8.5 Annual Fall Fall Spectacular

Oct 30, 2013

#513 Show Summary (8.5 Annual Fall Fall Spectacular):

Don’t you dare! Make a slip, take a dip, or a trip – you can thump a bump up on your hip! With only a slight twist, the old grade school Halloween song becomes the theme for our annual autumnal sliptacular program. St. Claire Rehab Medical Director Dr. Melanie Ledford is our guest.

Tip: Wear shoes with low heels, support your ankle, and have a nonslip surface on the bottom. If the soles are not too soft, shoes will improve your balance and lessen your risk of falling.


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CDC publication on falls associated with dogs and cats