PICA Webinar – Growing & Managing The Pediatric Practice


Please join us for a webinar on
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
7:00 pm CT

Topic: Treating Children with Down Syndrome

Course Description

Children with Down syndrome experience delays in reaching motor milestones due to hypermobility, low muscle tone, and poor skeletal alignment. Flat feet are common in DS leading to many quality of life issues and resultant dysfunction or deformity with aging, which can be easily treated or prevented through early orthotic management. The goal is to facilitate a lifelong normalcy of activity.

PICA is approved by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education as a provider of continuing education in podiatric medicine. PICA has approved this activity for a maximum of 1 continuing education contact hour.

Learning Objectives

The Learning Objectives for the presentation are to:

  1. Help practitioners understand the role foot mechanics can play in a child’s development.
  2. Understand why to consider proactively treating the feet early in life to avoid physical breakdown later in life.
  3. Understand the importance of orthotic therapy in order to improve quality of life and prevent future deformities and dysfunction.

This webinar will be presented on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at:

8:00 p.m. Eastern
7:00 p.m. Central
6:00 p.m. Mountain
5:00 p.m. Pacific

Intended Audience
Podiatric Physicians

Time to Complete Activity
1.0 hours

No charge

Commercial Interest
No commercial interest provided financial support for this continuing education activity.

Louis J. DeCaro, DPM

Dr. DeCaro specializes in pediatrics with a special interest in sports medicine and biomechanics for both adults and pediatrics. He is president of the American College of Foot & Ankle Pediatrics (ACFAP), a gold star fellow of the AAPPM, fellow of the ASPM, APMA mentor, and is board certified by the American Board of Medical Specialties in Podiatry. Dr. DeCaro is also a member of AAPSM and a peer reviewer for Foot & Ankle Online Journal. He is the Medical Director of Stride Orthotics custom orthotics lab and co-owner and co-inventor of littleSTEPS and Quadrasteps orthotics. Dr. DeCaro had the distinct honor of being featured on “Lunchtime with the Masters” on the subject of Podopediatrics. He served on the Massachusetts board of Podiatry for 10 years. Dr. DeCaro has published in JAPMA and Podiatry Management Magazine several times. Recently he was awarded a “One of the top 150 DPM’s in America” by Podiatry Management Magazine.

Dr. DeCaro graduated from Barry University School of Podiatric Medicine Class of 1999. He has gone back to the school several times to teach pediatrics, biomechanics, as well as give the commencement address for the Podiatry school both in 2015 and this year, 2017. He is currently in private practice with an office in West Hatfield, MA. He is a member of the surgical & medical staff at Franklin Medical Center and Holyoke hospital. Dr. DeCaro is the Director and originator of the Adult Gait Labs Biomechanics Clinic, which takes place biweekly at his office.

He also directs a weekly Lower Extremity Podo-Orthopedic clinic. In 2004 he originated this clinic as well to better serve special needs children with podopediatric concerns. Dr. DeCaro routinely works alongside multiple specialists including MD’s, DO’s, therapists, orthotists, and Cpeds. Pediatric patients are evaluated for any lower extremity issue both by monitoring gait patterns and examining static biomechanical findings.

Dr. DeCaro believes in the mantra “Prevention begets Correction” He is passionate about pediatric podiatry education as to encourage more prevention before the need for correction.

Disclosure Statement

In accordance with the Council on Podiatric Medical Education’s Standards and Requirements for Approval of Providers of Continuing Education in Podiatric Medicine, any relevant financial relationships between instructors and planning committee members with a commercial interest must be disclosed to program participants. Dr. DeCaro, is co- owner for Nolaro24, LLC.

Space is limited.
Registration is required in advance to participate.
After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.



Please direct any questions to:
Director of Continuing Education
3000 Meridian Boulevard, Suite 400
Franklin, TN 37067
Phone: (800) 251-5727, ext. 2107
Fax: (615) 324-9166
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