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Podiatry Interventions can Prevent Falls

Discussion in 'Gerontology' started by LuckyLisfranc, Jun 17, 2011.

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  1. LuckyLisfranc

    LuckyLisfranc Well-Known Member


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    Podiatrists prevent falls

    Congratulations to Hylton Menz and associates regarding their important new findings published in the BMJ.

    Widely reported in the Australian health media already.

    LL
     
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    Effectiveness of a multifaceted podiatry intervention to prevent falls in community dwelling older people with disabling foot pain: randomised controlled trial
    Martin J Spink, Hylton B Menz, Mohammad R Fotoohabadi, Elin Wee, Karl B Landorf, Keith D Hill, Stephen R Lord
    BMJ 2011; 342:d3411 doi: 10.1136/bmj.d3411 (Published 16 June 2011)
     
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    Podiatry support crucial to prevent falls
     
  4. phil

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    Does anyone have any details on the 30 mins home based exercise program?
    Was it a one size fits all program? Is it described or demonstrated anywhere?

    I ask because I would love to have something to use and perhaps demonstrate to staff at some of the nursing homes i service. Something evidence based which i know can help.

    Good work, those who did this research!
     
  5. LuckyLisfranc

    LuckyLisfranc Well-Known Member

    Phil

    your answer is available here.

    LL
     
  6. dazzalyn1

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    I don't think I would be happy with Pts doing unsupervised home-based exercises involving chairs and elastic bands (Band aid or 1st aid?). Here in UK the Arthritis Research Council has a lovely poster, 'Exercises for Those With and Without Arthritis'. There are various chair and non-chair exercises pictured. I have one on a wall in my clinic, if I leave the room for a minute I often come back to find them practising ankle rotations etc. Easy way to get on to the subject of exercise.
    Excellent study tho with good number of participants.
     
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  8. dazzalyn1

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    This is the poster I mentioned(hope I've managed to attach ok). In my area patients can be referred to the 'Healthy Living Programme' for supervised chair based exercise at the GP surgery or group chair based exercise and/or induction on selected gym equipment. There are also lots of patient information leaflets that can be downloaded or sent for at Arthritis Research Council UK.
     

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    Predictors of adherence to a multifaceted podiatry intervention for the prevention of falls in older people
    Martin J Spink, Mohammad R Fotoohabadi, Elin Wee, Karl B Landorf, Keith D Hill, Stephen R Lord, Hylton B Menz
    BMC Geriatrics 2011, 11:51 (26 August 2011)
     
  10. fishpod

    fishpod Well-Known Member

    not much use when the daft old dears take off their emergencycall buttonsand spend 25 hours lying on the floor.
     
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    Cohort Randomised Controlled Trial of a Multifaceted Podiatry Intervention for the Prevention of Falls in Older People (The REFORM Trial)
    Cockayne S, Adamson J, Clarke A, Corbacho B, Fairhurst C, Green L, et al.
    PLoS ONE 12(1): e0168712. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0168712
     
  12. scotfoot

    scotfoot Well-Known Member

    With the advantage of hindsight and Dr Mickles recent paper (1) the exercises used in the REFORM trial to strengthen the foot intrinsics were never going to have a significant effect . Progressive resistance exercises , such as the theraband exercises used in Mickles study , seem to be required .

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    Efficacy of a progressive resistance exercise program to increase toe flexor strength in older people.
    Mickle KJ, Caputi P, Potter JM, Steele JR.
    Clin Biomech (Bristol, Avon). 2016 Dec;40:14-19. doi: 10.1016/j.clinbiomech.2016.10.005.
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