Falling hurts no matter how old you are.
Falling for older Richmond folks may
be much worse. Broken hips, broken wrists, vertebral fractures may be end
results. Independence may slip away while healing.
Richmond fall prevention is so important, and
Johnson Chiropractic recommends that all Richmond
chiropractic patients and their families be attentive to fall
prevention strategies as well as an innovative
nutritional approach to fall prevention.
Fall Prevention Ideas
Classic fall prevention plans function well
for most Richmond chiropractic families. Clearing
the clutter, wearing shoes, repairing
tripping hazards, securing rugs or removing
them, installing grab bars in the bathroom, and even living in a
home that is all on one level with no steps are all ways
to reduce fall risk. 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, also. 52.6% of patients
with mild cognitive impairment and 51.4% Alzheimer’s disease patients tend to
fall. It is key for these
patients to carefully sit and not hurry. (1)
Johnson Chiropractic can help assess health risks like these and others
to ensure our Richmond chiropractic patients stay
on their feet! Physical activity and exercise are basic
to keep you strong. As our Richmond chiropractic
patients age, more gentle exercises are suggested
like walking, water classes, tai chi, yoga, and/or Pilates. Together,
Johnson Chiropractic and our Richmond chiropractic care patients discover
something that works!
Vitamin D PLUS Calcium
Like adding some nutrition: A fresh
fall prevention proposal is to include
calcium and vitamin D together into the daily supplementation habit.
A review of 26 articles comprising over 16,500
patients found that combined vitamin D plus calcium
supplementation significantly reduces the fall risk. Vitamin D2
or D3 alone did not have such an effect. It
is the combination that works! (2) Johnson Chiropractic sees
this to be very useful when discussing nutrition
with our Richmond chiropractic patients, particularly
with those who are more likely to be at higher risk for falls.
Schedule your Richmond chiropractic appointment
with Johnson Chiropractic now. Johnson Chiropractic is ready to evaluate
your fall risk and establish a fall
prevention strategy just for you. Plus, if you fall and hurt yourself, Johnson Chiropractic offers the gentlest chiropractic care in the form of Cox Technic to help get you back to life!