The Pedorthic Association of Canada (PAC) launched its first‐ever Clinical Practice Guidelines at its annual symposium in April.
Written by about 60 Canadian pedorthists and reviewed by 33 foot professionals from Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia, this manual is designed to raise the bar of pedorthic practice in Canada, according to a PAC press release.
“Our primary objective when we started this project in the fall of 2010 was to develop a publication that would help improve patient care—and we have done that,” said PAC President Ryan Robinson, CPed Tech(C), C Ped(C). “I’m confident that our members will see the Clinical Practice Guidelines as an essential resource.”
“We’re also especially proud of our process,” said Mike Forgrave, CPed(C), chair of PAC’s Clinical Practice Guidelines Task Force. “We used a double‐blind review where authors and reviewers were not made known to each other during the review process, and we demanded significant citation where literature existed.”
Every PAC member will receive a free copy of the manual, while non-members may purchase it from PAC.
For more information, visit www.pedorthic.ca