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SNOW FALLS BUT YOU SHOULDN'T - Avoiding Mishaps on Ice & Snow
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Falls of all kinds dramatically increase when the weather turns cold & icy. Anyone, regardless of age or athletic ability, is subject to falling on a slippery surface, especially when it is not seen or expected. When walking normally, we have one foot on the ground which is fine where footing and lighting are good. However, if our one foot on the ground loses grip due to ice or any slick surface there is little recourse other than to suffer the full effect of gravity. The consequences can range from a bum knee or sore tush to death. Over the past decade,...
What's the Best Cane for Me?
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Introducing the FlexTIP!
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Our feet are able to articulate to remain flat on the ground surface because our ankles enable them to adjust as we move about our world. Traditional walking canes don't have 'ankles'. They may provide good grip on the walking surface when the cane tip is normal to the ground. Most of the time; however, only an edge of the tip actually contacts the surface. As canes tilt throughout a normal gait cycle, little gripping surface remains in contact with the ground which often results in slips and falls. The FlexTIP design solves this slipping issue, resulting in the...
PIFS - Pride Induced Fall Syndrome?
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Gravity ... ...it keeps us grounded. Just imagine if gravity disappeared - we would have the ultimate in fall prevention and say 'goodbye’ to all the pain, injury and deaths caused by them. But on the other hand, without gravity, everything would float and we’d have no fascination for balloons, airplanes or dropped passes in football games. ...
Keep Moving & Stay Young!
USE IT OR LOSE IT - Maintaining Mobility Even When It Hurts. Granddaddy Born 1912 / Great Great Grandson Born 2012 When ‘Granddaddy’passed away, his was the happiest funeral I’d ever attended as he died happy, healthy and ready to go home! Until months before his passing, my 100 year old Granddaddy cooked his own meals and raised most of his food, gardening over an acre in size. When Granddaddy wasn’t plowing, hoeing, planting or harvesting, he was cutting trees and splitting wood. At about ninety years old, he got a little careless and flipped his riding lawnmower while on the...