Falling hurts at any age.
Falling for older Sitka folks may
be much worse. Broken hips, broken wrists, vertebral fractures may be end
results. Independence may slip away while healing.
Sitka fall prevention is vital, and
Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka encourages all Sitka
chiropractic patients and their families be attentive to fall
prevention strategies in addition to an innovative
nutritional approach to fall prevention.
Fall Prevention Ideas
Classic fall prevention plans work
for most Sitka 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 fall preventative ways to keep safe. Dealing
with any health issues like dizziness or joint pain or shortness of breath
or balance is important as those might 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 valuable for these
patients to carefully sit and not hurry. (1)
Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka can help evaluate health risks like these and others
to help our Sitka chiropractic patients remain
vertical! Physical activity and exercise are essential
to maintain your strength. As our Sitka chiropractic
patients age, more gentle exercises are suggested
like walking, water classes, tai chi, yoga, and/or Pilates. Together,
Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka and our Sitka chiropractic care patients find
something that works!
Vitamin D PLUS Calcium
Like including some nutrition: A current
fall prevention proposal is to include
calcium and vitamin D together daily.
A review of 26 articles involving over 16,500
patients revealed that combined vitamin D plus calcium
supplementation significantly reduces the fall risk. Vitamin D2
or D3 alone didn’t have such an effect. It
is the combination that does it! (2) Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka sees
this to be quite useful when talking with our
Sitka patients about their nutrition, especially
with those who tend to be at higher risk for falls.
Schedule your Sitka chiropractic appointment
with Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka now. Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka is ready to evaluate
your risk of falling and set up a fall
prevention strategy specifically for you. Plus, if you fall and hurt yourself, Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka offers the gentlest chiropractic care in the form of Cox Technic to help get you back to life!