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German trained Pedorthist in NSW

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by footpower, Nov 15, 2011.

  1. footpower

    footpower Active Member

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    I am a 4th generation German trained orthopaedic shoemaker meister (OSM), which in Germany is a health profession on par with the optometrist and other allied health. The training I did went over a 7 year time frame in a combined apprenticeship and college model. I am also trained as a podologe in Germany which is the German version of a chiropodist/podiatrist.
    I am working in Australia for over 20 years in private practice as a pedorthist and qualified as a certified Pedorthist custom maker in Australia. Parallel for 20 years I was working with the Japanese Foot and Science Institute in Nagoya Japan as a consultant. When I arrived in 1987 in Japan I was the first of a series of OSM doing training in Japan. My first training course in Japan was on in February 1988 and was followed a few years later by a training program which ran up to 3 years part time. The later program was running for 18 years. Now in Japan they do have a full time 2 year college course in orthopaedic footwear/pedorthics.
    I am running training courses in Pedorthics Australia for over 10 years now. Currently I am in consultation with an Australian Public University in regards to setting up a bachelor program for Pedorthics.
    I presented in Germany, Japan, Korea and Australia on Pedorthic and foot health matters. I am chairperson of the IVO2012 international orthopaedic shoe technology and Pedorthic congress. It is all about foot health, orthoses and footwear.
    I hope to see you at the IVO 2012
    Karl-Heinz Schott
  2. footpower

    footpower Active Member

    I have recently being appointed Adjunct Professional Fellow in the School of Health and Human Sciences
    Southern Cross University
  3. footpower

    footpower Active Member

    Pedorthic congress IVO2012 in Sydney will discuss Pedorthic University course. Be there and participate in the discussion.

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