Manchester Chiropractic Care Includes Fall Risk Assessment due to Malnutrition

Nutrition and fall risk. What’s the connection? It is pretty simple when you think about it. Poor nutrition sparks muscle and weight loss. Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries thoroughly assesses our older Manchester chiropractic patients at risk for falls, paying special attention to their nutritional status. Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries is concerned about fall prevention!

NUTRITIONAL STATUS BEFORE FALLS

Researchers tried to describe the association between nutritional status and body mass index (BMI) and fall risk and recurrent fall risk in older adults who reside in community settings. They found that malnourished patients and those at risk for malnourishment maintained a 45% higher risk of experiencing at least 1 fall. (1) Confirming BMI and nutritional status is pretty simple to perform. Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries does it to safeguard our Manchester chiropractic patients!

Manchester FALL RISK AND MALNUTRITION

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 prompts muscle weakness which leads to an increase in fall risk. It is truly a ripple effect! A new study reported that malnutrition was significantly associated with high fall risk according to several leading fall risk assessment tools (particularly the Johns Hopkins fall risk assessment tool). (2) Preventing falls is optimal. Recovering from falls is important.

NUTRITIONAL STATUS AND RECOVERY AFTER FALLS

Poor nutritional status in older adults notably in those with a history of falling puts them at risk of poorer recovery from a fall. Almost a third of community-dwelling adults with a fall history were either already malnourished or at risk of malnourishment. Improving the nutritional status of those who have fallen increased their physical performance. (3) Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries understands nutrition and is prepared to assist our at-risk patients improve theirs!

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

 
Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries assesses patients for fall risks which include nutritional status and malnutrition indicators. 
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