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At Risk of Falling? Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre Suggests Calcium plus Vitamin D

Falling hurts at any age. Falling for older Toronto folks may be much worse. Broken hips, broken wrists, vertebral fractures may be end results. Independence may be thwarted while healing. Toronto fall prevention is so important, and Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre encourages all Toronto chiropractic patients and their families be aware of fall prevention strategies in addition to an innovative nutritional approach to preventing falls.

Fall Prevention Ideas 

Classic fall prevention plans function well for most Toronto chiropractic families. 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 one level home are all ways to reduce fall risk. Dealing with any health issues like dizziness or joint pain or shortness of breath or balance is important as those may also instigate a fall, also.  52.6% of patients with mild cognitive impairment and 51.4% Alzheimer’s disease patients tend to fall. It is key for these patients to carefully sit and not hurry. (1) Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre can help evaluate health risks like these and others to help our Toronto chiropractic patients stay on their feet! Physical activity and exercise are fundamental to maintain your strength. As our Toronto chiropractic patients age, more gentle exercises are suggested like walking, water classes, tai chi, yoga, and/or Pilates. Together, Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre and our Toronto chiropractic care patients find something that works!

Vitamin D PLUS Calcium 

Like including some nutrition: A fresh fall prevention idea is to include calcium and vitamin D together daily. 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 works! (2) Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre finds this to be quite helpful when talking with our Toronto patients about their nutrition, especially with those who are more likely to be at higher risk for falls.

Schedule your Toronto chiropractic appointment with Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre today. Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre is here to evaluate your fall risk and create a fall prevention strategy just for you. Plus, if you fall and hurt yourself, Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre offers the gentlest chiropractic care in the form of Cox Technic to help get you back to life!

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