Falls can occur at any age. Falls can cause
much harm or not much harm at all. Falling once certainly
can increase the level of fear of falling again. All
these bits of information indicate
that falls are a concern, a concern that is age blind.
Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation always asks our Carrolltown
chiropractic patients if they’ve fallen recently.
Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation supports interventions like exercise
that may reduce the fear of falls, the impact of falls and the
incidence of falls. Plus, Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation is really good at
relieving Carrolltown back pain or neck pain that results.
OLDER FOLKS AND FALLS
Older folks reside at home by themselves
and with others or in community-based housing. Each scenario
carries a risk of falling. Rugs, pets, misreading steps, or any
number of things can result in a fall. For these older folks, the fear of falling is common. Researchers have done research studies looking
at exercise interventions that reduce the fear of falling and the risk of falling. Such trials with community-dwelling older folks
involved planned, structured, repetitive
physical activity geared toward improving
strength, gait, balance and mood as well as decreasing falls. Some
interventions tried are three dimensional,for example Tai Chi, Yoga, resistance training, and balance work. A meta-analysis
of exercise trials detailed non-statistically
significant benefits but benefits nonetheless: an 11% decrease
in people who fell, a 13% drop in falls, a 19% reduction
in injuries from falls. (1) Another study of aged 60-88 year olds that used a judo inspired
exercise program which taught the participants how to fall and how
to prevent falls revealed significant improvements in physical
performance, fall-related self-efficacy and fall methods. (2) They
reported that such practices worked, particularly right
after the intervention. (3) Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation would encourage
our older Carrolltown patients to keep exercising to prolong these
fall-prevention and fall-fear-reducing benefits!
YOUNGER FOLKS AND FALLS
Younger people can appreciate
Carrolltown fall prevention strategies as falls can be just
as detrimental to them. Falls and fall-related
injuries threaten people at all ages.
Falls at work and at home are a problem. A workplace trial of 10 weeks for working age adults with a judo-inspired exercise
program worked on improving
physical function, activity, fall-related self-efficacy and safe-landing techniques
for a fall. Participants got better physically and
psychologically. They gained techniques in how
to fall safely as well as how to stop falls. (4) Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation
supports exercise for all Carrolltown chiropractic family members, young
and old, to keep strong and healthy in the face of challenges like falls. Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation
helps alleviate fall-related back pain and neck pain, too.
CONTACT Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Lee Hazen on The Back
Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes helping a patient recover
from pain after a fall following The Cox®
Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.
Schedule your Carrolltown chiropractic visit with
Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation to remove the fear of falling, the pain
out of a fall, and the risk of a fall and decrease it
with some guidance on strengthening exercise as well as back pain-relieving chiropractic care.