In recent years popular sports programs, and most notably the recent Olympic games, have popularized Kinesiology taping. Although there are many different brands and techniques that exist today the core principles are shared. Kinesiology tape is often referred to as K-tape. Although there are many brands and they can be slightly different, they all consist […]
Fall Risk Screening and Prevention – Part 4: Attend Paradigm’s Fall-Risk Screening Clinic on 2/24/2018
Fall Risk Screening and Prevention Part 4: Attend Paradigm’s Fall-Risk Screening Clinic on 2/24/2018 Hopefully we have convinced you that falling is a serious problem, and that you want to prevent yourself and loved ones from having a fall if at all possible. We take falls very seriously here at Paradigm! We will be conducting […]
Fall Risk Screening and Prevention Part 3: How do we stop falls from happening? Once we have identified individuals who are at risk for future falls, we need to implement an intervention to stop falls from happening. All the current evidence indicates that the best defense against falls is a multidisciplinary team approach. This means […]
Fall Risk Screening and Prevention Part 2: How do we find out who is at risk for a fall? The American Geriatric Society published clinical practice guidelines recommending that adults aged 65 and older should be screened annually for fall risk. But, what does this entail? Your risk assessment will include a fall history, medication […]
Fall Risk Screening and Prevention – Part 1: Why are healthcare professionals “tripping” over falls? What’s the big deal?
Fall Risk Screening and Prevention Part 1: Why are healthcare professionals “tripping” over falls? What’s the big deal? Falls among the elderly and those with disabilities are a huge concern in the healthcare community. When we were younger, the biggest concern after a fall was often a skinned knee, but as we age, falls become […]