Here are some simple questions you can ask yourself to determine if you or a loved one may be at risk for falling in your home: Do you exercise regularly? Maintaining a regular exercise program to increase strength, balance and coordination and greatly reduce the risk of falls. Recommended exercise
In Chapter 16 of Guide to the Evaluation of Functional Ability, Genovese & Galper 2009, the chapter authors clearly make the case that a Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE) is a clinical evaluation used to answer questions about an evaluee's abilities (and limitations) relative to a medical condition(s). Moreover, because the FCE is a clinical
As we age, there is no doubt in our hearts we feel young. And although being young at heart is wonderful, this ethereal feeling is no match for the ever-changing state of our bodies and the status of our health. The changes that take place with our health that can
The Devastating Effects of Workers Returning To Work Too Soon The potential effects of early return-to-work without appropriate physical restrictions can be devastating. All too often, I hear stories of individuals being released back to work following an injury or illness before they are ready. Frequently, these people are victims
A Primer For Fall-proofing Your Bathroom We spend a great deal of time in a place where significant fall risks lurk – the bathroom. The bathroom is the number one place for falls in the home – ironically, it is also the most likely to be overlooked when it comes
Yes, it’s difficult to brooch with our aging parents and family members and yet, it’s terrifying to not!