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At Risk of Falling? Soft Health and Healing Clinic Suggests Calcium plus Vitamin D

Falling hurts at any age. Falling for older Brooks folks may be much worse. Broken hips, broken wrists, vertebral fractures may result. Independence may be thwarted while healing. Brooks fall prevention is vital, and Soft Health and Healing Clinic encourages all Brooks chiropractic patients and their families be attentive to fall prevention strategies as well as a new nutritional approach to preventing falls.

Fall Prevention Ideas 

Classic fall prevention plans succeed for most Brooks chiropractic families. Cleaning up clutter, wearing shoes, getting rid of any tripping hazards, taping down rugs or removing them, installing grab bars in the bathroom, and even living in a one level home are all ways to reduce fall risk. Dealing with any health issues like dizziness or joint pain or shortness of breath or balance is important as those may also instigate a fall, also.  52.6% of patients with mild cognitive impairment and 51.4% Alzheimer’s disease patients tend to fall. It is essential for these patients to carefully sit and not hurry. (1) Soft Health and Healing Clinic can help evaluate health risks like these and others to ensure our Brooks chiropractic patients remain on their feet! Physical activity and exercise are fundamental to maintain your strength. As our Brooks chiropractic patients age, more gentle exercises are suggested like walking, water classes, tai chi, yoga, and/or Pilates. Together, Soft Health and Healing Clinic and our Brooks chiropractic care patients discover something that works!

Vitamin D PLUS Calcium 

Like including some nutrition: A new fall prevention proposal is to incorporate calcium and vitamin D together daily. A review of 26 articles comprising 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 a result. It is the combination that does it! (2) Soft Health and Healing Clinic finds this to be very useful when discussing nutrition with our Brooks chiropractic patients, particularly with those who tend to be at higher risk for falls.

Schedule your Brooks chiropractic appointment with Soft Health and Healing Clinic now. Soft Health and Healing Clinic is ready to evaluate your risk of falling and establish a fall prevention strategy just for you. Plus, if you fall and hurt yourself, Soft Health and Healing Clinic offers the gentlest chiropractic care in the form of Cox Technic to help get you back to life!

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