Balance Clinic Screening August 30.
Classes Begin September 10.
Are you having trouble keeping your balance? Is fear of falling keeping you from activities you love?
Most falls are preventable so let us help you get back on sure footing at our Balance Clinic.
HealthRidge is offering a free Balance Screening on August 30 with the Balance Clinic scheduled twice a week for 8 weeks beginning September 10.
The Balance Clinic at HealthRidge emphasizes practical strategies to improve balance, reduce fear of falling and increase activity levels. Along with simple strength and balance exercises, the Balance Clinic helps participants increase confidence and improve coordination and strength.
Free Balance Screening August 30
The Balance Screening is August 30 with appointments available from 9 am-noon. This free screening is to assess balance and fall risk to see if individuals qualify for the eight-week Balance Clinic. Registration is required and can be made by calling HealthRidge at 521.1216. Participants must be 25 years or older and not wheelchair bound.
Balance Clinic Begin September 10
While the screening is free, the cost of the eight-week class is $75 and no insurance is filed. Classes are held on Monday and Thursday from 1:10 to 1:50. They begin September 10 and run through November 11 at HealthRidge located in the Forest Ridge Medical Pavilion.
Participants Find Clinics Beneficial
One participant laughingly shared that by the end of the eight-week clinic, she could get down on her hands and knees to retrieve her cat from under the bed and stand up, while holding her cat without faltering–something she hadn’t been able to do in years.
Another participant reported even nine months after she took the class her balance definitely improved. She feels like she has more control and isn’t afraid she is going to fall.