Eugene Chiropractic Care Includes Fall Risk Assessment due to Malnutrition

Fall risk and nutrional status. What is the link? It makes sense when you think about it. Poor nutrition sparks muscle and weight loss. Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic carefully assesses our older Eugene chiropractic patients at risk for falls, paying special attention to their nutritional status. Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic cares about fall prevention!


Researchers attempted to describe the association between nutritional status and body mass index (BMI) and fall risk and recurrent fall risk in older adults who live in community settings. They discovered that malnourished patients and those at risk for malnourishment maintained a 45% higher risk of experiencing at least one fall. (1) Confirming BMI and nutritional status is relatively simple to do. Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic does it to protect our Eugene chiropractic patients!


Fall risk assessments have often disregarded nutritional status instead concentrating on issues like balance and fall risk-increasing drugs. Nutritional status is influential, too. Malnutrition prompts weight loss which leads to muscle weakness which leads to an increase in fall risk. It is truly a domino effect! A new study reported that malnutrition was significantly linked with high fall risk according to several prominent fall risk assessment tools (particularly the Johns Hopkins fall risk assessment tool). (2) Preventing falls is optimal. Recovering from falls is important.


Poor nutritional status in older adults especially those who have a history of falling puts them at risk of inferior recovery from a fall. Almost a third of community-dwelling adults with a fall history were either currently malnourished or at risk of malnourishment. Enhancing the nutritional status of those who have fallen increased their physical performance. (3) Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic understands nutrition and is prepared to help our at-risk patients correct theirs!

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Schedule a Eugene chiropractic visit for you and/or your loved who is at risk for falls and/or malnutrition. Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic intends to keep our Eugene chiropractic patients safe from falls and malnutrition with solid chiropractic care!

Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic assesses patients for fall risks which include nutritional status and malnutrition indicators. 
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