Footwear to Reduce Falling

Footwear to Reduce Falling

All can fall! People of any age can fall, especially if they have dizziness or vertigo. Proper footwear is important to prevent falls. Today I am going to answer a question that I frequently hear from my patients, which is: “Is there a type of footwear to reduce...
FAQ: Can Exercise Reduce my Risk of Falling?

FAQ: Can Exercise Reduce my Risk of Falling?

Today we’re going to answer a question that I frequently hear from my patients which is “Can exercise reduce my risk of falling?” The answer to the question is “Yes.” If you’re only going to do one thing to reduce your risk of falling, exercise...
Assistive Devices To Stop Falls

Assistive Devices To Stop Falls

Assistive Devices to Stop Falls My grandfather, Bill, is an important figure in my life. He is an electrical engineer who had a very successful career, but he didn’t know anything about fall prevention when he retired. In my observation, that is pretty typical for a...
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...