Falling hurts at any age.
Falling for older Williamson folks may
be much worse. Broken hips, broken wrists, vertebral fractures may result. Independence may slip away while healing.
Williamson fall prevention is so important, and
Apple Country Chiropractic recommends that all Williamson
chiropractic patients and their families be aware of fall
prevention strategies in addition to a new
nutritional approach to fall prevention.
Fall Prevention Ideas
Classic fall prevention plans function well
for most Williamson chiropractic families. Clearing
the clutter, wearing shoes, repairing
tripping hazards, securing rugs or removing
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. Dealing
with any health issues like dizziness or joint pain or shortness of breath
or balance is important as those might also trigger
a fall, also. 52.6% of patients
with mild cognitive impairment and 51.4% Alzheimer’s disease patients tend to
fall. It’s important for these
patients to carefully sit and not hurry. (1)
Apple Country Chiropractic can help evaluate health risks like these and others
to help our Williamson chiropractic patients stay
vertical! Physical activity and exercise are essential
to keep you strong. As our Williamson chiropractic
patients age, more gentle exercises are proposed
like walking, water classes, tai chi, yoga, and/or Pilates. Together,
Apple Country Chiropractic and our Williamson chiropractic care patients find
something that works!
Vitamin D PLUS Calcium
Like including some nutrition: A fresh
fall prevention idea is to include
calcium and vitamin D together daily.
A review of 26 articles encompassing over 16,500
patients revealed 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) Apple Country Chiropractic sees
this to be very helpful when talking with our
Williamson patients about their nutrition, particularly
with those who tend to be at higher risk for falls.
Schedule your Williamson chiropractic appointment
with Apple Country Chiropractic today. Apple Country Chiropractic is here to check
your risk of falling and create a fall
prevention strategy specifically for you. Plus, if you fall and hurt yourself, Apple Country Chiropractic offers the gentlest chiropractic care in the form of Cox Technic to help get you back to life!
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