In my last blog post I highlighted some of the lovely benefits of chiropractic for seniors.

Building on that theme, I’d like to send a big shout out to my patient Sonya who shared with me a resource I didn’t previously know about.  It’s a website that’s crucial for seniors but relevant to everyone, as slips and falls can happen at any age.

The website is called Rate My Treads.

Check it out here:

Its stated goal is to help you “test” your winter footwear.

(And prevent slips so you stay safe on the streets.)

From the website:


“Slips happen in a second but consequences can last a lifetime.  Wearing the proper footwear can reduce your risk of slipping and falling on ice in harsh winter conditions. Falls hurt and often lead to long-term disability that changes the whole course of your life.  The researchers at iDAPT had a vision and a belief: we believe that choosing the right footwear can reduce and prevent unintentional slips and falls. And like all great scientists, we researched to understand more about the problem and tackled it to find a solution. The outcome? The world’s only human oriented slip resistant testing method done in a real winter environment – our Maximum Achievable Angle (MAA) Test.”


iDAPT is apparently the research arm of the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute at UHN.

They work with researchers, clinicians, engineers, and scientists to find solutions to common problems.  Cool stuff.  Be sure to test it out.

Well, there you have it.

Potentially injury-saving information.  :-)

Thanks again Sonya for the awesome share.

Sincerely In Health,

Dr. Josh