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Archive for September 2014

One of the top injuries in the workforce – Slips, Trips, and Falls

One of the top injuries in the workforce – Slips, Trips, and Falls

As the physical therapist at Spectrum Physical Therapy and in industrial settings, my staff and I treat patients for a variety of aches and pains—including injuries resulting from slips, trips, and falls. They happen at work. They happen at home. Regardless of where they occur, they’re preventable. How do falls happen? Sixty-five percent of falls occur when a person slips or trips while on a single “level,” such as a sidewalk, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The remaining 35 percent are falls from height. To understand what contributes to slips, trips, and falls so we can better avoid them and the injuries that often follow, it helps to understand what causes a slip or trip. Slips: Where there is too little friction or traction between footwear and a walking surface, people slip. Sounds simple enough, yet there are […]

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