Welcome to the Doubleview Podiatry patient newsletter. A lot has changed since your last visit to Doubleview Podiatry. For those of you who may not know, we recently welcomed Dr. Sara Halas to our team.
Fun Fact: Did you know that your feet contain a total of 52 bones? That’s about a quarter of all the bones in your body!
Do you feel unsteady when you walk? Are you worried that you might have a fall?
Your feet, footwear, and gait may be putting you at risk.
Studies have shown that foot pain and deformities such as bunions, hammer toes and ulcers can increase a person’s risk of having a fall. Muscle weakness due to age related changes can also reduce your balance and make you more unsteady.
There are a number of tests that can be done in the podiatry clinic to identify patients at a greater risk of having a fall. These include the Timed Up and Go test, and the Single Leg Stance test.
Your results may indicate areas where changes can be made to reduce your risk of suffering a fall in the future.
To book a Falls Assessment, you can phone our receptionist Sue on 08 9341 5166.
At Doubleview Podiatry we are committed to improving your foot health. As a special introductory offer, the first 3 people to book a Falls Assessment will receive a complimentary diagnostic Ankle Brachial index (ABI) test, a valid indicator of the presence or absence of peripheral vascular disease.
We look forward to seeing you at our practice soon.
Stephen, Sara and Sue
Foot Arch Roller:
The foot arch roller by Realign Performance has a contoured design with pressure ridges for the relief of tight arch muscles, foot discomfort and tired feet. It can also assist with improving blood circulation, and as an adjunct therapy for heel pain and plantar fasciitis. Cost: $15