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Study: 'Safe landing strategies' to reduce falls injury show promise

from PT in Motion

National Falls Prevention Awareness Day, coming up on Sept. 22, helps to focus attention on the importance of reducing the risk of falls and fall-related injuries. How can physical therapists and physical therapist assistants help patients develop ways to react if and when those falls occur? One study suggests the use of "safe landing strategies" including elbow flexion, squatting, and a "martial arts roll" may significantly reduce body impact, though more testing needs to be done. more


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