Brooks Hospital Physical Therapy Department to offer balance clinic

Submitted Photo Donna Heister attended one of the programs at Brooks Hospital’s Physical Therapy Department and said, “They made therapy fun and interesting with lots of encouragement and support.”

To help seniors in the community stay balanced, the Brooks Memorial Hospital Physical Therapy Department offers a periodic Balance Clinic with staff specially trained and certified in balance and vestibular issues. The popular program consists of 10 sessions aimed at providing participants with the right tools and activities to improve coordination, strength and postural control.

The sessions are for older adults with issues such as vision or inner ear problems, osteoporosis, and weakened muscles which can throw one off balance. Chances of falling are greatly diminished through interventions that help seniors remain independent and live longer, fuller lives.

This sessions may help prevent a trip to the emergency room, or even a life-changing injury. Beginning this Tuesday, April 3, the clinic will be offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays, noon to 1 p.m., for five consecutive weeks through May 3. Participants learn fun exercises in a supportive environment at First United Methodist Church of Fredonia, 25 Church St., Fredonia. Cost is only $13 for each day attended or $130 for all 10 classes. No physician referral is required.

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