Media Release; 19th December, 2016
The New Zealand Chiropractors’ Association (NZCA) has welcomed calls by the
Health Quality & Safety Commission, published in the latest issue of the New
Zealand Medical Journal (1), for an integrated, multidisciplinary approach to the
prevention of falls, one patient at a time.
Chiropractor and NZCA spokesperson Dr Cassandra Fairest explains: `We fully
support the need for individualised responses to prevent falls one patient at a time, and for leadership responses that promote an integrated approach to reducing the risk of falls in older people. Chiropractors are uniquely placed within the healthcare spectrum as they support better spine and nervous system health which has demonstrated positive effects on balance in the older population, and therefore this would help reduce the future need for a massive increase in healthcare costs.'