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Katie Trent, PT, Ridgeview Sibley Medical Center

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'Grandma fell last weekend and broke her hip!'

Posted by Katie Trent, PT, Ridgeview Sibley Medical Center on Aug 13, 2019 1:30:00 PM

How many of us dread a phone call like that? Or worse yet, live in fear of experiencing that fall ourselves?

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Topics: Fitness/activity, Rehabilitation

Have you or your loved one had a serious fall? Follow these six tips to prevent it from happening again.

Posted by Katie Trent, PT, Ridgeview Sibley Medical Center on Mar 12, 2019 1:30:00 PM

Falling can put a serious cramp in anyone’s style, but especially older adults. Not only can you injure yourself—possibly breaking a bone—but the fear of falling again can mess with your head. It can start a vicious cycle of inactivity, causing physical deterioration, and leading to a higher likelihood of falling again. An individual who has had a serious fall just once can begin this cycle.

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Be proactive: learn how to prevent falls

Posted by Katie Trent, PT, Ridgeview Sibley Medical Center on Aug 21, 2018 1:30:00 PM

We all have a “fall story.” Mine involved taking a short cut through a ravine, slipping on a muddy slope and landing on my backside. Sore, covered with mud, but glad that my pride was worse off than my body.

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