FootHold is based on a world-first randomised controlled trial which was published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) in 2011.

This trial found that as part of a multifaceted podiatry intervention consisting of routine podiatry care, foot orthoses, advice on footwear and falls prevention information, the FootHold exercise program reduced the rate of falls over a 12 month period by 36%.

You can freely access the full-text of this paper from the BMJ website by clicking on the image below:

We also published a paper reporting older people's perceptions of the intervention:

The FootHold study was featured in the Harvard Health Letter in 2011:

In addition to the FootHold trial, Prof Hylton Menz and colleagues have published several other papers relating to foot problems, footwear and falls prevention. To view these, follow this link to PubMed, the database of biomedical research maintained by the US National Institutes of Health.