Joy in Motion Molly V. Strzelecki OT Practice, the American Occupational Therapy Association’s trade magazine, did a feature piece on FallStop’s fall prevention program. Read the Joy In Motion article. An OT practitioner teams up with a fitness instructor to develop a community-based program in fall prevention and education. First, it was Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, then newly confirmed Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, followed by quite a few other notable women—for a while, taking a tumble seemed to be the injury du jour. But like many trends—leg warmers, pet rocks, mosh pit dancing— falling down is [...]
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Mario Bosquez, host of "Living Today," spent half an hour on his show talking with Celeste about Fall Stop...MOVE STRONG, sharing safety suggestions, answering callers' questions, and discussing some of the history of the Fall Stop program. Listen Now
A follow-up piece to the initial segment on World News Tonight ABC gives Celeste more time to get into the details, with the help of Mildred and Martin.
Put your mind in your feet. 53% of falls in healthy older adults occur while walking. When we go about our business each day, we probably never ask ourselves whether we’re walking safely. When we rush, multi-task, and are distracted we’re less likely to be aware of those broken sidewalks, uneven surfaces, cracks in the pavement, that last staircase step. It is very important that we walk mindfully. Here are eight tips to reduce the risk of slips, trips, near-misses and falls while walking. Read my guest post article on Thrive Global.
Starting with Thanksgiving, we have come into our most joyful time of the year, gathering with those we love to share good laughs, good food and, we hope, good nutrition.