Are you at risk for a fall? Physiotherapists identify key factors for tumbles in older adults
Thu, March 15, 2012
With icy streets and sidewalks lingering in Nova Scotia well into March, Nova Scotia's physiotherapists remind those at risk of a fall to take care! Often, awareness that you are at risk for a fall is the first step for prevention.
Falling is a potential hazard for anyone, regardless of age, fitness level or environmental conditions. But there are certain factors that can increase the likelihood an older adult may fall.
Tags: balance - falls prevention - fractures - older adults
Out-Patient Physiotherapy: What Does It Mean To You?
Wed, February 22, 2012
Across Nova Scotia, citizens can access physiotherapy services through publicly funded out-patient clinics located in hospitals. These services provide a hugely valuable contribution to the effectiveness - and cost-effectiveness - of health care in Nova Scotia, and help to ensure that all Nova Scotians can access physiotherapy care regardless of their age, income, or geographic location.
Tags: access - hospitals - out-patient - public healthcare funding - rehabilitation
Protect your Head on the Slopes!
Fri, January 27, 2012
With winter upon us, Canadians are gearing up for another skiing and snowboarding season. The Nova Scotia Physiotherapy Association (NSPA) and Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA) are strongly encouraging Canadians of all ages to wear helmets when downhill skiing or snowboarding.
While helmets do not prevent all head injuries, they can minimize the effects of a blow to the head. The Canadian Standards Association has said wearing…
Tags: concussion - head injury - helmets - skiing - snow boarding - winter sports