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On behalf of the American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics and Pedorthics, Inc. (ABC) I am pleased to present this Practice Analysis of Certified Pedorthists. This report describes the contemporary practice of ABC certified pedorthists practicing in the United States. It represents the culmination of months of planning, execution, data analyses and writing.
A project of the magnitude depends on the hard work and commitment of many professionals, and we are pleased to acknowledge their contributions to the final product. We are indebted to the Practice Analysis Task Force (PATF) for the wisdom and direction it provided. Its members— Dennis Dillard, C.Ped., CTO (Chair); Dan Ballard, C.Ped.; John Brestovansky, CO, C.Ped.; Marcus Day, C.Ped., CFo; Carol Grettum, CP, C.Ped; Ed Hicks, CO, C.Ped.; Dennis Janisse, C.Ped.; Erick Janisse, CO, C.Ped.; Gordon Rabing, C.Ped. and Shelly Simmering, C.Ped.—worked with us throughout the conduct of the study.
Finally, we are grateful to Catherine A. Carter, Executive Director and Stephen B. Fletcher, CPO, LPO, Director of Clinical Resources at ABC. They provided thoughtful and consistent support during the conduct of the study.
This project represents a substantial investment of ABC’s financial resources and personnel as related to our efforts in continuing to develop exemplary examination programs as well as providing information to primary and continuing education programs. We are proud to present this to the profession.
Eric Ramcharran, CPO President