May 2015

Former PFA president Mike Forgrave dies

Michael Glenn Forgrave, CPed, died April 14 in his home in Ontario, Canada. He was 57.

Forgrave, who was in private practice as chief pedorthist for Mike Forgrave and Associates in Kitchener, Ontario, was a former track athlete who developed an interest in pedorthics after sustaining numerous foot and ankle injuries.

He received the Canadian Pedorthic Award of Excellence and the USA Pedorthic Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2011 he was inducted into the Barrie Sports Hall of Fame and in 2014 the Springwater Sports Heritage Hall of Fame.

He was president of the Pedorthic Footcare Association (PFA) and remained in a position of leadership as a lecturer, mentor, and liaison after he completed his official term, said Rob Sobel, CPed, current PFA president.

“Mike was an inspiration to many of us. His work with PFA served more than just the membership; it inspired many of us to get more involved. He would give advice if asked, and if you listened, his words would serve you well. His counsel will be sorely missed by those of us serving, and by those who will come after us,” said Sobel.

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