In this episode we talked with Annette Davis and discussed what the evidence tells us (and doesn’t tell us) about footwear and falls, explains the role of the Podiatrist in screening for falls risk and how to communicate effectively regarding this (making a reasonably solid case for all individuals of a certain age to be risk assessed regardless of why they are attending clinic to see you) and also the talks about the reasons that older individuals choose certain shoes and the challenges this can bring to the Podiatrist-patient interactions.
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About Annette Davis:
Annette is Podiatrist in Melbourne, Australia and is currently serving as a Project Manager at the Department of Health and Human Services, Victoria. She is currently completely her PhD on footwear and falls at Monash University.
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