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    PT Assistant


    Geriatric Rehab 115
    Falls, Footwear, and Podiatric Interventions in Older Adults

    1.0

    • Describe the association between footwear and falls and list 5 suboptimal design features which contributes to falls
    • List 5 common changes that occur in the foot with age and why ill-fitting shoes are a precursor to falls
    • List and describe 5 common risk factors for falls in individuals with diabetes mellitus, rheumatoid arthritis and Parkinson’s disease
    • Describe future new directions and novel footwear devices that are being used to provide substitute sensory cues at the feet to help improve balance and gait
    • Describe how footwear, insoles, and orthoses are gaining popularity as an integral component of falls prevention strategies

    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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