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Podiatry involvement in falls prevention

Discussion in 'Gerontology' started by NewsBot, Sep 29, 2007.

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    Podiatric involvement in multidisciplinary falls-prevention clinics in australia.
    Menz HB, Hill KD.
    J Am Podiatr Med Assoc. 2007 Sep-Oct;97(5):377-84.
     
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  3. Cameron

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    netizens

    I worked with Falls Prevention (Stay on your feet WA), Injury Control Unit in Perth for many years as they were introducing their Falls prevention strategies. Very interesting it was too but what was disappointing was during the podiatry phase when local pods were openly invited to contribute ideas on the role of the podiatrist in the prevention of falls, there was a very disappointing return. Only a few individuals assisted and dedicated their time to the project but otherwise nothing.

    I was particularly interested the other day to read the new brochure on Stay on your feet WA which boldly promotes the services of podiatry.

    toeslayer
     
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    Efficacy of a multifaceted podiatry intervention to improve balance and prevent falls in older people: study protocol for a randomised trial.
    Spink MJ, Menz HB, Lord SR.
    BMC Geriatr. 2008 Nov 25;8(1):30. [Epub ahead of print]
     
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    Foot Disorders and Falls in Older Persons.
    Chaiwanichsiri D, Janchai S, Tantisiriwat N.
    Gerontology. 2008 Dec 3. [Epub ahead of print]
     
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    Foot Symptoms Increase Odds Of Falling: The Johnston County Osteoarthritis Project
    Golightly, Yvonne M. MS, PhD, PT, Hannan, Marian T. DSc, MPH; Dufour, Alyssa B. PhD; Nelson, Amanda E. MD, MSCR; Dore, Adam DO; Jordan, Joanne M. MD, MPH
    American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting; Oct 26-30, 2013; San Diego
     
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    Effectiveness of Foot and Ankle Exercise Programs on Reducing the Risk of Falling in Older Adults
    A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials

    Michael Schwenk, Elise DeHaven Jordan, Bahareh Honarvararaghi, Jane Mohler, David G. Armstrong, DPM, Bijan Najafi
    J Am Podiatr Med Assoc 103(6): 534–547, 2013
     
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    Does Footwear Affect Balance?
    The Views and Experiences of People with Diabetes and Neuropathy Who Have Fallen
    Joanne S. Paton, Anne Roberts, Graham K. Bruce, Jon Marsden
    J Am Podiatr Med Assoc 103(6): 508–515, 2013
     
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    Hallux Valgus Surgery May Produce Early Improvements in Balance Control
    Results of a Cross-Sectional Pilot Study
    Saba Sadra, Adam Fleischer, Erin Klein, Gurtej S. Grewal, Jessica Knight, Lowell Scott Weil, Sr., Lowell Weil, Jr., Bijan Najafi
    J Am Podiatr Med Assoc 103(6): 489–497, 2013
     
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    Older People’s Perceptions of a Multifaceted Podiatric Medical Intervention to Prevent Falls
    Hylton B. Menz, Martin J. Spink, Karl B. Landorf, Keith D. Hill, Stephen R. Lord
    J Am Podiatr Med Assoc 103(6): 457–464, 2013
     
  11. Boots n all

    Boots n all Well-Known Member

    "Most participants reported that they were somewhat or very satisfied with the footwear (92.3%)"

    l would think that was a good number, a lot of elderly women dont like being told what style shoe they have to buy, "Dont you have a slip on?" or "l would like something with more of a heel"
     
  12. beverleyharwood

    beverleyharwood Welcome New Poster

    I am lucky to work in a Subacute setting and part of that role is a interdisplinary falls and balance group.

    I have many roles within the clinic, but tend to spend alot of my time working on the clients beliefs and/ or values that they have around what footwear they wear and when. After I've looked at the whys they do, I usually slip in some of the researched causes of falls. Most clients are very suprised at the research of how their footwear and foot problems impact on the risk. Throwing in a few examples of thongs and slippers and hip fractures help to. I am lucky to work in a supportive multid team who then reiterate and follow up at each client visit. By the end of the client journey through the clinic, we have usually got the client to change their rountine and perceptions and utimately their footwear choices.

    Thanks for the journal articles.
     
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    Falls Among the Elderly: Multi-factorial Community-based Falls-Prevention Programs
    Ray Marks
    Aging Sci 2014, 2: e109
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    Clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of a multifaceted podiatry intervention for falls prevention in older people: a multicentre cohort randomised controlled trial (the REducing Falls with ORthoses and a Multifaceted podiatry intervention trial).
    Cockayne S et al
    Health Technol Assess. 2017 Apr;21(24):1-198. doi: 10.3310/hta21240.
     
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    Podiatry intervention versus usual care to prevent falls in care homes: pilot randomised controlled trial (the PIRFECT study)
    Gavin Wylie, Hylton B. Menz, Sarah McFarlane, Simon Ogston, Frank Sullivan, Brian Williams, Zoe Young and Jacqui Morris
    BMC Geriatrics: 12 July 2017
     
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