Falls can occur at any age. Falls can cause
much harm or little harm at all. Falling once surely
can increase the intensity of fear of falling again. All
these bits of information highlight the fact
that falls are a concern, a concern that is age blind.
Malverne Health & Wellness always inquires our Malverne
chiropractic patients if they’ve fallen recently.
Malverne Health & Wellness is in favor of interventions like exercise
that may reduce the fear of falls, the impact of falls and the
incidence of falls. Plus, Malverne Health & Wellness is quite good at
relieving Malverne back pain or neck pain that ensues.
OLDER FOLKS AND FALLS
Older folks live at home alone
and with others or in community-based accommodations. Each scenario
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 organized research studies looking
at exercise interventions that reduce the fear of falling as
well as the risk of falling. Such trials with community-dwelling older folks
incorporated planned, structured, repetitive
physical activity oriented to enhancing
strength, gait, balance and mood as well as decreasing falls. Some
interventions tried are three dimensional,for example Tai Chi, Yoga, resistance training, and balance work. A meta-analysis
of exercise trials described non-statistically
significant benefits but benefits nonetheless: an 11% drop
in people who fell, a 13% decrease in falls, a 19% decrease
in injuries from falls. (1) Another study of aged 60-88 year olds that used a judo inspired
exercise program which taught the participants how to fall and how
to prevent falls revealed significant improvements in physical
performance, fall-related self-efficacy and fall methods. (2) They
found that such practices worked, particularly immediately following the intervention. (3) Malverne Health & Wellness would encourage
our older Malverne patients to keep exercising to prolong these
fall-prevention and fall-fear-reducing benefits!
YOUNGER FOLKS AND FALLS
Younger people can appreciate
Malverne fall prevention strategies as falls may be just
as detrimental to them. Falls and fall-related
injuries put at risk 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 techniques
for a fall. Participants got better physically and
psychologically. They practiced techniques in how
to fall safely as well as how to avert falls. (4) Malverne Health & Wellness
supports exercise for all Malverne chiropractic family members, young
and old, to keep strong and healthy in the face of challenges like falls. Malverne Health & Wellness
helps relieve fall-related back pain and neck pain, too.
CONTACT Malverne Health & Wellness
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 following The Cox®
Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.
Schedule your Malverne chiropractic visit with
Malverne Health & Wellness to remove the fear of falling, the pain
out of a fall, and the risk of a fall and reduce it
with some guidance on strengthening exercise as well as back pain-relieving chiropractic care.