Falling hurts no matter how old you are.
Falling for older Fort Wayne folks can be much more damaging though. Broken hips, broken wrists, vertebral fractures may result. Independence may slip away while healing.
Fort Wayne fall prevention is critical, and
Aaron Chiropractic Clinic encourages all Fort Wayne
chiropractic patients and their families be attentive to fall
prevention strategies in addition to a new
nutritional approach to preventing falls.
Fall Prevention Ideas
Classic fall prevention plans work
for most Fort Wayne chiropractic families. Cleaning up clutter, wearing shoes, repairing
tripping hazards, taping down rugs or getting rid of
them, mounting grab bars in the bathroom, and even living in a
one level home 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 important as those might also trigger
a fall, too. 52.6% of patients
with mild cognitive impairment and 51.4% Alzheimer’s disease patients tend to
fall. It’s valuable for these
patients to take more time to sit and not hurry. (1)
Aaron Chiropractic Clinic can help assess health risks like these and others
to help our Fort Wayne chiropractic patients stay
vertical! Physical activity and exercise are essential
to maintain your strength. As our Fort Wayne chiropractic
patients age, more gentle exercises are proposed
like walking, water classes, tai chi, yoga, and/or Pilates. Together,
Aaron Chiropractic Clinic and our Fort Wayne chiropractic care patients find
something that works!
Vitamin D PLUS Calcium
Like adding some nutrition: A current
fall prevention proposal is to incorporate
calcium and vitamin D together daily.
A review of 26 articles encompassing over 16,500
patients found that combined vitamin D plus calcium
supplementation significantly reduces the fall risk. Vitamin D2
or D3 alone didn’t have such a result. It
is the combination that works! (2) Aaron Chiropractic Clinic finds
this to be quite helpful when talking with our
Fort Wayne patients about their nutrition, especially
with those who tend to be at higher risk for falls.
Schedule your Fort Wayne chiropractic appointment
with Aaron Chiropractic Clinic now. Aaron Chiropractic Clinic is ready to check
your fall risk and set up a fall
prevention strategy specifically for you. Plus, if you fall and hurt yourself, Aaron Chiropractic Clinic offers the gentlest chiropractic care in the form of Cox Technic to help get you back to life!