Many people with mobility issues live independently and function quite well. Also many of us know people who might be at risk of falling. Watch this helpful YouTube video to see a variety of ways to safely get up from the floor after a fall. Be sure to watch to the very end to see how someone who is injured during a fall might respond.
Even if the liklihood is not great that YOU might fall, it is important for each of us to practice these techniques, so we can proactively teach others, or know how to help when needed. Click here to see the YouTube video: How to Get Up From the Floor (after a fall) — MacGyver Style!
NOTE: MacGyver, is the character in a former American TV series featuring a very resourceful hero/secret agent who prefers non-violent resolutions and prefers not to handle a gun. In each episode he solves complex problems everyday materials he finds at hand, along with his ever-present duct tape and Swiss Army knife.