Falls and Balance

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An average of 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. Contact De Geer Health & Wellness  for more information.

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De Geer Health & Wellness
777 South New Ballas Road #218
Creve Coeur, MO 63141
(314) 681-2800