Research Review: Chiropractic Care and Sensorimotor Function Associated with Falls

Falls are a significant cause of injury, loss of quality of life, and even death in older adults and make up more than 80% of injury-related hospital admissions in individuals over 65 years of age. They are also the leading cause of death due to injury in older adults. The risk of falls increases with lower limb muscle weakness, gait deficits, balance deficits, a recent history of falling, or in individuals over 80 years of age. This study looked at the impact of usual chiropractic care on measures of sensorimotor function associated with the risk of falls in older adults over a 12-week period.
Monday, April 30, 2018/Author: Shawn Thistle/Number of views (811)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
Categories: Research

Collaboration for Low Back Pain Treatment in Older Adults

Part of the Evidence in Action series by Palmer College of Chiropractic

The inclusion of chiropractic practitioners into various collaborative health systems has increased over the past decade. The addition of chiropractic within these multi-disciplinary settings has been embraced by many as a way to manage spinal conditions, such as back and neck pain, using noninvasive therapies. However, taking a patient-centered approach to such integration involving various health care practitioners leads to new questions and challenges and requires novel research to optimize patient outcomes in these settings.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018/Author: Zac Shannon/Number of views (768)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
Categories: Research

Gaining a New Perspective from Geriatric Medicine

Part of a series on the chiropractic residency program in the VA health care system

As chiropractors, we have such an opportunity to make an impact on musculoskeletal pain in the elderly, and it often begins with education. Fall prevention, diet and nutrition, exercise and encouraging socialization are just a few ways in which we can make a difference. Fear can be crippling, and depression is not uncommon. Dr. Rachel (Mooers) Clark, a participant in the VA chiropractic residency program, recalls that learning to communicate effectively and motivate this population is one of the greatest things she gained from her experience in the geriatric clinic at the Sepulveda Ambulatory Care Center in Los Angeles. 

Thursday, December 07, 2017/Author: Rachel Clark/Number of views (857)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0

Physical and Cognitive Decline: When Should We Stop Practicing?

*Member-Exclusive Content* There’s no doubt most all of us will develop some degree of decline in physical and cognitive capacity as we age. As America’s population matures, the need for health and wellness facilities and services will continue to increase. Researchers are studying the mechanisms and resolutions for this decline in mental, physical and cognitive health with growing age. In respect to healthcare providers, the concerning question is: How do we ensure older doctors are competent to treat patients? 

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Monday, June 05, 2017/Author: John Stump/Number of views (92)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating

DC2017: 7 Questions for Dr. Carlo Ammendolia

My name is Carlo Ammendolia, DC, PhD. My presentation is “Going the Distance: The Spinal Stenosis Boot Camp Program Workshop,” available on the "Low Back" track.
Wednesday, January 25, 2017/Author: Amanda Donohue/Number of views (1340)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.0
Categories: DC2017
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