Injuries from falling is common among older Australians and with the right advice and support, some falls can be prevented. Some of the most common reason for falls in ageing feet are:
- feet problems creating pain – bunions, corns and calluses
- badly fitting or uncomfortable shoes
- reduced muscle tone and stiff joints
- balance problems from health issues and medications
- balance problems from weakened muscles
Falls are not a “normal” part of getting older and they can sometimes be prevented. We help our clients reduce their risk of falls by developing an exercise and treatment plan that minimises the risk of falling.
As you get older, maintaining a good sense of becomes even more important. A good sense of balance will minimise or prevent falls.
Balance is developed through staying active with a combination of strength building and stretching exercises. The muscles need both to support your body.
Walking is excellent for your general health and wellbeing, physically, mentally and emotionally. When you add some gentle muscle-strengthening exercises you will have a well-rounded fitness program to keep you well into your older years and to prevent falls.
Assessing your feet, their alignment, the shoes you wear and your gait, will help us to advise you on how to be steadier on your feet to prevent falls and live independently for longer.
Why Choose Sanders Podiatry? Linden Park, Stirling or Mount Barker Clinics
Sanders Podiatry is dedicated to the complete care of your feet, making you comfortable, secure and stable on your feet throughout your life. We have a family friendly clinic and address foot concerns at any age and for any problem. We are a client-centred clinic with individualised treatment plans to treat your unique condition.
Our gentle and practical approach to your foot care is with your long term wellbeing in mind, we are here to help you as well as educate and inform you about your feet and their longevity.
We are widely connected to organisations and associations setting standards for excellent foot care around Australia, namely:
• The Australian Podiatry Council
• The Australian Podiatry Association
• Sports Medicine Australia
• The Australasian Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine
• Physitrack certified exercise prescription
• Arthritis Aware
Call us to book an appointment:
Sanders Podiatry in Linden Park – 08 8379 1456
Sanders Podiatry in Stirling – 08 8339 3344
Sanders Podiatry in Mount Barker – 08 8370 1590