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Toronto Chiropractic Care Includes Fall Risk Assessment due to Malnutrition

Nutrition and fall risk. What’s the link? It’s pretty simple when you think about it. Poor nutrition sparks muscle and weight loss. Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre thoroughly assesses our older Toronto chiropractic patients at risk for falls, paying special attention to their nutritional status. Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre cares about fall prevention!

NUTRITIONAL STATUS BEFORE FALLS

Researchers tried to define the relationship between nutritional status and body mass index (BMI) and fall risk and recurrent fall risk in older adults who live in community settings. They discovered that malnourished patients and those at risk for malnourishment maintained a 45% higher risk of having at least 1 fall. (1) Verifying BMI and nutritional status is relatively easy to do. Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre does it to safeguard our Toronto chiropractic patients!

Toronto FALL RISK AND MALNUTRITION

Fall risk assessments have often ignored nutritional status instead focusing on issues like balance and fall risk-increasing drugs. Nutritional status plays a role, too. Malnutrition leads to weight loss which leads to muscle weakness which leads to an increase in fall risk. It’s truly a domino effect! A recent study revealed that malnutrition was significantly associated with high fall risk according to a few leading fall risk assessment tools (especially the Johns Hopkins fall risk assessment tool). (2) Preventing falls is optimal. Recovering from falls is important.

NUTRITIONAL STATUS AND RECOVERY AFTER FALLS

Poor nutritional status in older adults notably in those with a history of falling sets them up for higher risk of inferior recovery from a fall. Almost a third of community-dwelling adults with a history of falling were either currently malnourished or at risk of malnourishment. Enhancing the nutritional status of those who experienced a fall increased their physical performance. (3) Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre knows nutrition and is ready to help our at-risk patients correct theirs!

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Schedule a Toronto chiropractic visit for you and/or your loved who is at risk for falls and/or malnutrition. Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre intends to keep our Toronto chiropractic patients safe from falls and malnutrition with sounds chiropractic care!

 
Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre checks patients for fall risks which include nutritional status and malnutrition indicators. 
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