Falling hurts at any age.
Falling for older Ottawa folks can be much more damaging though. 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!