Footwear advice for Falls Prevention

The average person spends 7 hours a day on their feet and mostly within shoes which don’t fit properly or are worn-out.  It’s important that the shoes we wear for most of the day are supportive and well fitting, whether we are out and about or at home.                                                                                                  6 Signs to tell if you…

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Top Tips for Preventing Falls in the Elderly

Wear properly fitted shoes: ditch the thongs, sandals, slippers and scuffs and opt for shoes with a sturdy, flat sole to provide stability, a soft lining to protect delicate skin and secure fastenings to prevent slipping and allow for swelling, and have your shoes properly fitted.  Note that a shoe which is too cushioned results…

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June is Falls Prevention Month

Each year one in three people over the age of 65 have a fall, resulting dislocations and fractures as well as head and back injuries. Alarmingly the number of falls in people aged over 75 has increased by 400% in the last decade. Medical factors such as taking multiple medications, dizziness or cognitive impairment may…

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Our Coronavirus (COVID 19) Response

At Wanneroo Podiatry the health and safety of our patients and staff are our top priority and we are taking all necessary precautions to protect you, our valued clients as well as our team during this Covid-19 pandemic. As we head into May and in line with Government easing of restrictions, we are excited to…

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