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Image by rawpixel.com Tips for Avoiding Winter Slips, Trips and Falls by Carol Stillman, PT Wintry weather leads to slips and falls and an increase in emergency room visits.  With one snowstorm behind us and another storm on the way, these fall prevention tips would come in handy and help you to stay upright.    Don’t dress to impress! Dress for Traction!  Wear shoes for the weather. Choose shoes, boots or sneakers that have soles with treads with deep grooves...
Posted on 2019-03-02
Everyone is in a hurry on the streets of Manhattan, streets that at times feel more like an obstacle course. From the crowds of people, uneven sidewalks, and not to mention pe- destrians obsessed with text messaging, a short walk to the corner store may prove to be a dangerous endeavor. If your balance systems are not fully functioning, you can quickly find yourself in a heap of trouble. The statistics can be alarming. Nearly 1 million people visit the emergency room each year as a result of a ...
Posted on 2018-03-15
“Doesn’t Everyone Fall When They Get Older? Quick Fall Facts and Prevention Strategies” Fall Facts Falls are a really big deal if you are over the age of 65. Over 25 of those falls cause serious injuries like a broken bone or head injury (concussion or traumatic brain injury). While many older adults fall, falling is not a normal part of aging and many falls can be prevented. Fall Prevention You may be asking yourself, “Well, what can I do to reduce my risk for fallin...
Posted on 2017-01-20

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