February 10 to 24, 2021
Lab on February 26, 2021
Registration fees include morning refreshments and a parking pass.
A therapeutic shoe fitter is an allied health professional specifically educated and trained to provide non-custom therapeutic shoes and non-custom multi-density inserts. This course includes fitting, adjusting, or modifying devices that reflect the level of education and training received. This is a hybrid course with 16-hours online didactic and a 4-hour in- class fitting lab conducted in Spokane, Washington on May 3, 2019.
This course has been approved for 12.5 CEU credits ABC; 14 CEU credits BOC; 12 MCE credits OPC.
Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:
- Describe the professional role of the therapeutic shoe fitter;
- Describe the professional ethical responsibilities of a therapeutic shoe fitter;
- Use basic medical terminology for communication and documentation;
- Identify basic foot anatomy;
- Identify common foot pathologies and deformities;
- Describe the signs, symptoms, and risk factors associated with the diabetic foot;
- Identify the process for providing a physical evaluation of the foot;
- Identify therapeutic shoe eligibility criteria;
- Identify common materials used in therapeutic footwear and prefabricated foot orthoses;
- Describe the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) documentation requirements;
- Evaluate the foot in a comprehensive manner;
- Use foot measurement tools to select appropriate footwear for the diabetic foot—defined in the A5500 CMS Code; and
- Use the appropriate tools and materials to select, direct mold, and fit foot orthoses—defined in the A5512 CMS Code.
Ruthie H. Dearing, MHSA, JD
O & P Technology Program
Spokane Falls Community College
3410 W. Whistalks Way
Spokane, Washington 99224
509-533-3231 FAX 509-533-4143