News and articles from the PAA

April is Falls Prevention Month

There are many factors that contribute to a person’s risk of falling. Not the least of which is footwear.  Inappropriate and ill-fitting footwear can lead to falls which may result in injury. This is particularly so with the elderly and with people that have diseases such as diabetes and arthritis. Are you or someone you know at risk? Did you know that there is an ideal shoe to minimise falls risk? shoe components April is Falls Prevention Month and this is the ideal time to visit a Pedorthist to have your feet, shoes and falls risk checked by members of the Pedorthic profession.  Pedorthists have received extensive training in footwear fitting, footwear modification and new custom shoe construction, if required.   To find a Certified Pedorthist near you please click here. shoefitting  

Training Calendar now available!

February 5, 2016
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The 2016 Calendar is now available and you can download the PDF below. The PAA training program has been specifically designed to provide the practitioner with hands on training and a theoretical background to provide quality treatment services and products to their clients. The training is a requirement of the PAA certification criteria which is administered by the Pedorthic Register of Australia. Continual Professional development hours are also a requirement to renewing certification annually. 30 Hours of approved PD training hours are now required each year for Certified Pedorthists. Sign up for a 2nd course and get 20% off that course fee. Sign up for a 3rd and receive 30% off that course fee. Precert A training provides the necessary 16 hours of preliminary training for certification of Medical Grade Footwear Practitioners at the Retail Pedorthist Level. Precert B training provides the additional necessary 16 hours of preliminary training for certification of Medical Grade Footwear Practitioners at the Certified Pedorthist Level. Click here for flyer.