Can the wrong footwear cause more falls in the elderly?

PodChatLive is the monthly livestream for the ongoing learning of Podiatrists and other health professionals which might be involved. The episode is shown live upon Facebook and then is afterwards uploaded to YouTube. Each episode has a different person or several experts to discuss a particular concept each show. Questions are replied to live by the hosts and guests throughout the video on Facebook. Additionally, there's a audio version of every single episode available on iTunes plus Spotify and the other common podcast places. They have gained a significant following which keep increasing. PodChatLive is viewed as a great way in which podiatrists are able to get free continuing education hours.

One popular show was when the hosts talked with Annette Davis and talked about just what evidence informs us and doesn’t inform us about the part of shoes and falls in the aged population. Podiatrists play an important role in informing this client group about the right shoes that you should used to prevent falls or reduce the chance for them happening. She discussed the purpose of the Podiatrist in the testing for falls risk and ways to talk effectively to older people in regards to this. She made a pretty solid case for all individuals of a particular age to be risk evaluated no matter why they can be attending the clinic to see a podiatrist, for even an unrelated issue. She furthermore discussed exactly why that older people decide on specific footwear which are most likely not suitable as well as the issues this may bring to the Podiatrist-patient relationships. Annette is a Podiatrist from Melbourne in Australia and is presently serving as a Project Manager in the Department of Health and Human Services from the state of Victoria focusing on the issue of falls. She is at the moment working on her Doctor of Philosophy on shoes and falls at Monash University and wants to conclude this shortly.