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Footwear, foot function, falls risk, and ageing

A postgraduate research opportunity at the University of Otago.

Details

Academic background
Health Sciences
Host campus
Dunedin
Qualifications
PhD, Postdoctoral
School
School of Physiotherapy
Supervisors
Dr Xaviour Walker, Professor Debra Waters, Dr Chris Sole

Overview

Design and degradation of footwear can influence balance and physical performance. Yet the potential role of footwear condition on foot function and balance is seldom considered as a risk factor for falls.

This research will explore how footwear influences foot function and balance during daily tasks in middle-aged and older individuals. The collaborative project will be shared across the School of Physiotherapy and School of Medicine.

Contact

Gisela Sole
Tel   +64 3 479 7936
Email   gisela.sole@otago.ac.nz