The has Australian Pedorthic Medical Grade Footwear Association (APMGFA) has developed this certification program for practitioners that work within the pedorthic, medical grade footwear and footwear services in Australia and surrounding countries. Such services will be required for people who have physiological changes caused by medical problems and/or abnormalities to their feet or legs.
The program objectives:
- To ensure that certified persons are competent to assess foot/footwear conditions and needs from basic to high level service requirements when medical problems or abnormalities in feet or related structure may or may not exist.
- To ensure the certified persons are competent to advise patients on appropriate footwear, care of feet and related structure and provision of Orthotic appliances
- To ensure that certified persons are competent to design and manufacture specialised and customised medical footwear when required by patients.
- To provide a register of competent persons across Australia and surrounding countries with a range of specialised skills for assessing, advising and manufacturing specialised and customised footwear when required by patients.