Groton Chiropractic Care Includes Fall Risk Assessment due to Malnutrition

Fall risk and nutrional status. What is the link? It makes sense when you think about it. Poor nutrition sparks muscle and weight loss. Hutter Chiropractic Office carefully assesses our older Groton chiropractic patients at risk for falls, especially their nutritional status. Hutter Chiropractic Office cares about fall prevention!

NUTRITIONAL STATUS BEFORE FALLS

Researchers attempted to define the association between nutritional status and body mass index (BMI) and fall risk and recurrent fall risk in older adults who reside in community settings. They found that malnourished patients and those at risk for malnourishment maintained a 45% higher risk of experiencing at least 1 fall. (1) Checking BMI and nutritional status is relatively easy to perform. Hutter Chiropractic Office does it to protect our Groton chiropractic patients!

Groton FALL RISK AND MALNUTRITION

Fall risk assessments have often ignored nutritional status instead focusing on issues like balance and fall risk-increasing drugs. Nutritional status plays a role, too. Malnutrition prompts weight loss which prompts muscle weakness which leads to an increase in fall risk. It is truly a ripple effect! A new study revealed that malnutrition was significantly associated with high fall risk according to a few prominent fall risk assessment tools (especially the Johns Hopkins fall risk assessment tool). (2) Preventing falls is optimal. Recovering from falls is important.

NUTRITIONAL STATUS AND RECOVERY AFTER FALLS

Poor nutritional status in older adults especially those with a history of falling puts them at risk of inferior recovery from a fall. Nearly a third of community-dwelling adults with a history of falling were either already malnourished or at risk of malnourishment. Enhancing the nutritional status of those who experienced a fall increased their physical performance. (3) Hutter Chiropractic Office knows nutrition and is prepared to help our at-risk patients enrich theirs!

CONTACT Hutter Chiropractic Office

Schedule a Groton chiropractic visit for you and/or your loved who is at risk for falls and/or malnutrition. Hutter Chiropractic Office intends to keep our Groton chiropractic patients protected from falls and malnutrition with reliable chiropractic care!

 
Hutter Chiropractic Office assesses patients for fall risks which include nutritional status and malnutrition indicators. 
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