Falling hurts no matter how old you are.
Falling for older Largo folks may
be much worse. Broken hips, broken wrists, vertebral fractures may be end
results. Independence may slip away while healing.
Largo fall prevention is so important, and
Hollstrom & Associates Inc recommends that all Largo
chiropractic patients and their families be aware of fall
prevention strategies as well as a new
nutritional approach to preventing falls.
Fall Prevention Ideas
Classic fall prevention plans succeed
for most Largo chiropractic family members. Cleaning up clutter, wearing shoes, getting rid of any
tripping hazards, securing rugs or removing
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. Taking care of any health issues like dizziness or joint pain or shortness of breath
or balance is important as those might also trigger
a fall, also. 52.6% of patients
with mild cognitive impairment and 51.4% Alzheimer’s disease patients tend to
fall. It’s important for these
patients to carefully sit and not hurry. (1)
Hollstrom & Associates Inc can help assess health risks like these and others
to ensure our Largo chiropractic patients remain
on their feet! Physical activity and exercise are essential
to maintain your strength. As our Largo chiropractic
patients age, more gentle exercises are advised
like walking, water classes, tai chi, yoga, and/or Pilates. Together,
Hollstrom & Associates Inc and our Largo chiropractic care patients discover
something that works!
Vitamin D PLUS Calcium
Like adding some nutrition: A new
fall prevention idea is to include
calcium and vitamin D together daily.
A review of 26 articles comprising over 16,500
patients found that combined vitamin D plus calcium
supplementation significantly reduces the fall risk. Vitamin D2
or D3 alone didn’t have such an effect. It
is the combination that works! (2) Hollstrom & Associates Inc sees
this to be very helpful when talking with our
Largo patients about their nutrition, especially
with those who are more likely to be at higher risk for falls.
Schedule your Largo chiropractic appointment
with Hollstrom & Associates Inc now. Hollstrom & Associates Inc is here to evaluate
your risk of falling and establish a fall
prevention strategy just for you. Plus, if you fall and hurt yourself, Hollstrom & Associates Inc offers the gentlest chiropractic care in the form of Cox Technic to help get you back to life!