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Watertown Chiropractic Care Includes Fall Risk Assessment due to Malnutrition

Nutrition and fall risk. What’s the link? It makes sense when you think about it. Poor nutrition leads to muscle and weight loss. Watertown Wellness Center thoroughly checks our older Watertown chiropractic patients at risk for falls, paying special attention to their nutritional status. Watertown Wellness Center cares about fall prevention!

NUTRITIONAL STATUS BEFORE FALLS

Researchers tried to define the association between nutritional status and body mass index (BMI) and fall risk and recurrent fall risk in older adults who live in community settings. They found that malnourished patients and those at risk for malnourishment maintained a 45% higher risk of having at least 1 fall. (1) Confirming BMI and nutritional status is relatively easy to do. Watertown Wellness Center does it to protect our Watertown chiropractic patients!

Watertown FALL RISK AND MALNUTRITION

Fall risk assessments have often disregarded nutritional status instead concentrating on issues like balance and fall risk-increasing drugs. Nutritional status has a role, too. Malnutrition leads to weight loss which leads to muscle weakness which leads to an increase in fall risk. It is truly a domino effect! A recent study revealed that malnutrition was significantly associated with high fall risk according to several prominent fall risk assessment tools (particularly the Johns Hopkins fall risk assessment tool). (2) Preventing falls is optimal. Recovering from falls is important.

NUTRITIONAL STATUS AND RECOVERY AFTER FALLS

Low nutritional status in older adults especially those with a history of falling puts them at risk of poorer recovery from a fall. Almost a third of community-dwelling adults with a fall history were either currently malnourished or at risk of malnourishment. Enhancing the nutritional status of those who have fallen increased their physical performance. (3) Watertown Wellness Center knows nutrition and is prepared to help our at-risk patients correct theirs!

CONTACT Watertown Wellness Center

Schedule a Watertown chiropractic visit for you and/or your loved who is at risk for falls and/or malnutrition. Watertown Wellness Center intends to keep our Watertown chiropractic patients protected from falls and malnutrition with reliable chiropractic care!

 
Watertown Wellness Center assesses patients for fall risks which include nutritional status and malnutrition indicators. 
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