“Have you fallen in the last year?”
That’s the most suitable opening question a healthcare person can post
to a patient to determine fall risk. (1) From that
answer, fall risk issues can be discussed and prevention hints
can be communicated. Both physical issues of falls as well as
nutritional issues play a role. Your Brooks
chiropractor is responsive to fall risk in our
Brooks chiropractic patient group. Soft Health and Healing Clinic
looks at the influential physical and
nutritional aspects of falls to help our Brooks
THE FALL RISK ISSUE
Not a surprise to you or Soft Health and Healing Clinic,
but the aging population is rising. By 2029, folks older than
65 will make up 20% of the population, and they will outnumber folks younger than 18! Those stats
alone are amazing. But what about some of the issues
that will come with an aging population.
One is fall risk. What adds to the risk of falls? Nutritional
status is as it impacts frailty and
sarcopenia (muscle weakness). One way to reducing
the fall risk is to address
malnutrition. (2) Soft Health and Healing Clinic knows nutrition and understands Brooks fall risk.
WHO CAN DETERMINE FALL RISK?
In 2015, 31% of all U.S. family physician visits
were for people over 65 years of
age. By 2030, there will be 72 million over-65-year-olds. These adults
are living longer and having all sorts
of chronic issues and worrying about how to handle them in the
healthcare system and how to pay for the healthcare they require.
Sound familiar? Of course, Soft Health and Healing Clinic and you all know someone in this situation today. It’s up to the
doctors who see these patients to assist them in managing their healthcare issues. These doctors must be educated
to figure out what issues these patients are at risk of
experiencing. Falls are one of the big issues facing older
adults. (1) Nutritional status must be tackled in order to
prevent falls, but how can a doctor distinguish
who needs their nutritional status tested to prevent falls?
Family physicians are often first line doctors for this job
as they see so many patients. Your Brooks chiropractor is also
great at this!
WHAT KIND OF NUTRITION HELPS?
A review of published research studies about
16,540 elderly people compared to 16,146 people in control groups revealed
that supplementing with calcium plus vitamin D significantly dropped
the risk of falls. (3) Bone health is so important! Soft Health and Healing Clinic is well experienced
in nutrition and prepared to assist our
Brooks chiropractic patients at risk of falling and/or who find themselves in a state of malnutrition that places
them at risk of falling. Plus, Soft Health and Healing Clinic offers the gentlest of chiropractic manipulation care to keep a spine mobile and healthy as possible with Cox Technic!
CONTACT Soft Health and Healing Clinic
Schedule a Brooks chiropractic visit today.
An assessment of your risk of fall can be done as necessary.
An individualized nutritional plan can be made
to enhance health and reduce the risk of falling. The
discussion between your Brooks chiropractor and you at
Soft Health and Healing Clinic will begin with the easiest question: “Have you
fallen in the past year?” and build from there.