Dr. Mary Fischer is a Physical Therapy Clinical SpecialistinAcute Care at NYU Langone Medical Center and aboard-certifiedGeriatric Clinical Specialist. Her Masters degree inPhysicalTherapy is from Columbia University and she has a DoctorateinPhysical Therapy from Stony Brook University.
Dr. Kristine Josef is a Physical Therapy Clinical Specialist intheMedically Complex and Cardiac Adult Inpatient Rehabilitationunitat Rusk Rehabilitation and a board-certified NeurologicClinicalSpecialist. Her doctorate in Physical Therapy is fromRutgersUniversity.
In this special edition two-person interview, Dr. Fischer andDr.Josef discuss over two parts the factors contributing to therisk of falling by patients recently discharged from the hospitalandthe role that gait speed plays in falls.