Tell Seniors to Step Right Up . . .

April 2, 2005

To help elderly patients avoid stumblingand falling, advise them to“walk like a drum major” and lift theirknees high.

To help elderly patients avoid stumblingand falling, advise them to"walk like a drum major" and lift theirknees high. This practice eliminatesfoot-dragging and thus greatly reducesthe risk of tripping on a shoe,mat, or stone. It is also good exercisefor the anterior thigh muscles.

-Arthur F. Greenwald, MD
   Palm Springs, Calif