Thompson's Annual Falls Prevention Awareness Program and Balance Screenings
Ended September 11
Jen Bloch

Presented by MT. Ascutney Hospital Physical Therapists with Guest Tai Chi Instructor, Anne Bower

Are you worried about falling? Are you ready to be steady? There are many things you can do to stay steady and prevent a fall! 

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Check your vision yearly   

Pick up clutter 

Review your medications  

Get physically active

To understand more detail about the things that can contribute to falls, the VT chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association will team up with the Falls Free Vermont Coalition to present Stay Steady Vermont events across the state in September, in recognition of National Falls Prevention Awareness Day. Each event will offer an informational session followed by individual balance screenings by licensed Physical Therapists using the CDC-approved STEADI criteria. Participants can participate in a brief balance screen and receive recommendations based on the results. Pre-registration is needed to ensure that time is allotted for screening. For more information and to register, please call The Thompson.

Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes.  Contact Linda Hazard, PT, at Ottauquechee Health Center at 802-457-5409 if you have any questions pertaining to the balance screening.

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