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Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Foot Care - Fall Prevention

Foundation Chiropody – Your Complete Foot Specialist

If you, your family or loved ones are at risk of falling and foot injuries, then read this article to know how to prevent serious foot problems.
Chiropody is a branch of medicine that focuses on medical and surgical treatment of the disorders of feet, and ankle. It concentrates in the treatment of corns, verruca and lower extremity. Chiropodist is a medical professional who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of foot disorders.
Seniors or old people are mostly in danger of having injury problems in Ontario. As time goes by, foot injury has become more serious health issue. When you become older, you may still want to enjoy life, go out and be free. You don’t want to remain inside your home just to live longer and be more safely because your fear in tripping, stumbling and falling.
Foundation Chiropody in Mississauga can help you reduce the risk of falling. Our clinic offers the best ankle or foot orthotic practices together with the latest medical technology in taking care of the body’s foundation our patients deserve.

You may be at risk of falling if you have experienced the following conditions:

·         Losing stability or balance when standing

·         Trouble in walking

·         Instability of ankle

·         Shakiness of knee

·         Peripheral neuropathy

·         Ailments that causes the feeling of dizziness

·         Ankle osteoarthritis

·         Already had a history of falls

You can avail of our fall prevention brace called the Moore Balance Brace (MBB) from Langer Biomechanics. It is an ankle stabilizer created and designed to help develop balance and stability of elderly and those people who are at risk for trips and dangerous falls.

The Moore Balance Brace (MBB) provides patients the latest tool that supports balance for the elderly population and for those with falling conditions. The MBB is set bilaterally (both feet). It has a sleek design to be able to fit into most shoes. Its function provides steadiness and stability of the ankle and sensory input, generating a proprioceptive response.

What to expect?

The first thing you should do is to make an appointment with us. On your initial visit to Foundation Chiropody, we will need to get important information about you and your health history. This will also allow you to know your more about our services and our expert chiropodist.

If you’re a new patient, you may want to fill out our consent and registration forms before visiting us for you to save some time. You can do this by downloading our forms that is available in our website. However, if you already have a current list of medications, you can bring that instead of filling out the information again. It would also be helpful if you bring any orthotics or specialty footwear that you are currently using so we can check what type of treatment you need to undergo.

The feet are our body’s foundation. Protect it with the help of Mississauga foot specialists at Foundation Chiropody. Make an appointment and visit us to learn how our therapy, balance brace and foot orthotics could help you prevent risky falls.                

Connect with us by phone (905-916-3668) or email to learn more about our Fall Prevention services. Visit Foundation Chiropody at 2155 Leanne Blvd. Suite 125 Mississauga, ON L5K 2K8. We are glad to help you with all your concerns.