Tag Archive | fall prevention

September 2012

Peggy Roberge, BSN, Clinical Nurse Coordinator, PADRECC Parkinson’s Disease Research Education & Clinical Center (PADRECC) Address: Hunter Holmes McGuire VAMC, 1201 Broad Rock Blvd., Richmond, VA 23249 Phone: 804-938-5173 Website: http://www.parkinsons.va.gov PADRECC is part of the Veterans Affairs (VA) system. There are several in the U.S. and they are set up as centers for clinical […]

July 2009

Sharon Gaskin, an Occupational Therapist from Inova Fair Oaks Hospital, came to speak to us today. She sees people on an outpatient basis and noted that they don’t see a lot of people living with Parkinson’s. Therapy is a team process which is why therapists ask a lot of questions so they can help people […]

June 2009

NVFPC – Northern Virginia Fall Prevention Coalition We had two speakers today from the Northern Virginia Fall Prevention Coalition. Tony Schaffer from  Schaffer Construction   began by speaking about the coalition which follows Center for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines. There are 21 state coalitions but neither Maryland nor Virginia are among them.  Click here to go to the CDC […]

October 2008

Anne-Marie Barry, Physical Therapist Preventing Falls • Try not to move too quickly – think about what you are doing • When walking – think about the heel hitting the ground first • Do not pivot your body over your feet when turning. Make a U turn or Clock turn in confined areas • Never lean […]