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Carrolltown Chiropractic Care Includes Fall Risk Assessment due to Malnutrition

Fall risk and nutrional status. What is the link? It makes sense when you think about it. Poor nutrition leads to muscle and weight loss. Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation carefully assesses our older Carrolltown chiropractic patients at risk for falls, paying special attention to their nutritional status. Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation cares about fall prevention!

NUTRITIONAL STATUS BEFORE FALLS

Researchers tried to describe the relationship between nutritional status and body mass index (BMI) and fall risk and recurrent fall risk in older adults who live in community settings. They found that malnourished patients and those at risk for malnourishment maintained a 45% higher risk of having at least one fall. (1) Verifying BMI and nutritional status is pretty easy to do. Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation does it to protect our Carrolltown chiropractic patients!

Carrolltown FALL RISK AND MALNUTRITION

Fall risk assessments have often disregarded nutritional status instead focusing on issues like balance and fall risk-increasing drugs. Nutritional status is influential, too. Malnutrition leads to weight loss which prompts muscle weakness which leads to an increase in fall risk. It’s truly a domino effect! A recent study reported that malnutrition was significantly associated with high fall risk according to a few prominent 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 especially those who have a history of falling puts them at risk of inferior recovery from a fall. Nearly a third of community-dwelling adults with a history of falling were either currently malnourished or at risk of malnourishment. Improving the nutritional status of those who have fallen enhanced their physical performance. (3) Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation knows nutrition and is ready to help our at-risk patients enrich theirs!

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Schedule a Carrolltown chiropractic visit for you and/or your loved who is at risk for falls and/or malnutrition. Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation intends to keep our Carrolltown chiropractic patients protected from falls and malnutrition with sounds chiropractic care!

 
Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation assesses patients for fall risks which include nutritional status and malnutrition indicators. 
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