Falls can happen at any age. Falls can cause
much harm or not much harm at all. Falling once surely
can increase the level of fear of falling again. All
these bits of information underscore
that falls are a concern, a concern that is age blind.
Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre always inquires our Toronto
chiropractic patients if they have fallen lately.
Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre is in favor of interventions like exercise
that may reduce the fear of falls, the impact of falls and the
incidence of falls. Plus, Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre is really good at
relieving Toronto back pain or neck pain that results.
OLDER FOLKS AND FALLS
Older folks live at home by themselves
and with others or in community-based accommodations. Each scenario
has a risk of falling. Rugs, pets, misreading steps, or any
number of things can cause a fall. For these older folks, the fear of falling is not uncommon. Researchers have
put effort into research studies involving exercise interventions that reduce the fear of falling as
well as the risk of falling. Such trials with community-dwelling older persons
involved planned, structured, repetitive
physical activity geared toward improving
strength, gait, balance and mood in addition to decreasing falls. Some
interventions tried are three dimensional
like Tai Chi, Yoga, resistance training, and balance work. A meta-analysis
of exercise trials reported on non-statistically
significant benefits but benefits even so: an 11% drop
in people who fell, a 13% drop in falls, a 19% reduction
in injuries from falls. (1) Another study of aged 60-88 year olds that implemented a judo inspired
exercise program which taught them how to fall and how
to prevent falls revealed significant improvements in physical
performance, fall-related self-efficacy and fall techniques. (2) They
reported that such practices worked, particularly right
after the intervention. (3) Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre would support our older
Toronto patients’ continued exercising to prolong these
fall-prevention and fall-fear-reducing benefits!
YOUNGER FOLKS AND FALLS
Younger folks can benefit from
Toronto fall prevention strategies as falls may be detrimental to them, too. Falls and fall-related
injuries threaten people at all ages.
Falls at work and at home are an issue. A workplace trial of 10 weeks for working age adults with a judo-inspired exercise
program set out to improve
physical function, activity, fall-related self-efficacy and safe-landing skills
for a fall. Participants improved physically and
psychologically. They gained techniques in how
to fall safely as well as how to prevent falls. (4) Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre
supports exercise for all Toronto chiropractic family members, young
and old, to keep strong and healthy in the face of challenges like falls. Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre
helps relieve fall-related back pain and neck pain, too.
CONTACT Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Lee Hazen on The Back
Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes helping a patient recover
from pain due to a fall following The Cox®
Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.
Schedule your Toronto chiropractic visit with
Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre to remove the fear of falling, the pain
out of a fall, and the risk of a fall and decrease it
with some advice on strengthening exercise along with back pain-relieving chiropractic care.