Can footwear choices in the older person prevent falls?

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A popular episode was when the hosts talked with Annette Davis and discussed just what evidence informs us and doesn’t inform us concerning the purpose of footwear and falls the aged. Podiatry practitioners participate in an important role in offering their advice to this client population about the correct shoes which needs to be used to prevent falls or lessen the chance for falls occurring. She spelled out the function of the Podiatrist on the assessment for falls risk and ways to communicate effectively to older people in regards to this. She created a quite good case for all individuals of a particular age to be risk assessed regardless of why they are attending the clinic to see a podiatrist, for even an unrelated issue. She in addition discussed the reasons why that older individuals choose particular footwear that can be not likely appropriate and also the problems this can easily bring to the Podiatrist-patient relationships. Annette is a Podiatrist from Melbourne in Australia and is at this time in the role of a Project Manager with the Department of Health and Human Services in the state of Victoria implementing the issue of falls. Annette is at present completely her PhD on footwear and falls at Monash University and hopes to conclude that soon.