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Fall Risk Awareness & Prevention: Sit-To-Stand Self Test By Biagio Mazza So, what are some easy self-tests that you can do to assess your fall risk? One of my favorites that we utilize at Elite Sports Medicine and Physical Therpay is a 30-second sit-to-stand test. Essentially what you're gonna do is your gonna find a chair. Be sure it has a sturdy base and will not move easily. You are not allowed to use the arms in this test. This test will require you to count your repetitions f...
Posted on 2019-01-28
Are You At Risk For Falls and Ultimately, Fall-Related Injuries? By Biagio Mazza The first thing we're going to talk about with respect to falls is really what is your risk for falls, and what are the risk factors that people have for falls. The unfortunate thing is that one of every three Americans over the age of 65 fall each year... And there's a high percentage of those that it becomes a fall that has an injury to it and unfortunately the series of events that occur with falls can b...
Posted on 2019-01-25
ASSESS YOUR FALL RISK WITH A 30 SECOND SIT-TO-STAND SELF TEST By Biagio Mazza So, what are some easy self-tests that you can do to assess your fall risk? One of our favorites is a 30-second sit-to-stand test. What you're gonna do is your gonna find a chair. You're not allowed to use the arms on here. You have to cross your hands across so you're not pushing off your legs or off the chair. As fast as you can for 30 seconds, you are goning to come up and down. You must touch your rear en...
Posted on 2018-09-26
ARE YOU AT RISK FOR FALLS? By Biagio Mazza One of every three Americans over the age of 65 fall each year... ...and there's a high percentage of those that it becomes a fall that has an injury to it, and unfortunately, the series of events that occur with falls can be catastrophic. It's not the case for every single fall, obviously, but it still is a huge issue in the United States. Falls can be prevented by looking at what your risk for falls might be. So what risk factors might be...
Posted on 2018-09-17
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