Winters in Michigan can be long, beautiful at times, cold, and sometimes very snowy and icy!
Every year around 1 million Americans are injured from a fall due to slipping on ice or snow. There is potential for this type of incident during the winter whether you’re healthy or already injured or frail. We see lots of people during the winter months from falls in driveways, sidewalks, or parking lots. These types of falls can cause a range of injuries, like muscle sprains, wrist, hip, and shin fractures, back and knee injuries, and more. We want to give you a few tips for when you do have to go out in poor conditions, to prevent falls:
We hope these tips help you! Remember, if conditions are poor and you do not feel comfortable going on in the snow and ice, put your safety first and stay in or ask a friend to help you safely get where you need to be.
Steve Bartz, PT