Falls can occur at any age. Falls can cause
much harm or little harm at all. Falling once certainly
can increase the intensity of fear of falling again. All
these bits of information highlight the fact
that falls are am issue, an issue that is age blind.
Hollstrom & Associates Inc always questions our Largo
chiropractic patients if they have fallen recently.
Hollstrom & Associates Inc backs interventions like exercise
that may decrease the fear of falls, the impact of falls and the
incidence of falls. Plus, Hollstrom & Associates Inc is really good at
relieving Largo back pain or neck pain that develops.
OLDER FOLKS AND FALLS
Older folks live at home alone
and with others or in community-based housing. Each scenario
has a risk of falling. Rugs, pets, misreading steps, or any
number of things can end in a fall. For these older friends
and neighbors and relatives, the fear of falling is not
unusual. Researchers have
put effort into research studies involving exercise interventions that decrease the fear of falling as
well as the risk of falling. Such trials with community-dwelling older folks
encompassed planned, structured, repetitive
physical activity geared toward improving
strength, gait, balance and mood in addition to decreasing falls. Some
interventions tried are 3D
like Tai Chi, Yoga, resistance training, and balance work. One meta-analysis
of exercise trials presented non-statistically
significant benefits but benefits even so: an 11% decrease
in people who fell, a 13% drop in falls, a 19% drop
in injuries from falls. (1) Another study of aged 60-88 year olds that implemented a judo inspired
exercise program which taught them how to fall and how
to prevent falls revealed significant improvements in physical
performance, fall-related self-efficacy and fall methods. (2) They
reported that such practices worked, particularly right
after the intervention. (3) Hollstrom & Associates Inc would support our older
Largo patients’ continued exercising to prolong these
fall-prevention and fall-fear-reducing benefits!
YOUNGER FOLKS AND FALLS
Younger folks can benefit from
Largo fall prevention strategies as falls may be just
as detrimental to them. Falls and fall-related
injuries jeopardize people at all ages.
Falls at work and at home are a problem. A workplace trial of 10 weeks for working age adults with a judo-inspired exercise
program was designed to improve
physical function, activity, fall-related self-efficacy and safe-landing methods
for a fall. Participants recovered physically and
psychologically. They learned techniques in how
to fall safely as well as how to prevent falls. (4) Hollstrom & Associates Inc
supports exercise for all Largo chiropractic family members, young
and old, to keep strong and healthy in the face of challenges like falls. Hollstrom & Associates Inc
helps relieve fall-related back pain and neck pain, too.
CONTACT Hollstrom & Associates Inc
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Lee Hazen on The Back
Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes helping a patient recover
from pain after a fall implementing The Cox®
Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.
Schedule your Largo chiropractic visit with
Hollstrom & Associates Inc to remove the fear of falling, the pain
out of a fall, and the risk of a fall and reduce it
with some advice on strengthening exercise along with back pain-relieving chiropractic care.