In most cases, slippery surfaces are hard and have the ability to cause a great amount of trauma. Slips and falls may sound innocent but they can cause serious problems that may limit your mobility anywhere from days to even months. During this time, you could be out of work and out of luck with getting any of your errands done. On a positive note, slips and falls can be relatively easy to avoid if you practice these simple safety tips:
- Taking your time and paying attention to where you are going
- Adjusting your stride to a pace that is suitable for the walking surface and the tasks you are doing
- Walking with the feet pointed slightly outward
- Making wide turns at corners
While following this advice may reduce the chance of slips and falls, it can’t fully protect you from these accidents occurring and, depending on the severity of the fall, hands-on physical therapy may be required for a full recovery. The Physical Therapy Experience can provide these special health services to help melt away the pain through the use of our tailored exercise programs and innovative equipment. If you or someone you know can take advantage of this quality care, don’t hesitate to contact our Smithtown and Oceanside offices. Both locations offer a relaxing environment and a friendly staff dedicated towards getting you back up and running just in time to enjoy the warmer weather.