Webinar Details

Our webinars will provide you with the fundamentals needed to practice orthotic therapy successfully in your clinic and offer a comprehensive continuing education learning environment.


Medial Compression Therapy - Insurance
During this webinar, you will learn how to determine if your patient has private insurance coverage, how much and the requirements. We will also cover the documents that you patients will require to send with an insurance claim form for reimbursement. Furthermore, we will discuss best practices for setting medical compression hosiery prices.
Custom Orthotics: Canadian Insurance Compliance
This 1-hour webinar is designed to teach practitioners, office staff and business owners about the comprehensive documentation required for claim submissions to Canadian Health Insurance providers for custom-made orthotics.
Medical Compression Hosiery
In this 1 hour webinar you will learn: • The relevant venous and lymphatic anatomy and how they relate to medical compression therapy • Measuring, fitting and choosing the right compression garment • How to integrate compression hosiery into your business • Insurance for medical compression hosiery
Posture Solution
In this 1 hour webinar you will learn: • The recent studies on poor posture and the detrimental effects on health • The damaging forces of sitting posture • How orthotics influence center of gravity and spinal muscle recruitment • Techniques and tools to re-pattern posture • How to market postural solutions in your practice
Insurance Update for Modified Orthopedic Footwear
This 1-hour Webinar is designed to teach practitioners, office staff, and business owners about the comprehensive documentation required for claim submissions to Canadian Health Insurance providers for modified orthopedic footwear. The presentation will include a review of the general guidelines that Canadian insurance companies follow, as well as a discussion of the new requirements for 2015. You will be provided with the tools necessary to implement effective procedures right away, whether you are direct billing insurers or providing documents to patients.
Leg Length Discrepancy
This 1-hour webinar is designed for practitioners seeking to learn more about the nuances of the treating leg length discrepancy through case studies. The presentation will include a review of the most common causes of leg length discrepancy (structural and functional) and whether the etiology influences the outcome. We will discuss methods for determining the amount of lift required and when to increase, or decrease, the lift. We will also cover when and how to integrate lift therapy with manual therapy, strengthening, stretching and orthotic therapy and whether the age of the patient influences treatment decisions about leg length discrepancy.
Pediatric Orthotic Therapy
This 1-hour webinar regarding the safe introduction of orthotic therapy to children is designed to enhance practitioner knowledge through an examination of case studies. We will discuss the most common indicators for orthotic therapy in children, what type of orthotic modifications are appropriate to prescribe, and how often the child should be re-assessed. We will also discuss pediatric bone growth as well as biomechanics and motor development as it relates to the closed kinetic chain of gait.
Running Injuries and Orthotics
This 1-hour webinar is designed for practitioners interested in the unique biomechanical needs of runners. We will discuss how orthotic therapy can be integrated into a treatment plan that includes manual treatments, strengthening, stretching, training and equipment modification. The presentation will include a multi-disciplinary approach to treating these athletes in a case study format.
Reduce Debt and Increase Revenue
This 1-hour webinar is an exciting live interview with Anthony Lombardi, D.C., well-known business columnist in Canadian Chiropractor and Chiropractic Economics. Dr. Lombardi will discuss a mindset around debt, different types of debt and when to recognize that you need to restructure your business model. He will also discuss some financial benchmarks for health care businesses, including a healthy debt/revenue ratio and how to renegotiate your debt to maintain a healthy cash flow.
Skating and Skiing Orthotic Therapy
This 1-hour webinar will be conducted by Don Sharnowski, D.C., a sport and fitness expert and instructor at Cleveland Chiropractic College. Having worked with high performance skaters and skier for more than 15 years, Dr. Sharnowski understands the unique biomechanical needs in these sports and their special orthotic needs. Whether you have a family practice or work with high level athletes, we are confident that you will take away some clinical gems from Dr. Sharnowski.
Outreach Events: Diabetes
This 1-hour webinar will show you how to run a successful diabetes outreach program. Attracting new patients to your clinic requires ongoing marketing efforts and holding outreach events in your community is one of the most powerful and cost effective methods of building your practice. This webinar will provide you with talk tracts proven to successfully book these events with pharmacy owners, public health units and medical offices.
