Falls can occur at any age. Falls can cause
great harm or little harm at all. Falling once certainly
can raise the level of fear of falling again. All
these bits of information underscore
that falls are a concern, a concern that is age blind.
Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic always asks our Montreal
chiropractic patients if they have fallen recently.
Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic backs interventions like exercise
that may decrease the fear of falls, the impact of falls and the
incidence of falls. Plus, Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic is really good at
relieving Montreal back pain or neck pain that ensues.
OLDER FOLKS AND FALLS
Older folks live at home by themselves
and with others or in community-based accommodations. Each situation
has a risk of falling. Rugs, pets, misreading steps, or any
number of things can result in a fall. For these older friends
and neighbors and relatives, the fear of falling is common. Researchers have
put effort into research studies involving exercise interventions that reduce the fear of falling as
well as the risk of falling. Such trials with community-dwelling older persons
involved planned, structured, repetitive
physical activity oriented to improving
strength, gait, balance and mood in addition to decreasing falls. Some
interventions tested are three dimensional
like Tai Chi, Yoga, resistance training, and balance work. A meta-analysis
of exercise trials reported on non-statistically
significant benefits but benefits even so: an 11% reduction
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 used 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
found that such practices worked, particularly immediately following the intervention. (3) Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic would support our older
Montreal patients’ continued exercising to prolong these
fall-prevention and fall-fear-reducing benefits!
YOUNGER FOLKS AND FALLS
Younger folks can benefit from
Montreal fall prevention strategies as falls can be just
as detrimental to them. Falls and fall-related
injuries endanger people at all ages.
Falls at work and at home are an issue. A workplace trial that
lasted 10 weeks for working age adults with a judo-inspired exercise
program set out to improve
physical function, activity, fall-related self-efficacy and safe-landing skills
for a fall. Participants got better physically and
psychologically. They gained techniques in how
to fall safely as well as how to prevent falls. (4) Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic
supports exercise for all Montreal chiropractic family members, young
and old, to keep strong and healthy in the face of challenges like falls. Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic
helps alleviate fall-related back pain and neck pain, too.
CONTACT Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic
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 using The Cox®
Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.
Schedule your Montreal chiropractic visit with
Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic to take the fear out of falling, the pain
out of a fall, and the risk of a fall and decrease it
with some advice on strengthening exercise along with back pain-relieving chiropractic care.