250,000 hip fractures result from slips and falls per year. How can chiropractic help?
The goal is to improve proprioception, or body position sense. When joints get fixated your body-awareness sense is compromised. Treatment from a chiropractic intervention includes adjusting the upper cervical spine, lumbosacral region and/or one’s feet.
General strengthening guidance in addition to standing unstable-surface training and whole-body vibration has been seen beneficial.
Also, while peak stregth declines by 15% per decade over 50 years (for those sendentary), resistance training in the elderly can improve strength by 10-30%!! Muscle mass can increase in cross-sectional area at any age and a 20% strength increase can be attributed to a neurological component.