Dr. Shawn A. Weiss, PT, DPT, CDP, CADDCT
Fall Prevention, part 2
Updated: Feb 5, 2022
With winter coming, prepare now to avoid falls in your home or your parents' home. In this podcast, Shawn advises checking the outside of the house for safety at entryways, lighting, clearing pathways to avoid tripping hazards. Winter safety also includes shoes and shovels stored nearby. If there are issues getting in and out of the house, add or check the sturdiness of handrails. Inside the home, make sure rugs can absorb moisture from shoes so they aren't slippery. Winter clothes are also important – make sure the clothing isn't so bulky that it'll catch on something, and that shoes have good tread. Spend extra money to get well-supported, cushioned shoes to minimize pain or negative effects to your stride.