The CDC tells us that 36 million falls are reported each year, resulting in 3 million adults being transported to the emergency room and 32,000 adults dying from their falls.
Studies have shown that, in any six-month period, more than 50% of the people living with MS fall at least once, and more than 30% fall multiple times. Falling can cause broken bones, brain damage, and worse. That's why I'm dedicating this entire episode of RealTalk MS to fall prevention.
Dr. Sara Migliarese joins me with tips, tools, and strategies you can use to prevent falls while keeping yourself safe and more independent. Dr. Migliarese is a Board Certified Neurologic Clinical Specialist, and a Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at Winston-Salem State University where she is also the Director of the Neurologic Clinical Residency Program.
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This Week: Fall prevention could be a life-saver :22
Dr. Sara Migliarese shares tips, tools, and strategies for preventing falls (and tells you what to do when you can't!) 2:08
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RealTalk MS Episode 282
Guest: Dr. Sara Migliarese
Tags: MS, MultipleSclerosis, MSResearch, MSSociety, RealTalkMS