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, securing 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 into the daily supplementation practice.
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!