Emerging Concepts In Orthoses For Patients With Diabetes

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   Dr. Feit is a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, and is in private practice in San Pedro and Torrance, Calif. He is the Past President of the Los Angeles chapter of the American Diabetes Association.

   Professor Nester is the Director of the Centre for Health, Sport and Rehabilitation Sciences Research, and the Associate Head for Research and Innovation at the School of Health, Sport and Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Salford in the United Kingdom.

   Dr. Wrobel is an Associate Professor of Medicine and the Director of the Center for Lower Extremity Ambulatory Research (CLEAR) at the Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine at the Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science in Chicago. He is also a Clinical and Research Podiatrist at the Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center in North Chicago, Ill.

   Dr. Armstrong is a Professor of Surgery at the University of Arizona College of Medicine and is the Director of the Southern Arizona Limb Salvage Alliance (SALSA). He is the Founder of CLEAR at the Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine at the Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science in Chicago.




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