Dr. Mary Fischer is a Physical Therapy Clinical Specialist inAcute Care at NYU Langone Medical Center and a board-certifiedGeriatric Clinical Specialist. Her Masters degree in PhysicalTherapy is from Columbia University and she has a Doctorate inPhysical Therapy from Stony Brook University.
Dr. Kristine Josef is a Physical Therapy Clinical Specialist in theMedically Complex and Cardiac Adult Inpatient Rehabilitation unitat Rusk Rehabilitation and a board-certified Neurologic ClinicalSpecialist. Her doctorate in Physical Therapy is from RutgersUniversity.
In this special edition two-person interview, Dr. Fischer and Dr.Josef discuss over two parts the factors contributing to the riskof falling by patients recently discharged from the hospital andthe role that gait speed plays in falls.