To mark Physical Therapy Month in October, Bayhealth will offer free balance screenings for the public on Wednesday, October 31 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Kent General Outpatient Rehabilitation Center, 560 S. Governors Ave., Dover.
The balance screening will assess risk factors for falling and provide education about balance and the importance of maintaining flexibility and strength. A new, high-tech system called the Balance System SD will conduct five tests on participants who simply stand on the machine. The system will test for fall risk, athletic single leg stability, limits of stability, postural stability and CTSIB (Clinical Test of Sensory Interaction and Balance).
Following the screening, education will be presented to each participant to help them learn how they can prevent falls. Falls can cause serious health problems and injuries, especially among the elderly.
While appointments are not necessary for this free screening, please call (302) 744-7095 for more information.