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Foot Injuries and Disorders

NIH National Institute on Aging Information Center

Health Information publications from the National Institute on Aging can be ordered online. You can search or browse to find titles at http://www.nia.nih.gov/HealthInformation/Publications.

Review Date: June 16, 2011

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American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine

The American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine serves to advance the understanding, prevention and management of lower extremity sports and fitness injuries. AAPSM believes that providing such knowledge to the profession and the public will optimize enjoyment and safe participation in sports and fitness activities. AAPSM accomplishes this mission through professional education, scientific research, public awareness and membership support. Today, the AAPSM has over 700 members and is the second largest affiliate of the American Podiatric Medical Association (previously known as APA or American Podiatry Association).

Review Date: June 14, 2011

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American Board for Certification in Orthotics and Prosthetics, Inc.

The American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics and Pedorthics, Inc. (ABC) is the comprehensive credentialing organization for establishing individual and organizational performance standards for the provision of orthotic, prosthetic and pedorthic care and services. Established in 1948, ABC continues to work toward setting clinical standards, furthering professionalism and establishing the orthotics and prosthetics practitioner as a member of the allied health care community. .

Review Date: April 10, 2012

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American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons

The American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons is a medical specialty society comprised of more than 6,000 physician members. The mission of the College is to advance the competency of foot and ankle surgeons and the care of their patients by providing continuing education, publishing research, and serving as a source of information to the public.

Review Date: December 12, 2008

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American Podiatric Medical Association

Founded in 1912, the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA), is the leading resource for foot and ankle health information. Currently, the organization represents a vast majority of the estimated 15,000 podiatrists in the country. APMA's Council on Podiatric Medical Education is the body designated by the U.S. Department of Education to accredit the nation's podiatric medical schools. The Council has the responsibility to approve residency programs and continuing medical education programs. APMA's Educational Foundation, established in 1959, is dedicated to advancing the growth and stability of podiatric medicine through student scholarships and increasing nationwide awareness of foot and ankle health.

Review Date: December 15, 2011

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