Footwear and postural stability in older people Academic Article uri icon


  • 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.

publication date

  • July 1999