At Risk of Falling? The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider Suggests Calcium plus Vitamin D

Falling hurts at any age. Falling for older Ottawa folks may be much worse. Broken hips, broken wrists, vertebral fractures may be end results. Independence may slip away while healing. Ottawa fall prevention is so important, and The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider recommends that all Ottawa chiropractic patients and their families be aware of fall prevention strategies as well as a new nutritional approach to fall prevention.

Fall Prevention Ideas 

Classic fall prevention plans work for most Ottawa chiropractic family members. Cleaning up clutter, wearing shoes, repairing tripping hazards, securing rugs or getting rid of them, mounting grab bars in the bathroom, and even living in a home that is all on one level with no steps are all ways to reduce fall risk. Dealing with any health issues like dizziness or joint pain or shortness of breath or balance is crucial as those might also instigate a fall, too.  52.6% of patients with mild cognitive impairment and 51.4% Alzheimer’s disease patients tend to fall. It is essential for these patients to take more time to sit and not hurry. (1) The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider can help evaluate health risks like these and others to ensure our Ottawa chiropractic patients remain on their feet! Physical activity and exercise are essential to maintain your strength. As our Ottawa chiropractic patients age, more gentle exercises are recommended like walking, water classes, tai chi, yoga, and/or Pilates. Together, The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider and our Ottawa chiropractic care patients discover something that works!

Vitamin D PLUS Calcium 

Like including some nutrition: A new fall prevention proposal is to incorporate calcium and vitamin D together daily. A review of 26 articles comprising over 16,500 patients revealed that combined vitamin D plus calcium supplementation significantly reduces the fall risk. Vitamin D2 or D3 alone didn’t have such an effect. It’s the combination that does it! (2) The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider sees this to be very helpful when talking with our Ottawa patients about their nutrition, particularly with those who tend to be at higher risk for falls.

Schedule your Ottawa chiropractic appointment with The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider now. The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider is here to check your risk of falling and create a fall prevention strategy specifically for you. Plus, if you fall and hurt yourself, The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider offers the gentlest chiropractic care in the form of Cox Technic to help get you back to life!

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