Falls can happen at any age. Falls can cause
much harm or little harm at all. Falling once surely
can increase the level of fear of falling again. All
these bits of information indicate
that falls are a concern, a concern that is age blind.
Layden Chiropractic always questions our Plainville
chiropractic patients if they have fallen recently.
Layden Chiropractic supports interventions like exercise
that may decrease the fear of falls, the impact of falls and the
incidence of falls. Plus, Layden Chiropractic is really good at
relieving Plainville back pain or neck pain that develops.
OLDER FOLKS AND FALLS
Older folks reside at home by themselves
and with others or in community-based accommodations. Each situation
carries a risk of falling. Rugs, pets, misreading steps, or any
number of things can end in a fall. For these older folks, the fear of falling is usual. Researchers have done research studies looking
at exercise interventions that reduce the fear of falling and the risk of falling. Such trials with community-dwelling older persons
encompassed planned, structured, repetitive
physical activity oriented to enhancing
strength, gait, balance and mood as well as decreasing falls. Some
interventions tested are three dimensional
like Tai Chi, Yoga, resistance training, and balance work. A meta-analysis
of exercise trials presented non-statistically
significant benefits but benefits even so: an 11% decrease
in people who fell, a 13% reduction in falls, a 19% decrease
in injuries from falls. (1) Another study of people between 60 and 88 years
old that implemented a judo inspired
exercise program which taught them how to fall and how
to prevent falls showed significant improvements in physical
performance, fall-related self-efficacy and fall techniques. (2) They
reported that such practices worked, particularly immediately following the intervention. (3) Layden Chiropractic would support our older
Plainville patients’ continued exercising to extend these
fall-prevention and fall-fear-reducing benefits!
YOUNGER FOLKS AND FALLS
Younger folks can benefit from
Plainville fall prevention strategies as falls can be just
as detrimental to them. Falls and fall-related
injuries threaten 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 worked on improving
physical function, activity, fall-related self-efficacy and safe-landing skills
for a fall. Participants got better physically and
psychologically. They gathered techniques in how
to fall safely and how to prevent falls. (4) Layden Chiropractic
supports exercise for all Plainville chiropractic family members, young
and old, to keep strong and healthy in the face of challenges like falls. Layden Chiropractic
helps relieve fall-related back pain and neck pain, too.
CONTACT Layden Chiropractic
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 due to a fall following The Cox®
Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.
Schedule your Plainville chiropractic visit with
Layden Chiropractic to remove the fear of falling, the pain
out of a fall, and the risk of a fall and decrease it
with some advice on strengthening exercise as well as back pain-relieving chiropractic care.