Mercy Offers Balance Screening

Apr 23, 2010

Mercy Offers Balance Screening

Topic: Mercy Health Center of Tuscarawas County Offers FREE Balance & Strength Screenings May 11 | Contact: Cindy Hickey

 

Tuscarawas County, Ohio: Did you know that more than one third of adults 65 and older fall each year in the United States? These falls are the leading cause of injury deaths in older adults and are the most common cause of nonfatal injuries and hospital admissions for trauma. Are you concerned that you, or a loved one, might be at risk for falls and injuries? Mercy Health Center of Tuscarawas County will be holding a FREE Balance Screening on Tuesday, May 11th from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
 
Scheduled by appointment only, these screenings will be conducted by Mercy fitness specialists, physical therapists and physical therapist assistants.  Screenings include blood pressure checks, oxygen saturation levels, pulse, grip strength testing, balance testing and strength testing. For more information, or to schedule your FREE screening, call Mercy Physical Therapy at 330-365-5101.
 
Mercy Health Center of Tuscarawas County is located at 1031 West High Ave., New Philadelphia, and offers a STATCARE Immediate Care Center, Work Health & Safety Services, laboratory, physical therapy, cardiac diagnostics, fitness/massage services, and a full line of radiology services.   
 
Mercy Medical Center, a ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System, operates a 476-bed hospital serving Stark, Carroll, Wayne, Holmes and Tuscarawas Counties and parts of Southeastern Ohio. It has 620 members on its Medical Staff and employs 2,500 people. Mercy operates outpatient health centers in Carrollton, Jackson Township, Lake Township, Louisville, North Canton, Plain Township and Tuscarawas County. A Catholic hospital, Mercy Medical Center upholds the mission and philosophy of the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine and continues to be responsive to the needs of the community. For more information, see cantonmercy.org.
 
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