Efficacy of Orthotics
This 1-hour webinar covers a topic that practitioners have asked us for: the research behind the efficacy of orthotic therapy. Kim Ross, DC, PhD., Associate Professor at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College and Director of Clinic Services & Research at The Orthotic Group, will take you through the research behind foam/plaster and digital casting methods, orthotic therapy for various conditions and how orthotics are believed to exert their positive clinical effect. Dr. Ross will also discuss how to use this information to justify custom orthotic therapy for third party payers such as insurance companies.
Peripheral Neuropathy
This 1-hour webinar is designed for practitioners who see patients with peripheral neuropathy, a challenging condition to treat and manage. During this webinar, we will introduce a new Natural Health Product in North America called NeuRemedy, a benfothiamine formulation that compliments the various other treatment options without interfering with medications.
How to Handle Patient Objections to Orthotic Therapy
You have examined a patient and recommended a custom orthotic, only to have them say that they have a bag of orthotics at home that don’t help. What do you say now? If this has happened to you then you must attend this webinar. Since your support staff are an integral part of your clinic’s procedures, we recommend having them attend as well.
Creating a Marketing Plan
This 1-hour webinar is designed for practitioners and business owners who wish to learn about how to design an effective marketing plan for a healthcare practice. This webinar will be helpful for clinics and businesses both large and small, regardless of budget. To create an effective marketing plan you’ll need to define a clear message, you target audience and your budget. You also need to set goals and track the success of each marketing activity. In this way, you’ll be able to focus your time, energy and finances on activities that produce results.
Heel Pain Solution
The most common foot complaint around the world is heel pain. While a standard protocol of icing, stretching, change to activity, orthotics and footwear changes usually achieve the desired results. All practitioners come across patients who struggle to experience 100% relief. During this one-hour webinar, you will learn how to identify the missing link and encourage compliance to home care.
Knee Pain Solution
One of the most common complaints that patients have is knee pain, whether it is osteoarthritis, patella-femoral syndrome or iliotibial band syndrome. Knee pain is challenging for practitioners and patients alike as it may be a primary problem or, more common, is a kinetic chain problem that involves the feet. During this one-hour webinar you will learn how to assess these conditions, and products available from TOG as part of a comprehensive treatment plan.
Diabetes Solution
In this 1-hour webinar you will learn how diabetes damages circulation and nerve function to the feet, the importance of an annual examination of the feet and gait for dangerous high pressure areas and fungal infections, and also understand when to refer the patient for wound care.
Arthritis: Is an Orthotic the Answer?
There are many different types of arthritis may affect your patients, including rheumatoid, gout and osteoarthritis. While these arthritides can impact any number of joints, the foot, ankle, knee and hip will have a significant impact on the biomechanics of gait. During this webinar, you will learn specifically about osteoarthritis of the knee and the first metatarsalphalangeal joint (big toe) and orthotic considerations for each.
TOG New Compression Hosiery Collection
The Orthotic Group is part of the OHI family of brands and is excited to launch our own private label line of medical compression hosiery called Live Well. During this one-hour webinar you will learn about the products available in the Live Well line and how medical compression hosiery contributes to lower limb and overall health and wellness.
Chronic Lateral Ankle Sprains: Treatment & Prevention
While common in many sports, chronic lateral (inversion) ankle sprains plague many patients and leave them biomechanically compromised. An active approach to rehabilitation has been the clinical standard for many years but how does a custom orthotic fit into that paradigm? During this one-hour webinar you will learn how custom orthotics can play an important role in the rehabilitation process.
How to Motivate Your Staff
One of the top reasons why a clinics orthotic sales may suffer is that the front end staff do not know how to educate patients on the benefits of custom orthotics, as well as the clinical and financia options available. The key to success is for the health care practitioner to learn how to make their clinical recommendations and then allow the front end team to deliver the financial and insurance options to the patients.
When to Introduce Orthotics: Criteria of Normalcy
This 1-hour webinar is designed for practitioners to consider the appropriate timing for orthotic therapy within the context of a multi-faceted treatment plan. Do you start all therapeutic modalities at once or introduce them one at a time? Treatment plans are sometimes dictated by patient resources such as time, money or motivation. Our role as the practitioner is to guide the therapeutic process and make a recommendation based on the best information available.
Lower Extremity Mobilizations
While custom orthotics are an essential component to any treatment plan for most lower limb disorders, joint mobilizations can enhance the biomechanics and proprioception of the closed kinetic chain. During this one-hour webinar you will learn about joint play and mobilizations for the most common joints affected.
