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Fyzical offering complimentary fall-risk screenings

By Staff | Sep 21, 2021

Fyzical Therapy and Balance Centers is offering complimentary fall-risk screenings during September for the “Fight the Fall” campaign, an initiative to help the public understand their risks of falling.

The screenings will include a health history questionnaire, followed by a series of exercises and activities. The patient’s balance, flexibility, strength and endurance will be evaluated.

An individual’s gait, or walking skills, can indicate potential concerns with balance, as well as functional limitations caused by poor posture and weakness in the hips and ankles. Chronic conditions like arthritis, poor vision and hearing, orthopedic conditions and neurological disorders can be contributing factors to falls. Additionally, certain prescription medications have potential side effects like dizziness, headaches, nausea and sleepiness that can lead to falls.

The National Council on Aging has designated Sept. 20-24 as Falls Prevention Awareness Week, a nationwide effort to raise awareness that falls are preventable.

To find the nearest clinic and schedule a complimentary screening, visit Fyzical.com.