Healthcare Membership and Website Listing of Ponseti Doctors
Ponseti International Association invites all healthcare providers interested in treating clubfoot patients to apply for Healthcare Professional Membership. Healthcare Professional Membership is open to any person who is active in the diagnosis and treatment of individuals with clubfoot using the Ponseti method and who meets the listed criteria.
Membership may carry many benefits including:
Become a member of Ponseti International and strengthen the worldwide clubfoot community to continue training and educating physicians and healthcare providers and promoting the good work we are doing together.
PIA offers three levels of Professional Membership:
1. Candidate Membership: A Candidate member is open to any healthcare professional interested in practicing the Ponseti method.
The applicant should:
2. Active Membership: An Active Member is a healthcare provider who has met certain defined criteria and demonstrated a proficiency in treating clubfoot using the Ponseti method. Active Members can serve in leadership positions on the Medical Advisory Board and have the opportunity to participate in research and grants. Active Members are trained providers of the Ponseti method and are listed on the PIA website.
The application to become and Active Member and be listed on the website is outlined below.
3. PIA Faculty Membership: A PIA Faculty Trainer Member is an individual who is a proven healthcare professional and has demonstrated interest and ability in teaching and mentoring other healthcare professionals in the Ponseti method. Faculty Trainers can serve in executive positions on the Medical Advisory Board and lead research and grants related to clubfoot treatment.
The applicant will:
Application Process for Website Listing
All orthopedic surgeons interested in having their name listed on the Ponseti Provider webpage will need to be approved by the Ponseti Medical Advisory Board. The process and required materials are outlined below.
To begin the process, orthopedic surgeons are required to submit the following materials:
Approximate number of cases treated
Average number of casts
Number of tenotomies performed
Length of bracing protocol
How many cases required further surgeries
After you have completed your membership from and entered 30 clubfoot cases in the ICR, please send your CV, three documented cases of clubfoot treatment and letter of support to firstname.lastname@example.org. Your CV, three cases and letter of support must all be sent in the same email. Please do not send materials in separate emails.
Satisfactorily completed applications will be processed on an ongoing basis. Applicants submitting incomplete forms will be notified and the form returned for completion.