Fall Risk Assessment and Treatment Options
The baby boomer population is watching their elderly parents at risk for falls and are quickly realizing that these falls are preventable. During this one-hour webinar, you will learn how to identify patients at risk for a fall, which can be catastrophic, and understand the appropriate treatment for each patient.
Fitness for Overweight Patients
This 1-hour webinar will be conducted by Don Sharnowski, D.C., a sport and fitness expert and instructor at Cleveland Chiropractic College. Obesity and being overweight are epidemics in most western countries and along with the health risks for cardiovascular disease and diabetes, these patients also have higher rates of joint degeneration and foot pain, perpetuating their weight issue. As a health care provider trained in orthotic therapy, you have the ability to help these people reduce or eliminate their pain and coach them back to health.
Patient Reminder Program
This one hour webinar is designed to introduce business owners, practitioners and office staff to an effective and efficient recall system. Many offices and businesses look for growth solutions when business is slow, but even if you're content with your current patient volume, you will want to attend this webinar.
Clinical Decision Making
This 1-hour webinar is designed for practitioners to consider the appropriate timing for orthotic therapy within the context fo a multi-faceted treatment plan through case study review.
GaitScan™ Interpretation
This 1 hour webinar is perfect for those who are new to or want a refresher of the basics. You will learn the various elements of a GaitScan™ report and how they correlate with clinical findings; how to identify the three key measurements in a GaitScan™ report and use the data from a GaitScan™ report to write a prescription for custom orthotics. This webinar prepares you to get the most from the Level I Gait Analysis seminar.
Integrating Semi-Customized Orthotics Into Your Practice
In this 1 hour webinar you will learn: • How to explain the indications for a semi-customized vs. custom orthotic • How to integrate semi-customized orthotics into your practice
Outreach Events: Running Group
This 1-hour webinar is designed for practitioners interested in the unique biomechanical needs of runners. We will discuss how orthotic therapy can be integrated into a treatment plan that includes manual treatments, strengthening, stretching, training and equipment modification. The presentation will include a multi-disciplinary approach to treating these athletes in a case study format.
DynaFlange Custom Orthotic
This 1-hour webinar is an exciting live interview with the inventor of the DynaFlangeTM custom orthotic, Jay Segel, DPM, and the Director of Biomechanics at Noraxon USA, Sally Crawford, MS, who studied the DynaFlangeTM. This live interview will cover the history of the DynaFlangeTM, present a summary of the research findings on the DynaFlangeTM and discuss the patients who should use a DynaFlangeTM based on the extensive clinical experience of Dr. Segel. You will have the opportunity to ask Drs. Segel and Crawford questions about the DynaFlangeTM as well as specific clinical scenarios.
Streamline your orthotic procedures for the year-end rush
This 1-hour webinar is designed to introduce practitioners, office staff and business owners to a set of recommended procedures for managing an orthotic business. This webinar will cover the procedural steps from the practitioner’s recommendation of orthotic therapy all the way to dispensing of the device. We recommend watching the archived “Insurance Update 2013” webinar prior participating in this session.
Custom Orthotic Additions and Modifications
This 1-hour webinar will be conducted by James Canning, Chief Clinical Advisor at The Orthotic Group. James has spent much of the last three decades manufacturing and adjusting orthotics as well as instructing on how to select the perfect orthotic for patients. This webinar is perfect for those who are new to orthotic therapy or want a refresher of the basics. In this webinar you will learn: • When to use each type of addition or modification • How to match the additions and modifications to each type of orthotic • Troubleshooting patient complaints
NeuRemedy®
During this 1-hour webinar you will learn about NeuRemedy®, a natural health product designed exclusively for the prevention and treatment of peripheral neuropathy. A number of patients are susceptible to neuropathies, none moreso than your diabetic patients. The proprietary formulation in NeuRemedy® contains benfotiamine, which is a highly bioactive form of the micro-nutrient thiamine. Extensive research and use in thousands of patients since the 1960s have shown this treatment to be extremely effective. In this webinar you will learn: 1. How deficiencies in B1 (thiamine) affect the peripheral nerves in the hands and feet. 2. Who should use NeuRemedy®. 3. How to take a loading dose and a maintenance dose. 4. Taking NeuRemedy® along with other medications. 5. How to market and generate a revenue stream for your clinic using NeuRemedy®.
