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 fall prevention.
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 into the daily supplementation routine.
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 helpful when talking with our
Brooks patients about their nutrition, 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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