“Have you fallen in the last year?”
That’s the most suitable conversation
starting question a physician can post
to a patient to establish fall risk. (1) From there, fall risk issues can be talked about and prevention suggestions
can be shared. Both physical issues of falls as well as
nutritional issues are important. Your Toronto
chiropractor is sensitive to fall risk in our
Toronto chiropractic patient population. Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre
looks at the influential physical and
nutritional aspects of falls to help our Toronto
THE FALL RISK ISSUE
Not a surprise to you or Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre,
but the aging population is rising. By 2029, folks older than
65 will comprise 20% of the population, and they will be more
numerous than folks younger than 18! Those stats
alone are astounding. But what about some of the issues
that will come with an aging group of people.
One is fall risk. What contributes to the risk of falls? Nutritional
status is since it influences frailty and
sarcopenia (muscle weakness). One approach to dropping
the risk of falls is to address
malnutrition. (2) Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre knows nutrition and understands Toronto fall risk.
WHO CAN DETERMINE FALL RISK?
In 2015, 31% of all U.S. family physician appointments
were for people over 65 years of
age. By 2030, there will be 72 million over-65-year-olds. These people
are living longer and developing all types
of chronic issues and worrying about how to manage them in the
healthcare system and how to pay for the healthcare they require.
Sound familiar? Of course, Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre and you all know someone in this situation now. It is up to the
doctors who take care of these patients to help
them manage their healthcare issues. These doctors must be educated
to figure out what issues these patients are at risk of
experiencing. Falls are one of the big issues facing older
adults. (1) Nutritional status must be tackled in order to
prevent falls, but how can a doctor tell
who needs their nutritional status checked to prevent falls?
Family physicians are typically first line doctors for this job
as they see so many patients. Your Toronto chiropractor is also
great at this!
WHAT KIND OF NUTRITION HELPS?
A evaluation of published research studies concerning
16,540 elderly people compared to 16,146 people in control groups revealed
that supplementing with calcium plus vitamin D significantly dropped
the risk of falls. (3) Bone health is so important! Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre is well educated
in nutrition and ready to help our
Toronto chiropractic patients at risk of falling and/or who discover
that they are in a state of malnutrition that puts
them at risk of falling. Plus, Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre offers the gentlest of chiropractic manipulation care to maintain a spine mobile and healthy as possible with Cox Technic!
CONTACT Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre
Schedule a Toronto chiropractic visit today.
An assessment of your risk of fall can be done as necessary.
A personalized nutritional plan can be set up
to enhance health and lower the risk of falling. The
talk between your Toronto chiropractor and you at
Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre will begin with the easiest question: “Have you
fallen in the past year?” and build from there.