Falls can happen at any age. Falls can cause
much harm or not much harm at all. Falling once surely
can increase the level of fear of falling again. All
these bits of information highlight the fact
that falls are a concern, a concern that is age blind.
Pflugerville Wellness Center always questions our Pflugerville
chiropractic patients if they have fallen recently.
Pflugerville Wellness Center is in favor of interventions like exercise
that may decrease the fear of falls, the impact of falls and the
incidence of falls. Plus, Pflugerville Wellness Center is really good at
relieving Pflugerville back pain or neck pain that ensues.
OLDER FOLKS AND FALLS
Older folks reside at home alone
and with others or in community-based accommodations. Each scenario
carries a risk of falling. Rugs, pets, misreading steps, or any
number of things can end in a fall. For these older folks, the fear of falling is not
unusual. Researchers have done research studies looking
at exercise interventions that decrease the fear of falling and the risk of falling. Such trials with community-dwelling older folks
involved planned, structured, repetitive
physical activity geared toward improving
strength, gait, balance and mood as well as decreasing falls. Some
interventions tested are 3D,for example Tai Chi, Yoga, resistance training, and balance work. A meta-analysis
of exercise trials described non-statistically
significant benefits but benefits even so: an 11% decrease
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 used a judo inspired
exercise program which taught the participants how to fall and how
to prevent falls showed significant improvements in physical
performance, fall-related self-efficacy and fall methods. (2) They
found that such practices worked, particularly immediately following the intervention. (3) Pflugerville Wellness Center would support our older
Pflugerville patients’ continued exercising to prolong these
fall-prevention and fall-fear-reducing benefits!
YOUNGER FOLKS AND FALLS
Younger folks can appreciate
Pflugerville fall prevention strategies as falls may be just
as detrimental to them. Falls and fall-related
injuries put at risk people at all ages.
Falls at work and at home are a problem. 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 techniques
for a fall. Participants improved physically and
psychologically. They practiced techniques in how
to fall safely as well as how to avert falls. (4) Pflugerville Wellness Center
supports exercise for all Pflugerville chiropractic family members, young
and old, to keep strong and healthy in the face of challenges like falls. Pflugerville Wellness Center
helps alleviate fall-related back pain and neck pain, too.
CONTACT Pflugerville Wellness Center
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 after a fall using The Cox®
Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.
Schedule your Pflugerville chiropractic visit with
Pflugerville Wellness Center 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 along with back pain-relieving chiropractic care.