Three Simple Exercises to Reduce the Risk of Falling

Three Simple Exercises to Reduce the Risk of Falling

In this blog, I share three simple exercises that you can do everyday at home to reduce your risk of falling. You can also coach your elderly loved ones to do these three exercises:  1) Sit to Stand: Practice standing up from a chair as you normally would. The hip...
Reduce Fall Risk

Reduce Fall Risk

My personal and professional goal is to reduce fall risk for my patients, friends and neighbors, so I have been active as a leader on the San Diego County Fall Prevention Task Force to increase the common knowledge of strategies to prevent falls among older adults and...
UCSD Stein Public Lecture: “Dizziness and Vertigo, Part II – Research in Aging”

UCSD Stein Public Lecture: “Dizziness and Vertigo, Part II – Research in Aging”

In this blog, I share the link to my third UCSD Stein Public Lecture, “Dizziness and Vertigo, Part II – Research in Aging,” which aired on University of California television (UC-TV) on March 8,2018. In 2017, I offered my second UCSD Stein Public...
How can I Safely Move around with Vertigo?

How can I Safely Move around with Vertigo?

Sometimes we cannot avoid moving around with vertigo because we need to go to the bathroom or perform other normal daily activities. The problem is that moving around with vertigo can cause falls, so I offer these tips and suggestions for people who need to safely...
Self-Awareness of Walking Stability with Neuropathy or Normal Aging of the Feet

Self-Awareness of Walking Stability with Neuropathy or Normal Aging of the Feet

While I was at a community event last Monday at the Vista Senior Center, I was promoting the message that “Many falls are preventable” and passing out flyers for my new E-course, which is designed to benefit people with foot neuropathy, reduced blood flow...
Foot Neuropathy Treatment

Foot Neuropathy Treatment

A patient with foot neuropathy has amazed me over the last 6 weeks by the improvement in his walking stability and his confidence with walking outside. When I first saw him, he was literally shuffling – or sliding – his feet along the floor with small...