You’ve fallen, now what?

Despite taking necessary precautions and safety measures, sometimes falls still occur. If you or someone you know is at risk for falling, it's important to know what to do after a fall to ensure your health and safety. Below are a list of steps you need to take after you experience a fall. Step 1: Catch your breath and determine if you are injured. Step 2: If you are injured, stay where you are and try to call for help. If no one is around, try to carefully move towards a phone or where … [Read more...]

5 ways Physical Therapy can help you prevent falls

Each year, 2.5 million older Americans are treated in emergency departments for fall injuries, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control. Falls are often preventable and with the help of a Physical Therapist and personal exercise program, you can ensure your safety. Below are five ways Physical Therapists work with you to help you prevent a fall from occurring. Improve Balance Your Physical Therapist will asses your ability to balance while sitting or standing still and while … [Read more...]

The Best Medical Alert Systems

September is Falls Prevention Month and on the blog we will be sharing tips and resources to help you prevent and recover from falls. If you or someone you know is at risk for falling and they live alone, it may be a good idea to consider using a medical alert system. In the excerpt* below, the folks at share their top medical alert systems to help you find the right one for you. Nearly 90 percent of seniors say they prefer to live in their own homes, and most expect to stay … [Read more...]