Falling hurts at any age.
Falling for older West Des Moines folks may
be much worse. Broken hips, broken wrists, vertebral fractures may be end
results. Independence may be thwarted while healing.
West Des Moines fall prevention is critical, and
Executive Chiropractic of Iowa encourages all West Des Moines
chiropractic patients and their families be attentive to fall
prevention strategies in addition to an innovative
nutritional approach to preventing falls.
Fall Prevention Ideas
Classic fall prevention plans function well
for most West Des Moines chiropractic families. Clearing
the clutter, wearing shoes, getting rid of any
tripping hazards, securing rugs or removing
them, installing grab bars in the bathroom, and even living in a
one level home are all fall preventative ways to keep safe. Taking care of any health issues like dizziness or joint pain or shortness of breath
or balance is crucial as those may also cause
a fall, too. 52.6% of patients
with mild cognitive impairment and 51.4% Alzheimer’s disease patients tend to
fall. It is key for these
patients to take more time to sit and not hurry. (1)
Executive Chiropractic of Iowa can help evaluate health risks like these and others
to help our West Des Moines chiropractic patients remain
upright! Physical activity and exercise are fundamental
to keep you strong. As our West Des Moines chiropractic
patients age, more gentle exercises are proposed
like walking, water classes, tai chi, yoga, and/or Pilates. Together,
Executive Chiropractic of Iowa and our West Des Moines chiropractic care patients find
something that works!
Vitamin D PLUS Calcium
Like adding some nutrition: A new
fall prevention idea is to include
calcium and vitamin D together into the daily supplementation routine.
A review of 26 articles comprising over 16,500
patients revealed that combined vitamin D plus calcium
supplementation significantly decreases the fall risk. Vitamin D2
or D3 alone did not have such an effect. It
is the combination that does it! (2) Executive Chiropractic of Iowa sees
this to be very helpful when talking with our
West Des Moines patients about their nutrition, particularly
with those who are more likely to be at higher risk for falls.
Schedule your West Des Moines chiropractic appointment
with Executive Chiropractic of Iowa now. Executive Chiropractic of Iowa is here to evaluate
your fall risk and establish a fall
prevention strategy specifically for you. Plus, if you fall and hurt yourself, Executive Chiropractic of Iowa offers the gentlest chiropractic care in the form of Cox Technic to help get you back to life!