Falling hurts at any age.
Falling for older Manchester folks can be much more damaging though. Broken hips, broken wrists, vertebral fractures may result. Independence may slip away while healing.
Manchester fall prevention is so important, and
Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries encourages all Manchester
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 succeed
for most Manchester chiropractic family members. Clearing
the clutter, wearing shoes, repairing
tripping hazards, taping down rugs or removing
them, installing grab bars in the bathroom, and even living in a
home that is all on one level with no steps are all ways
to reduce fall risk. Taking care of any health issues like dizziness or joint pain or shortness of breath
or balance is important as those might also trigger
a fall, also. 52.6% of patients
with mild cognitive impairment and 51.4% Alzheimer’s disease patients tend to
fall. It is important for these
patients to take more time to sit and not hurry. (1)
Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries can help evaluate health risks like these and others
to help our Manchester chiropractic patients stay
on their feet! Physical activity and exercise are essential
to keep you strong. As our Manchester chiropractic
patients age, more gentle exercises are recommended
like walking, water classes, tai chi, yoga, and/or Pilates. Together,
Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries and our Manchester chiropractic care patients uncover
something that works!
Vitamin D PLUS Calcium
Like adding some nutrition: A new
fall prevention notion is to include
calcium and vitamin D together daily.
A review of 26 articles encompassing over 16,500
patients revealed that combined vitamin D plus calcium
supplementation significantly decreases the fall risk. Vitamin D2
or D3 alone did not have such a result. It
is the combination that does it! (2) Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries sees
this to be very helpful when talking with our
Manchester patients about their nutrition, particularly
with those who are more likely to be at higher risk for falls.
Schedule your Manchester chiropractic appointment
with Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries now. Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries is ready to check
your risk of falling and establish a fall
prevention strategy specifically for you. Plus, if you fall and hurt yourself, Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries offers the gentlest chiropractic care in the form of Cox Technic to help get you back to life!