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Independence is something we all value, especially as we grow older and other health concerns begin to limit our activities. One simple way you can help protect your independence is by reducing your risk of slips and falls. Did you know that one in every three Canadians over the age of 65 will fall at least once in a year? Falls often have serious consequences such as hip, wrist and pelvic fractures that can have a lasting impact on your quality of life.
There are easy things you can do to help prevent falls. Most falls happen in the home so that is the first place to start taking precautions. Your physical health is also important. Talk to a health professional, such as a chiropractor, about evaluating your health risks. A few steps of prevention can help you stay safely on your feet.
Canada’s chiropractors are committed to reducing injury and disability from falls. A Doctor of Chiropractic can test your strength, steadiness and balance – and give you advice on exercise, nutrition and prevention.
Top Tips for Preventing Falls:
- Reduce clutter and loose rugs in the home
- Ensure easy transfers in and out of the shower or bath
- Wear supportive, non-slip footwear
- Have your eyesight and hearing checked every year
- Exercise regularly
- Have your medications evaluated
- Have your strength and balance tested