Falls can occur at any age. Falls can trigger
much harm or not much harm at all. Falling once surely
can increase the intensity of fear of falling again. All
these bits of information point out
that falls are a concern, a concern that is age blind.
Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic always asks our Eugene
chiropractic patients if they have fallen recently.
Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic backs interventions like exercise
that may reduce the fear of falls, the impact of falls and the
incidence of falls. Plus, Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic is really good at
relieving Eugene back pain or neck pain that results.
OLDER FOLKS AND FALLS
Older folks reside at home by themselves
and with others or in community-based housing. Each scenario
carries a risk of falling. Rugs, pets, misreading steps, or any
number of things can result in a fall. For these older friends
and neighbors and relatives, the fear of falling is usual. Researchers have
put effort into research studies looking
at exercise interventions that decrease the fear of falling and the risk of falling. Such trials with community-dwelling older persons
incorporated planned, structured, repetitive
physical activity oriented to enhancing
strength, gait, balance and mood as well as decreasing falls. Some
interventions tried are three dimensional
like Tai Chi, Yoga, resistance training, and balance work. One meta-analysis
of exercise trials reported on non-statistically
significant benefits but benefits nonetheless: an 11% reduction
in people who fell, a 13% reduction in falls, a 19% decrease
in injuries from falls. (1) Another study of aged 60-88 year olds that implemented a judo inspired
exercise program which taught them how to fall and how
to prevent falls showed significant improvements in physical
performance, fall-related self-efficacy and fall methods. (2) They
discovered that such practices worked, particularly right
after the intervention. (3) Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic would encourage
our older Eugene patients to keep exercising to extend these
fall-prevention and fall-fear-reducing advantages!
YOUNGER FOLKS AND FALLS
Younger folks can appreciate
Eugene fall prevention strategies as falls can be just
as detrimental to them. Falls and fall-related
injuries threaten people at all ages.
Falls at work and at home are an issue. A workplace trial of 10 weeks for working age adults with a judo-inspired exercise
program was designed to improve
physical function, activity, fall-related self-efficacy and safe-landing skills
for a fall. Participants recovered physically and
psychologically. They gathered techniques in how
to fall safely and how to stop falls. (4) Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic
supports exercise for all Eugene chiropractic family members, young
and old, to keep strong and healthy in the face of challenges like falls. Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic
helps alleviate fall-related back pain and neck pain, too.
CONTACT Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Lee Hazen on The Back
Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes helping a patient recover
from pain due to a fall implementing The Cox®
Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.
Schedule your Eugene chiropractic visit with
Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic to remove the fear of falling, the pain
out of a fall, and the chance of a fall and reduce it
with some advice on strengthening exercise in
addition to back pain-relieving chiropractic care.