A fall can change your life

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A Tiny Stumble, a Life Upended http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/04/science/a-tiny-stumble-a-life-upended.html?emc=eta1&_r=0   People often push off making the necessary changes to prevent falls and improve their abilities until it’s too late. This article highlights the need to be proactive.

The Role of Primary Care Providers in Managing Falls

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http://www.ncmedicaljournal.com/archives/?75508 Bottom Line: Proven interventions include:  Exercise that focuses on strength and balance is a mainstay of function preservation and fall prevention. Tai chi classes have been proven to increase balance, and participants have been shown to have fewer falls and fall injuries. Another exercise option that has been tested extensively in 5 trials [18] is the Otago Exercise Program—a …

Falls – Equipment to Help You Get Up Again

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Here’s a fantastic resource with plenty of creative tools to help you get up in the case of a fall. http://homeability.com/get-up-after-fall-part-two/ Here’s a very unique device to help caregivers to raise people back to standing after a fall. It’s not cheap, though. A better idea is to have a therapist perform a home safety evaluation and instruction in exercises to …

Fake Surgery Just as Good as the Real Thing for Meniscus Tears

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http://www.apta.org/PTinMotion/NewsNow/2014/1/6/ShamMeniscusSurgery/ Actual surgery is no better than simulated surgery in treatment of individuals with nontraumatic degenerative meniscal tears and no osteoarthritis, according to a study recently published in the New England Journal of Medicine. In the study (abstract only available for free), researchers identified 146 patients aged 35–65 with nontraumatic meniscal tears and randomly assigned them to receive either a …