“Have you fallen in the last year?”
That’s the most suitable conversation
starting question a physician can post
to a patient to ascertain fall risk. (1) From that
answer, fall risk issues can be discussed and prevention suggestions
can be communicated. Both physical issues of falls as well as
nutritional issues are important. Your Ottawa
chiropractor is aware of fall risk in our
Ottawa chiropractic patient group. The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider
looks at the influencing physical and
nutritional aspects of falls to assist our Ottawa
THE FALL RISK ISSUE
Not surprising to you or The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider,
but the aging population is rising. By 2029, folks older than
65 will make up 20% of the population, and they will outnumber folks under 18! Those stats
alone are amazing. But think about some of the issues
that will come with an aging population.
One is fall risk. What adds to the risk of falls? Nutritional
status is since it impacts frailty and
sarcopenia (muscle weakness). One approach to reducing
the fall risk is to address
malnutrition. (2) The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider knows nutrition and understands Ottawa fall risk.
WHO CAN DETERMINE FALL RISK?
In 2015, 31% of all U.S. family physician visits
were for adults over 65 years of
age. By 2030, there will be 72 million over-65-year-olds. These adults
are living longer and experiencing all types
of chronic issues and worrying about how to handle them in the
healthcare system and how to fund the healthcare they require.
Sound familiar? Of course, The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider and you all know someone in this set
of circumstances now. It’s up to the
doctors who see these patients to assist them in managing their healthcare issues. These doctors must be equipped
to identify what issues these patients are at risk of
experiencing. Falls are one of the big issues facing older
adults. (1) Nutritional status must be addressed to
prevent falls, but how can a doctor distinguish
who needs their nutritional status checked to prevent falls?
Family physicians are typically first line doctors for this task
as they see so many patients. Your Ottawa chiropractor is also
great at this!
WHAT KIND OF NUTRITION HELPS?
A review of published research studies involving
16,540 elderly people compared to 16,146 people in control groups discovered
that supplementing with calcium plus vitamin D significantly lowered
the risk of falls. (3) Bone health is so important! The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider is well educated
in nutrition and ready to assist our
Ottawa chiropractic patients at risk of falling and/or who find themselves in a state of malnutrition that places
them at risk of falling. Plus, The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider offers the gentlest of chiropractic manipulation care to maintain a spine mobile and healthy as possible with Cox Technic!
CONTACT The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider
Schedule a Ottawa chiropractic visit today.
An assessment of your risk of fall can be done as necessary.
An individualized nutritional plan can be made
to improve health and lower the risk of falling. The
discussion between your Ottawa chiropractor and you at
The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider will begin with the simple question: “Have you
fallen in the past year?” and go from there.