Preventing Falls in Diabetics

by Emily Splichal |   Date Released : 03 May 2008
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Emily Splichal

About the author: Emily Splichal

Dr. Emily Splichal, Podiatrist and Human Movement Specialist, is the Founder of the Evidence Based Fitness Academy. With over 10 years in the fitness industry, Dr. Splichal has dedicated her medical career towards studying postural alignment and human movement as it relates to foot posture and foot strength. Dr Splichal is expert lecturer and TV personality with appearances on Oprah Winfrey, The Today Show & Good Day NY. Dr Splichal is sought after for her expertise in barefoot training, foot health and postural alignment.

Degrees/Certifications: Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (DPM), Master's in Public Health (Fall Reduction), M.S. Human Movement, NASM-CES, NSCA – CPT

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Bowden, Andrea | 11 Nov 2012, 03:58 AM

Thank you. I appreciate this information on balance training - even for non-diabetic clients. However, I feel like "in the real world" much of the training information in articles like this -- even for fall-prevention- doesn't apply. Many of my clients, ESPECALLY those who are in the category where it's important to train them to avoid falls, will NOT get on the ground because they are afraid they can't get up. I wonder if I'm not the only one who faces this dilemma. To include, in a fall prevention article, exercises like the plank and side plank almost seem silly to me (I don't mean to be disrespectful). I still appreciate what you offered!

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