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At Risk of Falling? Watertown Wellness Center Suggests Calcium plus Vitamin D

Falling hurts at any age. Falling for older Watertown folks can be much more damaging though. Broken hips, broken wrists, vertebral fractures may be end results. Independence may be thwarted while healing. Watertown fall prevention is critical, and Watertown Wellness Center recommends that all Watertown chiropractic patients and their families be attentive to fall prevention strategies in addition to an innovative nutritional approach to preventing falls.

Fall Prevention Ideas 

Classic fall prevention plans function well for most Watertown chiropractic family members. Cleaning up clutter, wearing shoes, repairing tripping hazards, taping down rugs or getting rid of 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 may also cause a fall, also.  52.6% of patients with mild cognitive impairment and 51.4% Alzheimer’s disease patients tend to fall. It is essential for these patients to carefully sit and not hurry. (1) Watertown Wellness Center can help evaluate health risks like these and others to ensure our Watertown chiropractic patients remain upright! Physical activity and exercise are essential to keep you strong. As our Watertown chiropractic patients age, more gentle exercises are recommended like walking, water classes, tai chi, yoga, and/or Pilates. Together, Watertown Wellness Center and our Watertown chiropractic care patients uncover something that works!

Vitamin D PLUS Calcium 

Like adding some nutrition: A new fall prevention proposal is to include calcium and vitamin D together into the daily supplementation routine. 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 did not have such an effect. It is the combination that does it! (2) Watertown Wellness Center finds this to be very useful when discussing nutrition with our Watertown chiropractic patients, particularly with those who tend to be at higher risk for falls.

Schedule your Watertown chiropractic appointment with Watertown Wellness Center now. Watertown Wellness Center is ready to check your risk of falling and establish a fall prevention strategy just for you. Plus, if you fall and hurt yourself, Watertown Wellness Center offers the gentlest chiropractic care in the form of Cox Technic to help get you back to life!

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