Rehab in Motion therapy services offers free balance assessments every Wednesday throughout the month of February from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at its clinic at 41 Birch St.
“About 33 percent of falls are caused by balance and dizziness issues. Another 31 percent are thought to be caused by accident or environment issues,” said Mei Wu, physical therapist and clinical director. “About 60 percent of falls can be prevented. Risk of falling can be lowered with balance screens, classes and environmental changes.”
Wu said the free assessments will be provided in the hopes that the community will learn more about fall prevention, mostly older residents in the area.
Anyone wishing to receive a free balance test is asked to call ahead to reserve a 20-minute appointment. Call Rehab in Motion’s Birch Street clinic at 965- 5200.