Falling Rehab and Prevention From Falling
Falls and fall-related injuries affect between 33% and 50% of all Americans over 65 each year. Falling rehab as we call it is increasing. As we age we are not able to maintain our postural alignment and may experience a loss of strength and balance. Falls can increase the risk of severe injury and disability. Among older adults (65 or older) falls are the leading cause of injury death. With the fear of falling a person may become less active staying away from socializing or activities that would be healthy for them. Even the healthy person experiences sensory changes as they age. There is an old saying: “if you want to keep moving as you get older, you need to keep moving as you get older. Inactivity is a problem as we all age and as such we have a tendency to loose part of our balance. As we get older, we begin to watch our feet so we don’t fall causing postural problems that just complicate things.
Falling Rehab Suggestions
Chiropractic has been found to be more cost effective than Medical Care for workers compensation cases. A study published in the September 2004 issue of the peer-reviewed scientific journal, Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics showed that chiropractic care was more cost effective than medical care for many workers compensation injuries. Because falls can be devastating and falling rehab costly it makes sense to start on a program now rather than later. A significant effort to avoid falling should be in everyone’s interest. Balance training and specific exercises can provide an alternative to becoming less active. Beginning a program to improve your stability and balance includes something called “proprioceptive” training. Exercises like the “stork” or the swiss-ball can provide an approach to help build your balance and decrease the likelihood of falling and injuring yourself. Sometimes there may be excessive pronation of the feet leading to gait difficulties. Custom made orthotic support have been shown to help with promoting balance and proprioceptive symmetry.
this article on Falling Rehab is informational and not to be used to diagnose or treat any medical condition