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Brooks Chiropractic Care Includes Fall Risk Assessment due to Malnutrition

Nutrition and fall risk. What’s the connection? It’s pretty simple when you think about it. Poor nutrition sparks muscle and weight loss. Soft Health and Healing Clinic thoroughly checks our older Brooks chiropractic patients at risk for falls, especially their nutritional status. Soft Health and Healing Clinic is concerned about fall prevention!

NUTRITIONAL STATUS BEFORE FALLS

Researchers attempted 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 discovered that malnourished patients and those at risk for malnourishment maintained a 45% higher risk of having at least 1 fall. (1) Confirming BMI and nutritional status is pretty easy to do. Soft Health and Healing Clinic does it to protect our Brooks chiropractic patients!

Brooks FALL RISK AND MALNUTRITION

Fall risk assessments have often ignored nutritional status instead concentrating on issues like balance and fall risk-increasing drugs. Nutritional status is influential, too. Malnutrition leads to weight loss which leads to muscle weakness which leads to an increase in fall risk. It’s truly a ripple effect! A new study revealed 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

Low nutritional status in older adults especially those with a history of falling sets them up for higher risk of poorer recovery from a fall. Almost a third of community-dwelling adults with a history of falling were either already malnourished or at risk of malnourishment. Enhancing the nutritional status of those who experienced a fall increased their physical performance. (3) Soft Health and Healing Clinic knows nutrition and is prepared to help our at-risk patients improve theirs!

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Schedule a Brooks chiropractic visit for you and/or your loved who is at risk for falls and/or malnutrition. Soft Health and Healing Clinic intends to keep our Brooks chiropractic patients protected from falls and malnutrition with solid chiropractic care!

 
Soft Health and Healing Clinic assesses patients for fall risks which include nutritional status and malnutrition indicators. 
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