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Balance Screenings

Updated: Wednesday, September 18 2013, 03:37 PM EDT
A local health provider is offering free balance screenings.  As News 13's Jay Siltzer show us, those who need them aren't always who you might think.

Balance has become a big concern for 73-year-old Jane Hollers who in recent years has undergone knee replacement, hip replacement and back fusion surgeries.

Jane Hollers, patient, "it got to where I walked, I wobbled."

Jessica Clark, PT CarePartners, "that's really common.  The amount of people with true vertigo is not as common as people with orthopedic issues and it's changed their true walking styles, maybe their activity."

Jane underwent a balance screening at CarePartners in Enka.  The balance screenings are free and typically take between 10 and 20 minutes.

Jessica, "we do different levels of challenge with walking assessments. Try to tease out what layers of their system are not working up to snuff."

Weeks of physical therapy helped Jane strengthen the muscles in her feet and toes.

Jane, "I'm not wobbley and my husband doesn't have to reach out and grab me and I don't feel like I'm falling."

CarePartners will offer free balance screenings at several locations September 25th.  Registration is required, click here for more information. Balance Screenings

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