Chiropractic Preventing Falls In The Elderly.
As the population continues to age with double the amount of people over 65 now than there was in 1980, there is an important need to focus on helping the elderly to stay healthy.
The most common injuries in the older generation is due to falls. Where once having a fall was a minor, clumsy moment, it can now be a serious and even life changing event. As balance and co-ordination declines as we age, falls account for over 80% of injury related hospital admissions for people over 65.
A recent study published in the Journal Of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics found that a group of older patients who received 12 weeks of chiropractic care showed measurable improvements in their sensory and motor functions, which are important factors in the risk of falls. They also showed improvements in their physical component of quality of life.
This shows that spinal health is not just about aches and pains, or preventing a sore back. Maintaining spinal health is critical for a better quality of life as well as preventing other injuries, particularly as we continue to age.
Coolum Family Chiropractic has been servicing Coolum and the Sunshine Coast for over 12 years. With a variety of techniques, and over 20 years experience, we are able to meet the spinal health needs of all age groups. We recommend regular spinal check-ups as an important part of health care.