Poor Fitting Footwear and Falls in Older People

PodChatLive is the monthly live show for the continuous learning of Podiatry practitioners and others that could be involved. The episode is broadcast live upon Facebook and next is later on published on YouTube. Every video has a different expert or number of experts to talk about a particular concept each show. Inquiries are responded to live by the hosts and guests during the video on Facebook. In addition, there is a PodCast version of every single stream available on iTunes as well as Spotify and the other usual podcast sources. They have gotten a large following that is growing. PodChatLive is viewed as a way through which podiatry practitioners are able to get free continuing education points.

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.

The multidisciplinary medical team at major sporting events

Podiatrists will play a special role within the coverage at many different sporting events, mainly at endurance events including the marathon in which the foot is the subject of lots of stress. Blisters and other injuries are frequent during these types of events. A recently available show of the podiatry livestream, PodChatLive spoke of the role of podiatry at different types of sporting events. The guest who the hosts spoke with in that show was Mandy Abbott who is a lecturer in podiatry at Glasgow Caledonian University in Scotland, UK. She is also the Clinical Director for the Special Olympics United Kingdom and was Chief Podiatrist at the Commonwealth Games in 2014, the European Games in 2015 plus the World Indoor Athletics in 2018. These roles gave her a very special insight into the part which podiatry will have in delivering services at these types of sport activities. The episode described about how better to prepare yourself to be part of a multidisciplinary team  at these large activities or competitions. You will need to comprehend acute injury’s management and be very skilled at taping methods. She provided information into the actual sort of things which Podiatry will deal with at such gatherings, and also the personal/professional benefit in doing this kind of events.

Mandy Abbott’s major areas of work are in sports injuries and lower limb dysfunction. She works together many sports experts such as a number of soccer teams. Within the job as a Clinical Director for Special Olympics, Mandy continues to be involved with national and world events and has been able to include the students in foot screening of athletes having intellectual disabilities. Mandy's research interests have been in the results of foot orthoses on human movement. She has been granted her Fellowship of the College of Podiatrists in Podiatric Medicine with the Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists.