With the drop in temperatures and winter knocking on our door, it is important to remember that balance will be important in keeping oursleves free from falling. Being aware of the surfaces we walk on is the first step to staying fall free. Keeping an eye out for icy and slippery conditions can prevent loss of footing and unexpected falls.

Fall Prevention Tips:

Walk slowly with firm and short steps

Always use railings or walking aids when available (especially when taking the stairs)

Be sure to walk in well lit areas

Strengthen your core- A strong core directly relates to an increase in balance

If you do happen to fall, protect your head as to avoid contact with the surface

Dr. Benjamin A. Caruso

Fairport Chiropractic

1157 Fairport Road

Fairport, NY 14450