Continuing Education

Dr. Comfort is proud to offer continuing education credits for the American Board for Certification (ABC) credentialed individuals relevant to orthotics, prosthetics, pedorthics, orthotic and therapeutic shoe fitting.

Courses

Understanding Peripheral Neuropathy

1.5 Scientific Credits - $70

Course Overview: In the U.S., diabetes is the leading cause of polyneuropathy by a large margin. Diabetes is, however, only one of over 100 conditions that are known to cause neuropathy. After attending this session, participants will understand exactly what neuropathy is and what it entails. Participants will also learn about many of the various and diverse causes of neuropathy. Finally, participants will be better prepared to provide conservative foot and ankle care for their patients with neuropathy. Available to all certified orthotists, prosthetists, pedorthists, therapeutic shoe fitters.

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Understanding and Managing the Charcot Foot

1.5 Scientific Credits - $70

Course Overview: Although only a small percentage of people with diabetes develop Charcot arthropathy in their feet, for those who do, it can be a very negatively impactful event. Charcot foot leads not only to deformity and disability, but can make one far more susceptible to developing plantar foot ulcers. In this session, we will explore the risk factors for development of a Charcot foot, as well as the root causes of Charcot foot. We will also discuss proper pedorthic management of the Charcot foot.

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Compression Hosiery and Diabetic Socks

1.5 Scientific Credits - $70

Course Overview: Socks and compression hosiery can be an often overlooked medical device which can help reduce complications related to the circulatory system. In this training, we review the components of socks and hosiery and provide information regarding common pathologies benefiting from compression hosiery.

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Understanding Common Foot Pathologies

1.5 Scientific Credits - $70

Course Overview: In this session, we will break down and discuss several commonly seen foot conditions. In addition to identifying and explaining them, we will also present multiple conservative treatment options for each. This session will be valuable to Certified Fitters of Therapeutic Shoes, Certified Pedorthists and Certified Orthotists.

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Surviving (or, Better Yet, Avoiding) Medicare Audits

1.5 Scientific Credits - $70

Course Overview: If you are a DME supplier for Medicare, you will be audited. Random audits are a fact of life, and not necessarily something to fear – so long as you are prepared. In this session we will discuss the different audits that Medicare uses. We will also discuss proper preparation and how to avoid subsequent and more scrutinizing audits.

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Comorbidities: Are You Seeing the Whole Picture?

1.5 Scientific Credits - $70

Course Overview: When dealing with complex (or even simple) foot pathologies, it is often easy to find focus solely on the foot and disregard the rest of the patient’s body. This can be not only a mistake, but an impediment to successful treatment of foot and ankle pathologies. In this session, we will discuss commonly encountered comorbidities with special attention paid to the geriatric patient population. We will explore how these additional concerns may impact the formulation and implementation of a pedorthic treatment plan.

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Credits

Dr Comfort will submit your name, certification and passing score to ABC after the course is complete.

Please note: Dr Comfort submits participant lists to ABC every 30 days. Therefore, it can take up to 6 weeks for a course to appear on your record. Your certificate number(s) will be required prior to taking the training and quiz.

BOC credits have not been pre-approved can be self-reported with the ABC approval letter to ensure the appropriate credits are applied.

Contact

For questions, contact Brian Lane at brian.lane@djoglobal.com or (262) 478-8377 or Erick Janisse at erick.janisse@djoglobal.com