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    Hi everyone,

    I received this message on the ASMI Sports Medicine Forum:
    I am a New Zealand trained podiatrist, with 10 years of good biomechanical, orthotic and sports injury management. I am emmigrating to the U.S in the next few months, and I want to work in my specialist field, although I'm aware I cannot register or work as a 'Podiatrist' within the States. Us Commonwealth countries can all swap podiatrists between ourselves, but the States went the next level with their surgical and medical criteria for podiatrists. I want a job as a biomechanist (lower limb only!) or orthotist - A title that is accurate and legal. I'm hoping that as U.S poditrists are expert surgeons, rather than focussing on non-surgical treatments, there is a place within a podiatry clinic or sports medicine clinic where I can legally use my skills and experience, and be of benefit to the exsisting practitioners. (I already have a grrencard) I am moving to Maryland, Virginia. Does anyone out there know anything that may contribute?

    If you have any interest or suggestions for this person, please click here and post a reply:
    http://asmiforum.proboards21.com/index.cgi?action=display&board=advice&thread=11362 49178&page=1

    Thank you, and Happy New Year,

    - Glenn S. Fleisig, Ph.D.

    Glenn S. Fleisig, Ph.D., Smith & Nephew Chair of Research
    American Sports Medicine Institute
    833 St. Vincent's Drive, Suite 100
    Birmingham, AL 35205
    (email) glennf@asmi.org
    (tel) 205-918-2139
    (fax) 205-918-2179 (if you send a fax, please notify me by email)
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