Health officials say more than 47,000 elderly Americans end up in emergency rooms each year from falls involving walkers and canes.

Those falls are equivalent to nearly 3% of falls in the 65 and over category, based on research from looking at 6 years of ER medical records. Nearly 9 out of 10 of the injuries involved walkers, rather than canes. 

IF YOU HAVE A QUESTION ABOUT CANE and/or WALKER FIT AND SAFETY, CALL ANY OF THE ECRC PHYSICAL THERAPY OFFICES FOR AN APPOINTMENT. OR ASK YOUR DOCTOR FOR A REFERRAL.

REMEMBER, SAFETY FIRST!