2013 Falls Awareness Week (UK)
This year, Age UK focuses on the feet in their Best Foot Forward Falls Awareness Campaign. Their website has many useful links including a Healthy Feet Supplement (.pdf) covering some basic information on foot and ankle home exercises, what makes a shoe safe or unsafe?, facts about feet and falls, recommendations for service development and some great falls and podiatry good practice examples.
Other Relevant Websites and resources
NHS Choices has a good section on foot health. Aimed at the patient, it covers the role of the podiatrist, problems with feet and diabetes and problems with feet when you are older. It also includes a nice section on nail problems, one on pain and interventions and a visual walk through of foot problems. They also have a good video about keeping feet healthy in old age.
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