5 Simple Ways to Prevent Falls This Winter

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Slipping and falling is so much more than embarrassing; it is also a health hazard. In fact, about 2.8 million people over the age of 65 are treated in an emergency department each year due to a fall. Also, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, falling… Can be serious. About one in every five falls results in a … Read More

Why Physiotherapy Is So Valuable

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Physiotherapy is, in a word, valuable. Many of the patients who’ve participated in a physiotherapy program will attest to this; so will statistical research. The article The Value of Physiotherapy mentioned the findings of an evidence-based, relevant valuation of physiotherapy by two health economists. What the economists found was support for the idea that physiotherapy is an irreplaceable practice that … Read More

Are You Believing These 3 Myths About Falling?

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Falling is a common fear that people develop, particularly as they age. Since 1 out of 3 adults over the age of 65 falls each year, this fear is not unfounded. Is falling a concern of yours? If so, you may be believing myths about falling. However, if you have no healthy fear of falls and accidents, you also may … Read More

How to Prevent Winter Accidents and Injuries

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Wintertime will soon be upon us, and it will bring snow, ice and sleet. These elements are great for sledding and having fun, but they can be dangerous. No one wants to slip and fall or pull a muscle in the wintertime. With a little planning and education, you can do a darn good job of preventing winter accidents and … Read More

Home Safety Tips for Seniors

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When was the last time you, a senior citizen, took a few minutes to assess the safety level of your living space? When did you last think about ways you could prevent yourself from becoming injured at home? If it’s been more than a year, now is the time to consider these topics. Because June is National Safety Month, we’ve … Read More

You Can Prevent Falls, Breaks and Other Injuries with Physiotherapy

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Did you know that one in three older individuals (65 and older) will fall this year, along with 50 percent of those over age 80? It’s true. These falls often have serious medical consequences, such as broken bones and other types of trauma. Here is the good news: seniors can guard themselves against age-related injuries with physiotherapy. Too many people … Read More

Slip and fall prevention tips

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As the nation experiences one of the coldest winters in recent history you not only need to worry about staying warm, but also of the injuries that can occur when these temperatures meet moisture on the ground.  Slips and falls during the winter month’s cause hundred of thousands of injuries and deaths each year in Canada and the U.S. While … Read More

Balance Exercises: Improving balance at any age

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As we age our muscles weaken, our bones lose their density, and our balance decreases. And when you combine all three of those things happening around the same age you are increasing your risk of serious injuries from falling! But it’s what happens when you fall that is the more serious threat. Broken hips, torn muscles in your shoulders, knee … Read More