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How to Fall-Proof Your Home

Falling is one of the biggest health hazards faced by aging Americans. Every year in the U.S., more than 800,000 older adults are hospitalized for injuries resulting from falling, most notably, broken hips and head…

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How To Walk Safely With A Walking Aid

At some point in your life, you could find yourself using a walking aid to support recovery from an injury or surgery, or simply to enhance your mobility. Walkers, crutches and canes are designed to…

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Balance Issues? Your Appointment Explained.

Many times, doctors will send a patient to physical therapy if he/she has experienced a fall, been ill, or just felt unsteady while walking. There are several different components to increasing and maintaining balance and…

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As the World Turns: Using Therapy to Resolve Vertigo

Overview The sensation of spinning, or vertigo, can be a common problem especially among older adults. Vertigo is usually a condition called Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo, (BPPV), an inner ear malfunction treated in a therapy…

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