Falls Can Kill! Find Out How We Can Help!


At this time, our office continues to be open to new and existing patients. We use hospital-grade sanitizers and are taking measures to ensure patients maintain social distancing by not having anyone wait in our reception room with others. We are continuing operation in an effort to keep patients out of the urgent care clinics and hospital emergency departments, which increases the chances of being exposed to the virus. We have x-ray and ultrasound in the office to prevent you from having to go elsewhere.

For those patients who cannot or wish not to visit the office, we are offering private video telemedicine visits. Simply call the office at 713-785-7881 and ask for an e-visit and we will be happy to get you set up for an immediate appointment. You can also request an appointment through our website.

Moore balance Brace available from Houston podiatristAs the population ages, falls become more common. According to the National Safety Council, 30% of women over age 65 and 50% of those over 85 will suffer a fall. 30% of men over 80 will also fall. Bumps and bruises are far from the only results of a fall. Accidents are one of the leading causes of mortality in the elderly, even more than pneumonia. Falls account for about one-half of deaths due to injury.

What can a Houston podiatrist do about preventing falls? More than most! We are one of the first to use an innovative device known as the Moore Balance Brace. This is a lightweight, custom made Ankle-Foot Orthotic that is especially designed to provide balance and stability to the elderly. It's sleek design fits into a variety of shoes and is easy to put on and take off. If this brace is not appropriate, we use many others, such as the Arizona AFO, that will suit your needs. All of these devices are covered by Medicare and most commercial insurance.

If you or a loved one has had one or more falls, have difficulty walking, has mild dropfoot due to a stroke, or suffers from peripheral neuropathy, it is imperative that a proper evaluation be performed today. Contact the office today to come in for a comprehensive Fall Risk Assessment.

Dr. Andrew Schneider
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Dr. Andrew Schneider is a podiatrist and foot surgeon at Tanglewood Foot Specialists in Houston, TX.