Falling hurts at any age.
Falling for older Pflugerville folks may
be much worse. Broken hips, broken wrists, vertebral fractures may be end
results. Independence may be thwarted while healing.
Pflugerville fall prevention is critical, and
Pflugerville Wellness Center encourages all Pflugerville
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 function well
for most Pflugerville chiropractic families. Cleaning up clutter, wearing shoes, repairing
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. Taking care of any health issues like dizziness or joint pain or shortness of breath
or balance is important as those might also cause
a fall, too. 52.6% of patients
with mild cognitive impairment and 51.4% Alzheimer’s disease patients tend to
fall. It’s essential for these
patients to carefully sit and not hurry. (1)
Pflugerville Wellness Center can help evaluate health risks like these and others
to help our Pflugerville chiropractic patients remain
upright! Physical activity and exercise are essential
to maintain your strength. As our Pflugerville chiropractic
patients age, more gentle exercises are proposed
like walking, water classes, tai chi, yoga, and/or Pilates. Together,
Pflugerville Wellness Center and our Pflugerville chiropractic care patients uncover
something that works!
Vitamin D PLUS Calcium
Like adding some nutrition: A fresh
fall prevention proposal is to incorporate
calcium and vitamin D together into the daily supplementation practice.
A review of 26 articles encompassing over 16,500
patients revealed that combined vitamin D plus calcium
supplementation significantly decreases the fall risk. Vitamin D2
or D3 alone did not have such an effect. It
is the combination that does it! (2) Pflugerville Wellness Center sees
this to be very helpful when talking with our
Pflugerville patients about their nutrition, especially
with those who are more likely to be at higher risk for falls.
Schedule your Pflugerville chiropractic appointment
with Pflugerville Wellness Center now. Pflugerville Wellness Center is here to check
your fall risk and set up a fall
prevention strategy specifically for you. Plus, if you fall and hurt yourself, Pflugerville Wellness Center offers the gentlest chiropractic care in the form of Cox Technic to help get you back to life!