Falling hurts no matter how old you are.
Falling for older Burlington and Hamilton folks can be much more damaging though. Broken hips, broken wrists, vertebral fractures may be end
results. Independence may be thwarted while healing.
Burlington and Hamilton fall prevention is so important, and
Spinal Care Clinic recommends that all Burlington and Hamilton
chiropractic patients and their families be attentive to fall
prevention strategies in addition to an innovative
nutritional approach to preventing falls.
Fall Prevention Ideas
Classic fall prevention plans function well
for most Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic families. Cleaning up clutter, wearing shoes, getting rid of any
tripping hazards, taping down rugs or getting rid of
them, installing 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. Taking care of any health issues like dizziness or joint pain or shortness of breath
or balance is crucial as those might also instigate
a fall, also. 52.6% of patients
with mild cognitive impairment and 51.4% Alzheimer’s disease patients tend to
fall. It is valuable for these
patients to carefully sit and not hurry. (1)
Spinal Care Clinic can help assess health risks like these and others
to ensure our Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic patients stay
vertical! Physical activity and exercise are fundamental
to maintain your strength. As our Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic
patients age, more gentle exercises are recommended
like walking, water classes, tai chi, yoga, and/or Pilates. Together,
Spinal Care Clinic and our Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic care patients discover
something that works!
Vitamin D PLUS Calcium
Like including some nutrition: A new
fall prevention notion is to include
calcium and vitamin D together daily.
A review of 26 articles comprising over 16,500
patients found that combined vitamin D plus calcium
supplementation significantly decreases the fall risk. Vitamin D2
or D3 alone didn’t have such an effect. It’s the combination that works! (2) Spinal Care Clinic sees
this to be very helpful when talking with our
Burlington and Hamilton patients about their nutrition, especially
with those who tend to be at higher risk for falls.
Schedule your Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic appointment
with Spinal Care Clinic today. Spinal Care Clinic is ready to check
your risk of falling and set up a fall
prevention strategy specifically for you. Plus, if you fall and hurt yourself, Spinal Care Clinic offers the gentlest chiropractic care in the form of Cox Technic to help get you back to life!