Falling hurts at any age.
Falling for older St. Francisville folks can be much more damaging though. Broken hips, broken wrists, vertebral fractures may result. Independence may be thwarted while healing.
St. Francisville fall prevention is vital, and
Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville recommends that all St. Francisville
chiropractic patients and their families be aware of fall
prevention strategies in addition to a new
nutritional approach to preventing falls.
Fall Prevention Ideas
Classic fall prevention plans function well
for most St. Francisville chiropractic families. Clearing
the clutter, wearing shoes, repairing
tripping hazards, taping down rugs or getting rid of
them, mounting grab bars in the bathroom, and even living in a
home that is all on one level with no steps are all fall preventative ways to keep safe. Dealing
with any health issues like dizziness or joint pain or shortness of breath
or balance is important as those might also trigger
a fall, too. 52.6% of patients
with mild cognitive impairment and 51.4% Alzheimer’s disease patients tend to
fall. It’s key for these
patients to take more time to sit and not hurry. (1)
Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville can help evaluate health risks like these and others
to ensure our St. Francisville chiropractic patients remain
upright! Physical activity and exercise are basic
to maintain your strength. As our St. Francisville chiropractic
patients age, more gentle exercises are recommended
like walking, water classes, tai chi, yoga, and/or Pilates. Together,
Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville and our St. Francisville chiropractic care patients uncover
something that works!
Vitamin D PLUS Calcium
Like including some nutrition: A fresh
fall prevention proposal is to include
calcium and vitamin D together into the daily supplementation habit.
A review of 26 articles encompassing over 16,500
patients revealed that combined vitamin D plus calcium
supplementation significantly reduces the fall risk. Vitamin D2
or D3 alone didn’t have such a result. It’s the combination that works! (2) Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville finds
this to be very useful when discussing nutrition
with our St. Francisville chiropractic patients, especially
with those who are more likely to be at higher risk for falls.
Schedule your St. Francisville chiropractic appointment
with Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville now. Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville is here to evaluate
your fall risk and set up a fall
prevention strategy just for you. Plus, if you fall and hurt yourself, Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville offers the gentlest chiropractic care in the form of Cox Technic to help get you back to life!