Orthotics, Pain & Fear of Falling – Randomised Control Trial

Are you senior?

Do you have foot pain?

Have you had a fall or do your have a fear of falling?

Pain, especially foot pain, is common in the older population. Not only does it cause discomfort, it also can have a huge impact on quality of life. Falls in the older population are also a significant problem, leading to a fear of falling. A fear of falling can prevent someone from engaging in activities and may even prevent them from leaving the house.

Dr George Ampat and his research team are conducting an approved study into the effects of orthotics (insoles) on pain and fear of falling in seniors. We are looking for participants who are interested in taking part in the 6-week research project.

Participate and receive a foot scan and a pair of L2300 or L2305 orthotics for FREE!

To qualify to participate, you need to be:

  • 60 years old and above
  • Have some form of foot pain which you have identified
  • Capable of walking without support.

You cannot participate if you:

  • Have had foot surgery in your lifetime
  • Are currently using prescription orthotics
  • Have compromised skin integrity of the lower limbs
  • Lack the mental capacity to follow instruction.

Participants will be asked to come to our clinic in Ainsdale, Southport for a FREE foot scan. Here, they will be provided with their FREE orthotics. You will be able to keep the orthotics at the end of the study as a token of our gratitude. 

Before and after receving the orthotics, participants will be asked to fill out a short questionnaire. The questionnaires will measure pain and foot functionality. They can be filled out by participants online or, if you prefer, we can post out a physical copy to you with a return envelope. These surveys are easy to fill out and are designed to be as straightforward as possible for participants.

We want to assure you that the confidentiality of our participants is a top priority throughout the project, and all data collected is kept secure. You are also free to leave the study at any time you wish.

If you are interested in being involved in this study and want to find out more, then click here to read our Participant Information Sheet. Here you can find out everything you need to know about what being a participant involves.

Thank you for taking the time to read this and we hope to have you on board for our trial.