Falling hurts no matter how old you are.
Falling for older La Grande folks can be much more damaging though. Broken hips, broken wrists, vertebral fractures may be end
results. Independence may be thwarted while healing.
La Grande fall prevention is vital, and
Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC encourages all La Grande
chiropractic patients and their families be attentive to fall
prevention strategies in addition to an innovative
nutritional approach to fall prevention.
Fall Prevention Ideas
Classic fall prevention plans succeed
for most La Grande chiropractic families. Cleaning up clutter, wearing shoes, getting rid of any
tripping hazards, securing rugs or removing
them, mounting 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 important as those may 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 valuable for these
patients to take more time to sit and not hurry. (1)
Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC can help assess health risks like these and others
to help our La Grande chiropractic patients stay
on their feet! Physical activity and exercise are basic
to keep you strong. As our La Grande chiropractic
patients age, more gentle exercises are recommended
like walking, water classes, tai chi, yoga, and/or Pilates. Together,
Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC and our La Grande chiropractic care patients find
something that works!
Vitamin D PLUS Calcium
Like adding some nutrition: A new
fall prevention idea is to include
calcium and vitamin D together daily.
A review of 26 articles involving over 16,500
patients found that combined vitamin D plus calcium
supplementation significantly reduces the fall risk. Vitamin D2
or D3 alone didn’t have such a result. It’s the combination that does it! (2) Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC finds
this to be quite helpful when talking with our
La Grande patients about their nutrition, especially
with those who tend to be at higher risk for falls.
Schedule your La Grande chiropractic appointment
with Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC now. Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC is ready to check
your fall risk and set up a fall
prevention strategy just for you. Plus, if you fall and hurt yourself, Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC offers the gentlest chiropractic care in the form of Cox Technic to help get you back to life!