5 Things I Want You to Know About Physio

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Guest Contributor Sascha Boulet, DPT & 5 Things She Wishes Patients Knew About Her Physio Practice Sascha Boulet is the Owner and CEO of Capture Therapeutics by PhysioFirst PC Inc., operating at three locations in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, Canada. With a bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology from the University of New Brunswick, a Master of Science in Physiotherapy from McMaster University, and a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Evidence…

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3 Applications of Plantar Pressure Analysis

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3 Clinical Applications of Computerized Plantar Pressure Analysis Medical plantar pressure measurement devices (PMDs) have been important tools for gait analysis since their invention, and although historically overlooked, plantar pressures (alongside temporal and spatial parameters) are critical aspects of gait analysis. Analysis of underfoot pressure and foot/floor interactions provide much more than an in-depth analysis of foot function. Similar to temporal and spatial measurements,…

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5 Fall-Risk Factors Measured by Medical PMDs

What is a Medical PMD and Who Are They Useful To? Medical pressure measurement devices (Medical PMDs) are pressure sensitive technologies that have found a niche as modern gait assessment tools. PMDs may be single tiles or walkways and provide clinicians with data-rich analysis of gait parameters such as temporal measurements, spatial measurements, center of pressure (COP), and…

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Choosing the Right Gait Analysis Tech for You

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How to Choose the Right Gait Analysis Technology for You My youngest daughter is off to university in the fall. As a graduation gift, and to support her for the next four years of school, I wanted to buy her a new laptop. Unlike me– who studied science and business–she is going to study film,…

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4 Building Blocks for Successful Fall Management Programs 

Every facility that cares for or interacts with seniors has a fall-risk management system in place. Yet, one in every four seniors are expected to experience a fall. Evidence suggests that most falls are not only predictable, but preventable. So if our organizations have plans in place to prevent falls, why are they so prevalent? The truth is that most fall management plans are underutilized and out-of-date,…

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Seniors, COVID & the Future of Fall-Risk

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Seniors and COVID: What Is the Future of Fall-Risk? COVID-19 and Falls As discussed in our last blog about the effects of COVID-19 on seniors, one of the consequences of the Coronavirus pandemic is an increased risk of falls and fall-related injuries. Since early 2020, people around the world have been asked to reduce their movements; lock downs, quarantines, and fear have all…

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4 Ways to Keep Seniors Safe

Seniors and COVID-19: 4 Ways to Keep Seniors Safe The COVID-19 pandemic has been a scary and trying time for everyone around the globe but the threat of the virus looms greatest for the oldest members of our communities. The CDC reports that “as you get older, your risk for severe illness from COVID-19 increases”,…

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How to Make Fall Prevention Part of Clinical Care

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How To Make Fall Prevention Screening and Assessment a Routine Part of Clinical Care Falls in older are a significant and growing public health problem. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), injury death rates from falls nearly doubled between 2000 and 2013, from an average of 29.6 to 56.7 per 100,000…

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2 Questions When Considering New Tech

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2 Questions to Ask When Considering New Tech for Your Clinic or Senior Care Facility We are seeing an extraordinary rise in the use of technology in healthcare. New tools for screening and assessing patients, or tools for managing workloads and streamlining record keeping are just a few. Whatever your pain point is, there is…

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Plantar Pressure Analysis and Senior Care

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Healthy Aging Research Series II Plantar Pressure Analysis and Its Role in Senior Care Every week, hundreds of research articles are published containing keywords such as ‘gait’, ‘balance’, and ‘falls’. As the CEO and founder of a company in the mobility assessment space, I spend a lot of time reviewing these scientific journals. Every once…

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How Can Your Business Support Healthy Aging?

New Blog Series: How Can Your Long Term or Senior Care Business Support Healthy Aging? Introduction Every week, hundreds of research articles are published containing keywords such as ‘gait’, ‘balance’, and ‘falls’. As the CEO and founder of a company in the mobility assessment space, I spend a lot of time reviewing these scientific journals.…

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How to Disinfect Your Stepscan System

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Quick Guide: How to Disinfect Your Stepscan System Given current global healthcare concerns and the heightened need for cleanliness in healthcare facilities, here is a reminder for how to quickly, safely, and effectively disinfect your Stepscan system. The Anatomy of Your Stepscan System The Stepscan system is a medical grade measurement device that provides researchers…

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