Nobody likes to fall over. We can all agree on that, can’t we? However, for some people falling over may be a common event. Falling over is not only painful but can severely damage parts of your body if you happen to fall from a height or if you’re an older individual.
As Balance Awareness Week is on the way, which aims to educate individuals about vestibular disorders, we have decided to do our bit to help anyone with a tendency to fall. We have done our research and found some of the best ways you can use to prevent yourself from falling.
Home Prevention Techniques
These are some basic ways that you can prevent falling when you’re working around the house. Falling can happen when you are performing daily activities like cleaning and cooking. You tend to forget about certain things when you’re going through your daily routine. Here are some basic tips to prevent any falls when you’re at home.
- Cleaning any spillages when they’re made (don’t leave them for somebody else)
- Don’t wear socks on slippery floors (like laminate flooring)
- Use non-slip rugs and mats
- Take care of your feet and see a doctor if you have any foot-related problems
- Get help when you’re performing certain tasks
There are, of course, many more ways to prevent slips in the home, but these are the most basic and actionable ones you can do, today.
This is more related to individuals of an older age or with a history of sight-related problems. It is very important that you get your eyes tested on a regular basis to see if you’re not suffering from any vision impairments. You could easily slip and hurt yourself if you were unable to see a trip wire or an extension lead. If you have bad eyes you should be wearing glasses. If you feel your vision is getting worse (even with glasses) it may be safer to invest in a stronger pair.
Strength and Balance Training
If you are in need of professional help, our Ealing Chiropractors are able to use what is known as strength and balance training to perfect your balance and reduce the risk of falling. There are many different strength and balance programs you can perform and all will provide significant fall reduction. Even simple tasks like walking or dancing are excellent for perfecting your balance and have seen to provide great results.
Some people require what is known as vestibular rehabilitation to improve their balance. We can provide these exercises for you. You’re free to call us on 020 8566 3757 if you’re looking for professional help and are interested in what’s available.
Falling over hurts and can be a serious risk – there’s no doubt about that. However, with a number of easy, simple techniques you can greatly reduce your likelihood of falling. In some cases, you can even improve your balance through strength and balance training with expert chiropractors. Through taking a few actionable steps, you can be on your way to a fall-free life.
If you’re interested in finding out about what Ealing chiropractors can do to improve your balance, please call to arrange an appointment on 020 8566 3757 now. With us, you’ll be in safer hands.