Unfortunately as we get older our balance and stability decreases; and it only takes one misplaced foot or one crack in the footpath to cause a fall and injury. Loss of muscle strength and a decline in the bodies balance system place our aging population at risk of falls. It may sound obvious but your feet and your shoes are the connection between yourself and the ground.
FootSmart Podiatry uses state of the art technology to assess your ability to balance using a computer diagnostic test called stabilometry. It is sensitive enough to identify a potential risk before you are aware of it.
These examininations helps your Podiatrist and other health professionals determine your level of instability and how best to manage this. We will often prescribe some simple exercises and falls prevention strategies if a positive instability result is identified. click here for more information ( link to Falls prevention page)