Falling hurts no matter how old you are.
Falling for older Fernandina Beach folks may
be much worse. Broken hips, broken wrists, vertebral fractures may result. Independence may be thwarted while healing.
Fernandina Beach fall prevention is critical, and
Amelia Chiropractic Clinic encourages all Fernandina Beach
chiropractic patients and their families be aware of fall
prevention strategies as well as an innovative
nutritional approach to fall prevention.
Fall Prevention Ideas
Classic fall prevention plans function well
for most Fernandina Beach chiropractic family members. Cleaning up clutter, wearing shoes, getting rid of any
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 ways
to reduce fall risk. Taking care of any health issues like dizziness or joint pain or shortness of breath
or balance is crucial as those might 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 key for these
patients to carefully sit and not hurry. (1)
Amelia Chiropractic Clinic can help assess health risks like these and others
to ensure our Fernandina Beach chiropractic patients remain
upright! Physical activity and exercise are basic
to keep you strong. As our Fernandina Beach chiropractic
patients age, more gentle exercises are recommended
like walking, water classes, tai chi, yoga, and/or Pilates. Together,
Amelia Chiropractic Clinic and our Fernandina Beach chiropractic care patients discover
something that works!
Vitamin D PLUS Calcium
Like adding some nutrition: A current
fall prevention idea is to incorporate
calcium and vitamin D together daily.
A review of 26 articles involving over 16,500
patients found that combined vitamin D plus calcium
supplementation significantly decreases the fall risk. Vitamin D2
or D3 alone did not have such an effect. It’s the combination that does it! (2) Amelia Chiropractic Clinic sees
this to be very helpful when talking with our
Fernandina Beach patients about their nutrition, particularly
with those who tend to be at higher risk for falls.
Schedule your Fernandina Beach chiropractic appointment
with Amelia Chiropractic Clinic today. Amelia Chiropractic Clinic is here to check
your fall risk and establish a fall
prevention strategy just for you. Plus, if you fall and hurt yourself, Amelia Chiropractic Clinic offers the gentlest chiropractic care in the form of Cox Technic to help get you back to life!