Effectiveness of Chiropractic Care to Reduce Fall Risk

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.

Reference:

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.

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