Free balance screenings to prevent elderly from falling

By Rebecca Powers – bio | email

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.

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