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Toronto Fall Prevention and Pain Relief with Chiropractic Care

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 decrease 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 appreciate 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 that lasted 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.

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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.

 
Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre shares new research on fall prevention strategies and protocols for fall-related pain relief. 
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