This study aimed to assess whether 12 weeks of chiropractic care was effective in improving sensorimotor function, which is associated with fall risk, when compared to a non-treatment group.

Sixty older adults (>65 years old) took part in the study and were randomly assigned to either the treatment group or the non-treatment group.

Results indicated that, when compared to the non-treatment group, those who received chiropractic care demonstrated improved sensorimotor function, and therefore a lower risk of fall, as well as reporting higher quality of life.


Holt, K. R., Haavik, H., Lee, A. C. L., Murphy, B., & Elley, C. R. (2016). Effectiveness of chiropractic care to improve sensorimotor function associated with falls risk in older people: A randomized controlled trial. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, 39, 267- 278.