Falling hurts no matter how old you are.
Falling for older Eugene folks can be much more damaging though. Broken hips, broken wrists, vertebral fractures may be end
results. Independence may be thwarted while healing.
Eugene fall prevention is so important, and
Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic encourages all Eugene
chiropractic patients and their families be aware of fall
prevention strategies in addition to an innovative
nutritional approach to preventing falls.
Fall Prevention Ideas
Classic fall prevention plans work
for most Eugene chiropractic family members. Cleaning up clutter, wearing shoes, getting rid of any
tripping hazards, securing rugs or getting rid of
them, mounting 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. 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, too. 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)
Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic can help assess health risks like these and others
to ensure our Eugene chiropractic patients stay
vertical! Physical activity and exercise are fundamental
to keep you strong. As our Eugene chiropractic
patients age, more gentle exercises are proposed
like walking, water classes, tai chi, yoga, and/or Pilates. Together,
Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic and our Eugene chiropractic care patients uncover
something that works!
Vitamin D PLUS Calcium
Like adding some nutrition: A new
fall prevention idea is to incorporate
calcium and vitamin D together daily.
A review of 26 articles encompassing over 16,500
patients found that combined vitamin D plus calcium
supplementation significantly reduces the fall risk. Vitamin D2
or D3 alone didn’t have such a result. It
is the combination that does it! (2) Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic finds
this to be very helpful when talking with our
Eugene patients about their nutrition, particularly
with those who tend to be at higher risk for falls.
Schedule your Eugene chiropractic appointment
with Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic now. Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic is here to check
your risk of falling and set up a fall
prevention strategy specifically for you. Plus, if you fall and hurt yourself, Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic offers the gentlest chiropractic care in the form of Cox Technic to help get you back to life!