Can poor footwear lead to more falls?

PodChatLive is the weekly live show for the recurring learning of Podiatry practitioners and others that may be involved. The show goes out live on Facebook and next is later on uploaded to YouTube. Each video includes a different expert or group of guests to speak about a specialized concept each show. Issues are cleared up live by the hosts and guests throughout the livestream on Facebook. In addition, there is a audio version of every single video available on iTunes as well as Spotify and the other common podcast options. They have obtained a great following that is growing. PodChatLive is viewed as one of many ways whereby podiatrists can usually get free continuing education hours.

One popular chat was when the hosts talked with Annette Davis and talked about just what research informs us and doesn’t inform us with regards to the purpose of footwear and falls in older people. Podiatrists play a huge role in counseling this client group on the right shoes which should be used to avoid falls or lessen the risk for falls occurring. She defined the function of the Podiatrist in the assessment for falls risk and the ways to talk successfully to the elderly in regards to this. She created a pretty solid case for those individuals of a certain age to be risk tested no matter why they are coming to the clinic to see a podiatrist, for even an unrelated condition. She additionally pointed out why that older individuals choose particular shoes which are most likely not appropriate along with the challenges this could certainly bring to the Podiatrist-patient interactions. Annette Davis is a Podiatrist from Melbourne in Australia and is also currently in the role of a Project Manager in the Department of Health and Human Services from the state of Victoria working on the issue of falls. She is currently completely her Doctor of Philosophy on footwear and falls at Monash University and hopes to finish off that in the near future.