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I Am 66:have HadPD For The Last 25 Years. I Fall A Lot To The Point That I Am Afraid To Move Any Suggestion On How To Prevent The Falls.

I Am 66:have HadPD For The Last 25 Years. I Fall A Lot To The Point That I Am Afraid To Move Any Suggestion On How To Prevent The Falls.

posted April 24, 2021
A MyParkinsonsTeam Member

I fell alot too. I had physical therapy after I was diagnosed with Parkinsons and had three really bad falls. The first fall sent me to rehab, the second, to the emergency room, and the last during covid, home with a physical and an occupational therapist. My OT who has worked with our local Parkinsons associations suggested I ask my Parkinsons Doctor to prescribe a walker created for Parkinsons patients . The U-Step Walking Stabilizer. Medicare covers it. I did have a co-pay of just over $200. It is stable, turns in a smaller space, and is easy to grab onto. I haven't fallen since I started using it! I won't say I haven't lost my balance but it has saved me every time.

posted April 28, 2021
A MyParkinsonsTeam Member

My husband had a very nice Drive Medical walker. We had to move closer to medical care. We were in the emergency room every month with a different fall. It was crazy until a PT recommended a U-Step walker! It has made all the difference in the world! It is expensive so look into insurance coverage to pay for it first. GOD BLESS YOU!❤️

posted May 13, 2021
A MyParkinsonsTeam Member

I also have this walker and it has saved me many times! My OT person has worked with me for over a year now and between the U-Step walker and the OT, I am falling far less! Like I said before in a post, if you have the Big and Loud program in your area, it is well worth doing! My Ot person had never heard of it before I showed her a DVD on the program. She then took the course and became certified in it and that has worked wonders with falling.

posted April 29, 2021
A MyParkinsonsTeam Member

What about checking into a wonderful program in your area titled: The Big and Loud program? It helpe me lots when ai lived in Florida. Then, when I moved back to NH I spoke to the OT person who. Was supposed to work with me in my home. She had never heard of it ...so ai showed her a video I had purchased on the exercises that the program uses?

posted April 28, 2021
A MyParkinsonsTeam Member

I see many posts about falls. When I was first diagnosed with PD I suffered many falls, a couple of which were quite serious. As PD progressed I learned a lot about falls and the frequency dropped. One of my favorite sayings about PD is "Knowledge is the Key" and in this case it really does apply. "Learn everything and things get easy".

posted September 1

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