Brooks expands popular balance clinic

Submitted Photo “They made therapy fun and interesting with lots of encouragement and support,” Donna Heister, Silver Creek.

Due to increasing popularity, the Brooks Balance Clinic now accommodates a greater number of participants at its new location at the First United Methodist Church of Fredonia, 25 Church Street. More room means no more wait lists for this in-demand class.

As we age, issues such as vision or inner ear problems, osteoporosis, and weakened muscles can throw us off balance. A simple fall can potentially lead to broken bones that may ultimately impact a senior’s independent lifestyle. Learning how to balance the body with proper exercises can help prevent a trip to the emergency room, or at worst….a life-changing injury.

To help seniors stay balanced, Brooks Physical Therapy Department offers a periodic Balance Clinic with staff specially trained and certified in balance and vestibular issues. The popular program consists of ten sessions aimed at providing participants with the right tools and activities to improve coordination and postural control.

Beginning Tuesday, Oct. 10, the next clinic meets twice weekly on Tuesdays and Thursdays from noon to 1 p.m. for five consecutive weeks through Nov. 9. Cost is $13 each day attended or $130 for all 10 classes, and no physician referral is required.

For more information or to register, visit or call 363-3092.