Non-Operative Foot and Ankle Care: A Virtual Event

Organized by the AOFAS Allied Health Workgroup


Held on December 11, 2020, the Non-Operative Foot and Ankle Course offered focused education for advanced health practitioners on the foot and ankle orthopaedic team. Course recordings are now available on demand! Register now to view sessions on the AOFAS Physician Resource Center and earn continuing education credit at your convenience.

Registration Fees

  • AOFAS Member: $75

  • Nonmember: $100


Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, learners should be able to:

  • Identify risks for wound healing problems, recognize wounds requiring intervention, and acquire the tools to manage these issues

  • Evaluate basic foot and ankle pathology with the use of an ultrasound and recognize the interventions that may be appropriate for ultrasound use

  • Understand the IDEO brace including the biomechanics and its potential uses in practice


The American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society (AOFAS) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The AOFAS designates the live activity for a maximum of 3.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ and the enduring materials for a maximum of 3.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The Non-Operative Foot and Ankle Course offers a maximum of 3.5 CE credits for physical therapist participants. The Illinois Chapter Continuing Education Committee has certified that this course meets the criteria for approval of Continuing Education offerings established by The Illinois Physical Therapy Association.
The American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society (AOFAS) is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to provide continuing education to Certified Athletic Trainers. This program is eligible for a maximum of 3.5 hours/CEUs. Athletic Trainers should claim only those hours actually spent in the educational program.
For more information on AOFAS accreditation and education policies, visit the Overview and Objectives page.



Introduction and Welcome

Introduction to AOFAS
Lauren Geaney, MD

Introduction to FASIG
Christopher Neville, DPT


Wound Care

Physiology and Basics of Wound Care/Wound Healing
Brian Halloran, MD


  • Total Contact Casting (PT Breakout)
    David R. Sinacore, PT, PhD, FAPTA

  • Wound Care Management (PA/NP Breakout)
    Julieanne Miller, RN




Overview of Ultrasound Uses
Heidi Wienckowski


  • Use of Ultrasound in Practice (PT Breakout)
    Karin Grävare Silbernagel, PT, ATC, PhD

  • Use of Ultrasound for Diagnostic Injections (PA/NP Breakout)
    Allison Schafer, MD



Orthotics and Prosthetics

Overview of the IDEO Brace
Jeff Fay, CPO


  • Rehab Specific to the IDEO Brace (PT Breakout)
    Lisa Prasso, DPT

  • Basics of Orthotics and Prosthetics (PA/NP Breakout)
    Jeff Fay, CPO


Faculty Disclosures

Fay, Jeff: Nothing to disclose

Geaney, Lauren: Board member/committee appointments for a society: American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society; Board member/committee appointments for a society: Connecticut Orthopedic Society; Medical/Orthopaedic publications editorial/governing board: Foot and Ankle International; Medical/Orthopaedic publications editorial/governing board: Techniques in Orthopedics; Medical/Orthopaedic publications editorial/governing board: Techniques in Foot and Ankle Surgery; Research Support: Arthrex Inc; Paid Consultant: Paragon28

Halloran, Brian: Nothing to disclose

Miller, Julianne: Nothing to disclose

Neville, Christopher: Paid Consultant: OHI Incorporated; Stock or Stock Options: Quadrant Biosciences Inc; Board member/committee appointments for a society: Academy of Orthopaedic Physical Therapy

Prasso, Lisa: Nothing to disclose

Schafer, Allison: Nothing to disclose

Silbernagel, Karin: Stock or Stock Options: Kodiak Science; Research Support: DJ Orthopaedics

Sinacore, David: Nothing to disclose

Wienckowski, Heidi: Nothing to disclose


Questions? Contact the AOFAS Education Department at