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St. Francisville Chiropractic Care Includes Fall Risk Assessment due to Malnutrition

Nutrition and fall risk. What’s the connection? It makes sense when you think about it. Poor nutrition leads to muscle and weight loss. Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville thoroughly assesses our older St. Francisville chiropractic patients at risk for falls, paying special attention to their nutritional status. Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville is concerned about fall prevention!


Researchers attempted to define the relationship between nutritional status and body mass index (BMI) and fall risk and recurrent fall risk in older adults who live in community settings. They found that malnourished patients and those at risk for malnourishment had a 45% higher risk of having at least one fall. (1) Confirming BMI and nutritional status is relatively easy to perform. Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville does it to protect our St. Francisville chiropractic patients!


Fall risk assessments have often disregarded nutritional status instead concentrating on issues like balance and fall risk-increasing drugs. Nutritional status has a role, too. Malnutrition leads to weight loss which leads to muscle weakness which leads to an increase in fall risk. It’s truly a domino effect! A new study documented that malnutrition was significantly linked with high fall risk according to a few prominent fall risk assessment tools (particularly the Johns Hopkins fall risk assessment tool). (2) Preventing falls is optimal. Recovering from falls is important.


Low nutritional status in older adults notably in those who have a history of falling sets them up for higher risk of inferior recovery from a fall. Nearly a third of community-dwelling adults with a history of falling were either currently malnourished or at risk of malnourishment. Enhancing the nutritional status of those who have fallen improved their physical performance. (3) Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville understands nutrition and is ready to assist our at-risk patients enrich theirs!

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Schedule a St. Francisville chiropractic visit for you and/or your loved who is at risk for falls and/or malnutrition. Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville strives to keep our St. Francisville chiropractic patients protected from falls and malnutrition with solid chiropractic care!

Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville assesses patients for fall risks which include nutritional status and malnutrition indicators. 
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