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 maintain your strength. 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!