Hospital to Offer Balance Program

September 14, 2010

Helen Hayes Hospital in West Haverstraw is offering a three- part program on Improving Your Balance on October 12, 19 and 26, 2010. The program, which is free of charge and open to the public, is being held in celebration of National Physical Therapy month.

The first class, which takes place from 12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m. on October 12, will provide each participant with a balance assessment test and evaluation. The following two classes, which are from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m., will focus on exercise instruction for good balance and how to perform a home exercise program.

Improved balance is key to preventing falls and subsequent disabling injuries. Maintaining balance is as important as maintaining flexibility, core strength and mobility and is vital to maintaining optimal health and wellness.

Pre-registration for the three-part Improving Your Balance program is required. For additional information or to register, call 845-786-4617.