Current Pedorthics January/February 2014 - Vol. 46, Issue 1 - Page 14

featured contributors in this issue of current pedorthics Dean Mason, MA, OST, C. Ped., CO, L. Ped., LO Dean owns North Shore Pedorthics, LLC in Lorain Ohio, and is a member of PFA’s Board of Directors as Treasurer, co-chair of PFA’s Government Affairs Committee and a member of the Publications Committee. Dr. John Mina, DPM Dr. Mina is a Podiatrist, with 30 years of experience. He has a very busy practice & surgery center-South West Florida Ankle & Foot Care Specialists in North Fort Myers, Fl, with 15 offices and growing! Dr. Mina also sings in a Doo Wop Group, is an actor and amateur paleontologist. Tara Evans Mina, C.Ped., L.Ped. Tara Evans Mina is a Certified Pedorthist and co-founder of Comfort Shoes by SpringsMed of Bonita Springs, Fl. She has been in the foot care industry for over a decade. Her clinical experience has specifically concentrated on the prevention and healing of diabetic wounds. She is a liaison between her patients, physicians and products. Tara is also a Licensed Nail Technician & Certified Yoga Instructor with special interest in alignment and foot health. Peter W.B. Oomens Mr. Oomens is a podopostural therapist, retired since 2007. He continues to research, speak and consult with colleagues all over the world on posturology and podopostural therapy. From 2007 to 2011, he was the chairman of a Dutch profession group, Postural Therapy, which focuses on posture therapies linking body systems that diagnose postural deviations three-dimensionally. He has also made great professional strides in presenting and bringing awareness to posturology as an alternative form of treatment, and initiating more scientific research opportunities to further a larger understanding of this field of study. Kevin Jaeger, C. Ped., L. Ped. Kevin Jaeger is a C. Ped. and a Licensed Pedorthist in the state of Oklahoma. He managed a Foot Solutions franchise until March 2013 in Oklahoma City before leaving retail and moving to a clinical office as a sole practitioner. During his career in pedorthics, Kevin has worn many hats from managing all aspects of a retail operation which was also a Medicare approved TSD supplier, to building a referral based clinical practice. His major areas of interest in Pedorthics are orthosis therapy and pedorthic management of diabetes. Kevin also serves as a Director on PFA’s Board of Directors. 12 Pedorthic Footcare Association www.pedorthics.org