Archive | October, 2014

5 Ways to Prevent Falls

5 Ways to Prevent Falls By Jeffrey Petersen,  PT, MOMT How to prevent falls: Older adults can stay independent and increase their chances of preventing falls by: Exercising regularly is one of the best methods to prevent falls. It is important that the exercises focus on increasing leg strength and improving balance, and that they get more […]

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What causes falls?

What causes falls? By Jeffrey Petersen,  PT, MOMT Every year, millions of older adults experience a ground level fall.  Falling can cause moderate to severe injuries, such as fractures and head traumas, Injuries sustained in a fall can increase the risk of early death.  Fortunately, the problems caused by falling are largely preventable Falls are […]

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