Falls can happen at any age. Falls can trigger
great harm or not much harm at all. Falling once certainly
can increase the level of fear of falling again. All
these bits of information point out
that falls are am issue, an issue that is age blind.
Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville always inquires our St. Francisville
chiropractic patients if they’ve fallen lately.
Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville is in favor of interventions like exercise
that may reduce the fear of falls, the impact of falls and the
incidence of falls. Plus, Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville is really good at
relieving St. Francisville back pain or neck pain that develops.
OLDER FOLKS AND FALLS
Older folks reside at home alone
and with others or in community-based housing. Each situation
has a risk of falling. Rugs, pets, misreading steps, or any
number of things can cause a fall. For these older folks, the fear of falling is common. Researchers have done research studies looking
at exercise interventions that reduce the fear of falling as
well as the risk of falling. Such trials with community-dwelling older persons
incorporated planned, structured, repetitive
physical activity oriented to enhancing
strength, gait, balance and mood in addition to decreasing falls. Some
interventions tried are three dimensional,for example Tai Chi, Yoga, resistance training, and balance work. One meta-analysis
of exercise trials detailed non-statistically
significant benefits but benefits nonetheless: an 11% drop
in people who fell, a 13% decrease in falls, a 19% drop
in injuries from falls. (1) Another study of people between 60 and 88 years
old that used a judo inspired
exercise program which taught them how to fall and how
to prevent falls revealed significant improvements in physical
performance, fall-related self-efficacy and fall methods. (2) They
discovered that such practices worked, particularly immediately following the intervention. (3) Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville would support our older
St. Francisville patients’ continued exercising to extend these
fall-prevention and fall-fear-reducing advantages!
YOUNGER FOLKS AND FALLS
Younger people can appreciate
St. Francisville fall prevention strategies as falls may be just
as detrimental to them. Falls and fall-related
injuries jeopardize people at all ages.
Falls at work and at home are a problem. A workplace trial of 10 weeks for working age adults with a judo-inspired exercise
program was designed to improve
physical function, activity, fall-related self-efficacy and safe-landing skills
for a fall. Participants got better physically and
psychologically. They practiced techniques in how
to fall safely as well as how to stop falls. (4) Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville
supports exercise for all St. Francisville chiropractic family members, young
and old, to keep strong and healthy in the face of challenges like falls. Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville
helps relieve fall-related back pain and neck pain, too.
CONTACT Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Lee Hazen on The Back
Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes helping a patient recover
from pain due to a fall implementing The Cox®
Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.
Schedule your St. Francisville chiropractic visit with
Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville to take the fear out of falling, the pain
out of a fall, and the chance of a fall and decrease it
with some advice on strengthening exercise as well as back pain-relieving chiropractic care.