Falls can occur 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.
Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office always asks our Groton
chiropractic patients if they’ve fallen lately.
Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office supports interventions like exercise
that may decrease the fear of falls, the impact of falls and the
incidence of falls. Plus, Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office is quite good at
relieving Groton 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
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 involving exercise interventions that decrease the fear of falling and the risk of falling. Such trials with community-dwelling older folks
encompassed planned, structured, repetitive
physical activity geared toward 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 described non-statistically
significant benefits but benefits even so: an 11% reduction
in people who fell, a 13% decrease 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) Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office would encourage
our older Groton patients to keep exercising to prolong these
fall-prevention and fall-fear-reducing benefits!
YOUNGER FOLKS AND FALLS
Younger people can benefit from
Groton fall prevention strategies as falls may be detrimental to them, too. Falls and fall-related
injuries threaten 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 practiced techniques in how
to fall safely as well as how to prevent falls. (4) Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office
supports exercise for all Groton chiropractic family members, young
and old, to keep strong and healthy in the face of challenges like falls. Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office
helps relieve fall-related back pain and neck pain, too.
CONTACT Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office
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 Groton chiropractic visit with
Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office to take the fear out of falling, the pain
out of a fall, and the chance of a fall and decrease it
with some guidance on strengthening exercise as well as back pain-relieving chiropractic care.