Free Balance Clinic Screening February 27

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.

The Balance Clinic at HealthRidge emphasizes practical strategies to improve balance, reduce fear of falling and increase activity levels.   Along with simple balance exercises, the Balance Clinic helps participants increase confidence and improve coordination and strength.

Free Balance Screening February 27

The Balance Screening is February 27 with appointments available from 8:30 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 Classes Begin March 11 

While the screenings are 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 pm. They begin March 11 and run through May 12 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.

Even nine months after taking the class, another participant reported her balance had definitely improved; she feels like she has more control and isn’t afraid she is going to fall.