Falls can occur at any age. Falls can cause
great harm or not much harm at all. Falling once surely
can increase the level of fear of falling again. All
these bits of information indicate
that falls are am issue, an issue that is age blind.
Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center always questions our Paramus
chiropractic patients if they’ve fallen recently.
Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center is in favor of interventions like exercise
that may decrease the fear of falls, the impact of falls and the
incidence of falls. Plus, Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center is really good at
relieving Paramus back pain or neck pain that results.
OLDER FOLKS AND FALLS
Older folks reside 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 end in a fall. For these older folks, the fear of falling is not uncommon. Researchers have organized research studies involving exercise interventions that reduce the fear of falling and the risk of falling. Such trials with community-dwelling older folks
involved planned, structured, repetitive
physical activity geared toward 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 even so: an 11% drop
in people who fell, a 13% reduction in falls, a 19% drop
in injuries from falls. (1) Another study of people between 60 and 88 years
old that implemented a judo inspired
exercise program which taught the participants how to fall and how
to prevent falls showed significant improvements in physical
performance, fall-related self-efficacy and fall techniques. (2) They
reported that such practices worked, particularly immediately following the intervention. (3) Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center would support our older
Paramus patients’ continued exercising to extend these
fall-prevention and fall-fear-reducing benefits!
YOUNGER FOLKS AND FALLS
Younger people can appreciate
Paramus fall prevention strategies as falls may be detrimental to them, too. Falls and fall-related
injuries endanger people at all ages.
Falls at work and at home are a problem. A workplace trial that
lasted 10 weeks for working age adults with a judo-inspired exercise
program was designed to improve
physical function, activity, fall-related self-efficacy and safe-landing methods
for a fall. Participants got better physically and
psychologically. They practiced techniques in how
to fall safely as well as how to stop falls. (4) Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center
supports exercise for all Paramus chiropractic family members, young
and old, to keep strong and healthy in the face of challenges like falls. Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center
helps relieve fall-related back pain and neck pain, too.
CONTACT Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center
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 Paramus chiropractic visit with
Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center to remove the fear of falling, the pain
out of a fall, and the chance of a fall and reduce it
with some guidance on strengthening exercise as well as back pain-relieving chiropractic care.