How to Have Your Own Radio Show
This 1-hour webinar will feature a live interview with Dr. Kolbaba, who has hosted his own 1-hour radio show for 31 years. Dr. Kolbaba will share his experience of how he created and maintained his own radio show for 31 years. He will discuss his passion for educating his community and how he continues to generate interesting content for the show. Dr. Kolbaba will also share common pitfalls when approaching a radio station in your community and share tips on how to become the health and wellness expert in your area.
When to Introduce Orthotics: Criteria of Normalcy
This 1-hour webinar is designed for practitioners to consider the appropriate timing for orthotic therapy within the context of a multi-faceted treatment plan. Do you start all therapeutic modalities at once or introduce them one at a time? Through case study review, this webinar will be used to facilitate discussion about the introduction of orthotic therapy into a multi-faceted treatment plan.
Is One Pair of Orthotics Better Than Two?
Have you ever wondered if there is a clinical benefit to having a patient use more than one pair of custom orthotics? Research has shown that using more than one pair of running shoes decreases the risk of injury but would the same apply to custom orthotics. Join Dr Cherye Roche from New Zealand to learn about her clinical experience of having patients use two pairs of custom orthotics instead of one.
How to Successfully Start an Orthotic Business
Introducing a new product and service to your clinic properly is the key to success. During this webinar, your will learn the steps to gradually and effectively introduce custom orthotics to your existing protocols, staff, patients and communities.
Ten Features of a Successful Clinic
During this one-hour webinar you will learn about a survey conducted by The Orthotic Group that identified the ten consistent features of a successful clinic. As your partner, The Orthotic Group is committed to help you identify how you can refresh your clinic and help you achieve your goals.
Maximize the Use of Your GaitScan™
The GaitScan™ was introduced to TOG customers over one decade ago and our software features have expanded to allow you to better analyze your patients gait and use the GaitScan™ as a marketing tool. During this one-hour webinar you will learn how to use the features in the Advanced tab on the GaitScanTM TCS software, and how to use these features to gain referrals to your clinic.
How to Gain Referrals for Your Orthotic Business
Business leaders around the world agree that it is more cost effective to retain your existing customers (patients) that gain new ones. Keeping that in mind, a successful health care business has a balance of patient retention and steady new patient intake through word of mouth. Learning how to gain referrals from patients, and other health care providers, is an invaluable skill set that will not only grow your practice but provide a steady and stable revenue stream.
How to Cast for AFOs
There are many types of AFOs, including the Moore Balance Brace (MBB), an integral part of a Fall Risk Management Protocol. This is the second part of a three webinar series and is followed by a webinar on how to Market a Fall Risk Assessment and insurance compliance. Upon completion of this webinar, you will have the opportunity to order a MBB Starter Kit for a special discount price!
Managing Polyneuropathy
This 1-hour webinar is designed for practitioners who see patients with peripheral neuropathy, a challenging condition to treat and manage. During this webinar, we will introduce a new Natural Health Product in North America called NeuRemedy®, a benfothiamine formulation that compliments the various other treatment options without interfering with medications. Learning Objectives: 1. Review the physiology of peripheral neuropathy 2. Examine the etiology of peripheral neuropathy 3. Discuss the treatment options for patients with peripheral neuropathy, including vitamin B1 supplementation 4. Learn about the clinical results of using benfothiamine for peripheral neuropathy in the lower limb 5. Learn about introducing NeuRemedy® (benfothiamine) into a patient’s treatment plan
Advanced Examination Techniques
In this webinar you will learn: How to use a sample biomechanical examination form, how to use a clinical algorithm to understand relevant examination findings and how to integrate a lower limb examination into every initial patient assessment.
Sports Performance and Orthotics
Few of us know the difference that a fraction of a second can make, but performance athletes depend on optimal biomechanics for a winning performance. A custom orthotic may be the missing link for amateur, competitive or high level athletes in your practice and not only assist with injury recovery, but improve performance. During this one hour webinar you will learn about how to create a custom orthotic for specific sports in which the biomechanics are nothing like gait.
Geriatric Care
In this webinar you will learn: About common diseases in the geriatric population and how to take an effective health history, custom orthotic considerations based on health history, pathologies and exam findings, medical compression hosiery indications and contraindications for the geriatric population and clinical and financial options for patients who may or may not have insurance.

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