For many elderly patients, including those with diabetes
and peripheral neuropathy
, falls are the leading cause of death. The Journal of the American Podiatric Association discusses
podatrist’s role in preventing falls and introduces an innovative balance-training program that uses sensors at the ankle, knee and hip to give patients visual feedback when challenged by obstacles on a screen and helps to improve balance in elderly people.
Read the study in the Journal of the American Podiatric Association.