Footwear and postural stability in older people

HB Menz University of Western Sydney-Macarthur, New South Wales, Australia.

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SR Lord University of Western Sydney-Macarthur, New South Wales, Australia.

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Accidental falls in the older population are common and often result in serious injury. Although a number of factors have been recognized as risk factors for falling, the effect of footwear on postural stability is often overlooked. This article reviews the literature on the effect of various footwear features on postural stability and suggests areas that warrant further investigation.

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