OCEAN SPRINGS, MS (WLOX) - Singing River Health System are offering free health screenings.
Physical Therapists with Ocean Springs Hospital's Neuro/Vestibular Rehab will check for balance problems at the YMCA Active Adult Center on Tuesday September 14 at 10:30 a.m.
If you go, you'll get a simple and quick balance screening and then get written results along with recommendations from a licensed physical therapist on how to improve your balance.
They say the tests may identify balance problems before they cause a fall allowing you to possibly prevent a serious injury.
According to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, approximately half of the America population age 65 and over experience falls, a leading cause of death for older adults.
For more information about the balance screenings, call 228-818-1207.