St. Mary’s Rehabilitation will offer free balance screenings 03/04/2014
(Evansville, IN) – St. Mary’s Rehabilitation will offer FREE balance screenings Wednesday, April 9th from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. at Washington Square Mall, in the rear St. Mary’s entrance.
Among the older population, falls are the leading cause of trauma admissions and injuries. A decreased sense of balance is a common risk factor for falling. The balance screening focuses on assessing balance and identifying factors that may decrease balance and potentially lead to falls. Participants will also have the opportunity to review their medication list with a St. Mary’s pharmacist.
The event is free and open to the public, but an appointment time is requested. Participants are encouraged to reserve a spot by March 31st. Please call 812-485-5209 to schedule a screening time.
The University of Evansville Physical Therapy Department, University of Southern Indiana Occupational Therapy Department, St. Mary’s Durable Medical Equipment, the YMCA, St. Mary’s Wellness Center, and others will also have information on balance and other health topics available at the event.