The German Association of Podiatry (ZFD) looks back on almost 70 years of association history and is today the most important professional organization of podiatrists in Germany with almost 3,500 members in nine state associations.
The association exists in a federalist organization as an overall association (umbrella association with its new state associations). The largest state association is North Rhine-Westphalia (ZFD LV NRW) with its nearly 1,300 members, which was founded in Solingen in 1956.
Since that the members understand themselves as a community, whose goal it is to promote your responsible occupation completely in the sense of prevention, therapy and rehablitation. Since its foundation, the ZFD LV NRW has developed into a strong community of colleagues in which everyone is personally addressed.
Association work means not only tasks and duties, but also fun in the common working.
The purpose of the association is the overall representation of the professional interests of podiatrists and chiropodists as well as the promotion of the common professional interests. It actively cares for the future of the profession. We offer our members extensive further education and training through regular seminars, lecture events and specialist conferences, as well as presence at specialist symposia, congresses, trade fairs and press conferences.
We advise our members in economic, organizational and legal matters and protect them from unjustified claims by authorities, chambers and other outsiders. As the overall representation of the profession, we look after your professional interests and promote the common professional interests.
We advise and support our members in all profession-related questions. The latest news is regularly passed on to our members through information letters, newsletters and the members' magazine "DER FUSS". Aids to practice organization such as index cards, appointment cards, business papers, therapy reports.... are available to all members.
As a representation of interests, we offer our members a complex and expert range of services.
The ZFD LV NRW is the home of all those active in medical foot care and a platform for the exchange of knowledge and experience.