Preventing Falls In The Elderly: Where DPMs Can Have An Impact
- Volume 25 - Issue 9 - September 2012
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For further reading, see Dr. Richie’s DPM Blogs “How Can DPMs Prevent Falls In The Elderly?” at http://tinyurl.com/6238jq9 , “The Truth About AFOs And Fall Prevention” at http://goo.gl/7r7dG or “Still Looking For Documentation That AFOs Effectively Prevent Falls” at http://tinyurl.com/cjjcvko .