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Try the stork challenge

BMJ 2008; 336 doi: (Published 14 February 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;336:343
  1. Lyn Williamson, consultant rheumatologist
  1. 1Rheumatology Department, Great Western Hospital, Swindon SN6 3BB
  1. lyn.williamson{at}

    Järvinen et al say that the risk of falls remains largely overlooked in clinical practice because it is difficult to assess.1 We developed an exercise walkway for patients to use during outpatient visits. This consists of a series of 10 balance, breathing, and stretching exercises. The walkway starts and finishes with the …

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