Amputee Support Team of Lancaster
The Amputee Support Team of Lancaster, Pennsylvania is a support group for those with current or pending limb loss and their family members and friends, physicians, therapists, prosthetists and other caregivers.
The Amputee Support Team (AST) serves individuals and families in the Lancaster County and surrounding areas through peer support, education, social activities and community service.
Amputee Support Team of Lancaster meets the last Thursday of each month from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM. Our meetings are held at the Lancaster General Hospital Suburban Outpatient Pavilion, 3rd Floor Conference Center, 2100 Harrisburg Pike, Lancaster, PA 17604. Free parking is available in the lots adjacent to the main entrance.
At AST meetings there are limb loss programs, we share our experiences and we get to know one another better over a light snack. We often have guest speakers, but one third of our meetings are Network and Nibbles.
Network and Nibbles meetings are opportunities to interact with others coping with limb loss, listen and encourage, share stories of success and help each other resolve problems.
Association For The Advancement of Wound Care
The Association for the Advancement of Wound Care was conceived in 1995. The Association’s focus is on education, public policy, and the application of evidence-based wound care practice. As a nonprofit association, AAWC gives members numerous benefits through a professional and supportive collaborative wound care community
American Podiatric Medical Association
Founded in 1912, the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA), headquartered in Bethesda, MD, 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. In addition to the national headquarters, APMA boasts 53 state component locations throughout the United States and its territories, as well as affiliated societies. In 2012, APMA celebrated its 100th Anniversary
Pennsylvania Podiatric Medical Association
The Pennsylvania Podiatric Medical Association (PPMA) currently represents more than 875 Doctors of Podiatric Medicine (or podiatrists) across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. PPMA started in 1909 in order to stop an objectionable legislative bill proposed to regulate all phases of health care practice, which included a clause to eliminate the practice of chiropody. The profession had to come together and raise funds and obtain the legal advice to stop that bill. Their collective efforts proved successful and brought about a charter for a much needed state organization, the Chiropody Society of Pennsylvania, on November 1, 1909.
Out of 325 men and women practicing chiropody in the Keystone State at that time, it was 42 practitioners who responded to the solicitation for funds to keep their profession alive in Pennsylvania. It still proves today, as PPMA celebrated its 100th Anniversary in 2009, that there is and always has been “strength in numbers.
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American Doctor Podcasts
Interviews with Central Pensylvania's Leading Health Care Providers. Topics include; Chronic Ankle Sprains, Charcot Foot Disease, Hammertoes, Clinical Studies, Heel pain and many others.