Podiatrists are the experts in gait and gait related conditions, especially those involving the foot and ankle. Falls is no different.
One in three people living at home over the age of 65 is likely to experience at least one fall a year and 10% of these require medical attention. Falls can also have substantial effects on independence and functional, emotional and social capacity.
We can reduce these risks and consequences by assessing them and providing strategies to confront them.
Therefore, we use a validated screening tool produce by NeuroScience Australia to assess the risks to you and your loved ones and provide strategies to help reduce these risks.
Falls is important, if you or your loved one is over 65 you should be assessed and provided with relevant strategies to prevent this happening.