''Bodies in Balance: Risk Factors to Prevent Falls'' Topic of Sacred Heart Rehabilitation Services

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January 08, 2019
“Bodies In Balance: Risk Factors to Prevent Falls” Topic of Sacred Heart Rehabilitation Services Seminar Jan. 18

Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast will host the first in a series of free 2019 health seminars on the topic of fall prevention on Friday, Jan. 18 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Somerby Assisted Living in Santa Rosa Beach.  Speakers at the seminar are Leslie Moskal, Doctor of Physical Therapy and Mary Kay Cattaneo, Director of Rehabilitation Services for Sacred Heart Hospital.
Leslie Moskal will speak on behavioral, home and environmental risk factors associated with falls – covering a variety of topics including; tripping hazards, safety measures, common injuries from falls and the biological risks associated with falls such as; muscle weakness, medication side effects and/or interactions, chronic health conditions, vision impairment, anxiety and fear of falling, as well as activities you can do to help prevent falls from happening.
Mary Kay Cattaneo will share information on the Bodies in Balance Fall Prevention Program available through Sacred Heart and our Wellness Program offering aquatic, strengthening and balance classes offered at Sacred Heart Rehabilitation at Somerby Assisted Living in Santa Rosa Beach. Free balance assessments will be provided at the seminar.
Rehabilitation Services at Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast provide the expertise to properly diagnose and manage your rehabilitation needs. The center also provides specialized care, troubleshooting, and education for patients that have conditions effecting their overall balance and mobility. A multidisciplinary team of physical therapy experts work together to strengthen and preserve mobility while educating the patient and preventing future falls and injuries. 
The free community-education seminar will be held at Somerby Assisted Living, 164 W. Hewett Road, Santa Rosa Beach, 2nd Floor Conference Rm. To register please go online to healthcare.ascension.org/Events or call (850) 278-3600.
About Sacred Heart Rehabilitation Services
Rehabilitation Services at Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast provides the expertise to properly diagnose and manage rehabilitation needs. The center provides specialized care, troubleshooting, and education for patients that have conditions effecting their overall balance and mobility. A multidisciplinary team of physical therapy experts work together to strengthen and preserve mobility while educating the patient and preventing future falls and injuries. 
 
About Sacred Heart Health System
In Florida, Ascension operates Sacred Heart Health based in Pensacola and St. Vincent’s HealthCare based in Jacksonville.  Together, Ascension operates seven hospitals and more than 100 other sites of care, and they employ nearly 10,000 associates. Across the region, Sacred Heart and St. Vincent’s have served North Florida communities for more than 145 years. In fiscal year 2017, they provided $168 million in community benefit and care of persons living in poverty. Ascension (www.ascension.org) is a faith-based healthcare organization dedicated to transformation through innovation across the continuum of care. As the largest non-profit health system in the U.S. and the world’s largest Catholic health system, Ascension is committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, with special attention to persons living in poverty and those most vulnerable. Ascension includes approximately 165,000 associates and 34,000 aligned providers. Ascension’s Healthcare Division operates more than 2,600 sites of care – including 153 hospitals and more than 50 senior living facilities – in 22 states and the District of Columbia. For more information on Sacred Heart Health System, visit www.sacred-heart.org.
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