie Jr. DPM FACFAS
4/21/09 | 3277 reads | 2 comments
I recently had the privilege of serving on the faculty of a seminar entitled “Biomechanics for the Foot and Ankle Surgeon,” which was recently held in Oakland, Ca. This conference was sponsored by the California School of Podiatric Medicine at Samuel Merritt University in association with the Prescription Foot Orthotic Laboratory Association (PFOLA). The content of this meeting was certainly the first of its kind in the podiatric profession. The purpose was to update the attendees on recent advances in knowledge in biomechanics, which would have direct application to improving outcome Read More.