Poor Fitting Footwear and Falls in Older People

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A popular episode was when the hosts talked with Annette Davis and talked about what the research informs us and doesn’t inform us with regards to the part of footwear and falls in older people. Podiatry practitioners play an important role in informing this patient group about the correct shoes that you should used to prevent falls or decrease the chance for falls happening. She explained the role of the Podiatrist on the testing for falls risk and how to talk effectively to older people in regards to this. She created a fairly solid case for those individuals of a certain age to be risk assessed no matter why they may be attending the clinic to see the podiatrist, even for an unrelated condition. She also talked about exactly why that older individuals select particular footwear that are not likely appropriate along with the issues this may give to the Podiatrist-patient interactions. Annette Davis is a Podiatrist from Melbourne , Australia and is presently serving as a Project Supervisor in the Department of Health and Human Services in the state of Victoria taking care of the problem of falls. Annette is at the moment completely her PhD on footwear and falls at Monash University and plans to finish this soon.