Falling hurts no matter how old you are.
Falling for older New York folks can be much more damaging though. Broken hips, broken wrists, vertebral fractures may result. Independence may slip away while healing.
New York fall prevention is so important, and
Dr. Gary Stefanick recommends that all New York
chiropractic patients and their families be attentive to fall
prevention strategies as well as an innovative
nutritional approach to fall prevention.
Fall Prevention Ideas
Classic fall prevention plans work
for most New York chiropractic family members. Clearing
the clutter, wearing shoes, repairing
tripping hazards, taping down rugs or getting rid of
them, installing grab bars in the bathroom, and even living in a
one level home are all ways
to reduce fall risk. Dealing
with any health issues like dizziness or joint pain or shortness of breath
or balance is crucial as those might also cause
a fall, also. 52.6% of patients
with mild cognitive impairment and 51.4% Alzheimer’s disease patients tend to
fall. It’s essential for these
patients to take more time to sit and not hurry. (1)
Dr. Gary Stefanick can help assess health risks like these and others
to help our New York chiropractic patients remain
upright! Physical activity and exercise are essential
to keep you strong. As our New York chiropractic
patients age, more gentle exercises are advised
like walking, water classes, tai chi, yoga, and/or Pilates. Together,
Dr. Gary Stefanick and our New York chiropractic care patients find
something that works!
Vitamin D PLUS Calcium
Like adding some nutrition: A new
fall prevention idea is to incorporate
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 decreases the fall risk. Vitamin D2
or D3 alone did not have such an effect. It’s the combination that does it! (2) Dr. Gary Stefanick finds
this to be quite helpful when talking with our
New York patients about their nutrition, particularly
with those who tend to be at higher risk for falls.
Schedule your New York chiropractic appointment
with Dr. Gary Stefanick today. Dr. Gary Stefanick is here to evaluate
your fall risk and establish a fall
prevention strategy specifically for you. Plus, if you fall and hurt yourself, Dr. Gary Stefanick offers the gentlest chiropractic care in the form of Cox Technic to help get you back to life!