Falling hurts no matter how old you are.
Falling for older Ashburn folks may
be much worse. Broken hips, broken wrists, vertebral fractures may result. Independence may slip away while healing.
Ashburn fall prevention is critical, and
Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn recommends that all Ashburn
chiropractic patients and their families be attentive to fall
prevention strategies in addition to a new
nutritional approach to fall prevention.
Fall Prevention Ideas
Classic fall prevention plans function well
for most Ashburn chiropractic family members. Cleaning up clutter, wearing shoes, getting rid of any
tripping hazards, taping down rugs or getting rid of
them, installing grab bars in the bathroom, and even living in a
one level home 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 cause
a fall, too. 52.6% of patients
with mild cognitive impairment and 51.4% Alzheimer’s disease patients tend to
fall. It’s valuable for these
patients to take more time to sit and not hurry. (1)
Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn can help assess health risks like these and others
to ensure our Ashburn chiropractic patients remain
vertical! Physical activity and exercise are basic
to keep you strong. As our Ashburn chiropractic
patients age, more gentle exercises are recommended
like walking, water classes, tai chi, yoga, and/or Pilates. Together,
Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn and our Ashburn chiropractic care patients find
something that works!
Vitamin D PLUS Calcium
Like adding some nutrition: A fresh
fall prevention idea is to include
calcium and vitamin D together into the daily supplementation habit.
A review of 26 articles involving over 16,500
patients found that combined vitamin D plus calcium
supplementation significantly reduces the fall risk. Vitamin D2
or D3 alone didn’t have such a result. It
is the combination that works! (2) Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn finds
this to be quite helpful when talking with our
Ashburn patients about their nutrition, especially
with those who are more likely to be at higher risk for falls.
Schedule your Ashburn chiropractic appointment
with Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn today. Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn is ready to evaluate
your risk of falling and set up a fall
prevention strategy specifically for you. Plus, if you fall and hurt yourself, Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn offers the gentlest chiropractic care in the form of Cox Technic to help get you back to life!