Slips, Slippers and Safety in Your Home

Slips, Slippers and Safety in Your Home
Practical Strategies to Reduce the Risk of Falls in your Home

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Most falls occur in or around the home or garden.   Research has shown that the most effective solutions to minimize your risk of falls have to be multi-pronged and go beyond simple changes like “removing scatter rugs” in your home.  Occupational therapist, Lisa Dennis, will focus on some of the most common reasons why people fall in their homes and will discuss diverse strategies including;

– Simple behavioral changes
– Proper footwear
– Home adaptations
– Staying active with Activator Poles – review of 2 recent studies on fall prevention with Activator Poles
– Q & A

This practical session will also highlight simple strategies to help minimize your fear of falling so that you can stay active, a proven key factor in reducing your risk of falls!  A great activity to stay active is the ACTIVATOR Poles which also provide bilateral support.  Learn about the ACTIVATOR technique designed for stability and balance.

Date: November 12 at 7 – 7:45 pm ET
Presenter:  Lisa Dennis, OT
Registration:  Click here
Cost:  FREE
For:  General Public

Bio:

Lisa Dennis received her BScOT from McGill, her MScOT from Dalhousie and is currently a doctoral student at Boston University. She has been an occupational therapist since 1999 working with a diverse clientele in community home-care, aboriginal mental health and addictions, school pediatrics, and working with active and retired military members. She now owns a private practice (Lisa’s Holistic Rehab) offering brain rehab services and teaches part-time at Eastern College.

Maintaining Proper Posture

Poles assist in maintaining proper posture but at times you may find yourself leaning forward.  Remember to keep your spine erect, tummy tucked in, eyes forward, chin tucked and shoulders relaxed. And just one more thing to remember, have fun with it!
Barb Gormley, Director of Education

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