• Assistance in development and growth of Therapeutic Shoe/Custom AFO and other Ancillary Service programs
    • Maintaining compliance with Medicare regulations
    • Proper casting, fitting, and dispensing techniques (provided through educational tools which can be used as a guide for current staff and to train future staff members)
      • Commonly seen conditions and deformities relating to the diabetic foot- the appropriate style and last of shoe for your patient
      • The need for custom vs. pre-fabricated diabetic inserts
      • Step by step interactive training on casting for custom AFOs as well as tips and tricks for shoe fitting
    • Staff education regarding prevention programs
      • Recognition of common abnormalities (from reception area – treatment room) and how the assistant can play an integral role in recognizing the additional needs of patients
      • Balance/incoordination/Fall risk
      • Bio-mechanical issues
      • Preparing for the patient day in order to provide the best possible care
      • Preparing patients and doctors for the comprehensive Diabetic Foot Exam
      • Performing a Fall Risk Assessment
      • Becoming well versed in program benefits and the importance of prevention and awareness