Falling hurts no matter how old you are.
Falling for older Carrolltown folks may
be much worse. Broken hips, broken wrists, vertebral fractures may be end
results. Independence may be thwarted while healing.
Carrolltown fall prevention is critical, and
Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation recommends that all Carrolltown
chiropractic patients and their families be aware of fall
prevention strategies in addition to an innovative
nutritional approach to fall prevention.
Fall Prevention Ideas
Classic fall prevention plans function well
for most Carrolltown chiropractic families. Cleaning up clutter, wearing shoes, getting rid of any
tripping hazards, taping down rugs or getting rid of
them, mounting 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. Dealing
with any health issues like dizziness or joint pain or shortness of breath
or balance is important as those may also instigate
a fall, too. 52.6% of patients
with mild cognitive impairment and 51.4% Alzheimer’s disease patients tend to
fall. It’s essential for these
patients to carefully sit and not hurry. (1)
Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation can help assess health risks like these and others
to ensure our Carrolltown chiropractic patients remain
vertical! Physical activity and exercise are fundamental
to keep you strong. As our Carrolltown chiropractic
patients age, more gentle exercises are proposed
like walking, water classes, tai chi, yoga, and/or Pilates. Together,
Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation and our Carrolltown chiropractic care patients uncover
something that works!
Vitamin D PLUS Calcium
Like including some nutrition: A current
fall prevention proposal is to incorporate
calcium and vitamin D together into the daily supplementation habit.
A review of 26 articles comprising over 16,500
patients found that combined vitamin D plus calcium
supplementation significantly reduces the fall risk. Vitamin D2
or D3 alone did not have such an effect. It’s the combination that works! (2) Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation finds
this to be very helpful when talking with our
Carrolltown patients about their nutrition, especially
with those who tend to be at higher risk for falls.
Schedule your Carrolltown chiropractic appointment
with Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation now. Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation is here to check
your fall risk and create a fall
prevention strategy specifically for you. Plus, if you fall and hurt yourself, Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation offers the gentlest chiropractic care in the form of Cox Technic to help get you back to life!