September is Fall Prevention Awareness Month and was the subject of our Wellness Hour. Falls are the second most common cause of injury leading to death. For a person with FSHD, falling and breaking a bone may be the incident that leads to becoming reliant on a wheelchair. That’s because it’s much harder for FSHD muscles to recover from injury and lack of use. Ranae Beeker, RN, one of our Wellness Hour (and Women on Wellness) volunteer moderators prepared this awesome slide deck. It has a wealth of tips on preventing a catastrophic fall. You can read it by scrolling through.
For live links to the web resources listed in the presentation, download the PDF here: The FSHD Society Examines Fall Prevention and Fall Recovery.