The Connecticut Podiatric Medical Association (CPMA) is an organization dedicated to serving its membership through education, public awareness, and government representation. It also provides representation to healthcare provider communities-at-large, healthcare reimbursement agencies, and national podiatric organizations.


CPMA 2018 Annual Symposium

Hartford Marriott Downtown Friday, February 2nd - Saturday, February 3, 2018

For the first time in more than two decades, CPMA is co-sponsoring our symposium with the American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine. This partnership brings some of the best and most sought after speakers in Sports Medicine from across the country. We will focus on Conservative and Surgical management of the athlete, provide hands on workshops, and see many new exhibitors to our state because of the affiliation with the Academy. The topics feature state of the art innovation in the management of the athlete, but certainly translate to the management of our patients in general. Click here for more information.

Featured Podiatrist

Dr. Kurt Rode

Dr. Kurt Rode, of West Hartford Podiatry Associates, is the clinical director of FIT FEET Connecticut, one of the specialized medical specialties that work with Special Olympics CT at events across the state. The most recent event this past summer was held at Southern Connecticut State University where Dr. Rode, along with other CPMA members and residents from St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center, evaluated hundreds of special Olympic athletes.

Special Olympics International's Healthy Athletes program provides health service access to people with intellectual disabilities. The program includes dentistry, hearing, ophthalmology, nutrition, physical therapy and podiatry.

There are a number of events throughout the year where Fit Feet screenings are held, with the State games in June being the largest.

The Fit Feet program, in existence 12+ years in Connecticut, screens athletes over the 2 day event, and this year again screened over 350 athletes, more than any of the other specialties

This is a vital service and the athletes and their families are very appreciative and receive much need needed advice.

If anyone would like to volunteer at the next Fit Feet screening, or are able to see patients with intellectual disabilities, please contact Dr. Kurt Rode at There is a referral list available to patients, and the more CPMA members that participate, the more coverage across the state will be realized.

Important Moments in Podiatric History

On July 1, 1912, 225 charter members gathered in Chicago to organize a national association dedicated to the needs of practicing Chiropodists (currently termed Podiatrists)

On December 7, 1941, with the bombing of Pearl Harbor, America at last entered World War II. Nearly 37 percent of the members of the National Association of Chiropodists (NAC) served in the armed services during the war.

The new executive director of the NAC, William J. Stickel, DSC, aggressively promoted the profession and its role in defending the nation through his “Keep America Marching” campaign. He also issued press releases about NAC members’ service and ran a full-page ad in Life Magazine in 1943.

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The Connecticut Podiatric Medical Association is dedicated to serving its membership through education, public awareness and government representation. The Association promotes the delivery of quality foot care and provides representation to healthcare agencies and national podiatric organizations.

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