For Immediate Release: April 29, 2016
Eric Cardin, SCPT Executive Director, 508-389-9912
WESTBOROUGH _ Residents of The Villages of Walker Meadow, an Active Adult community in Westborough, congregated in the Community Club House for an interactive program delivered by South County Physical Therapy, Inc. (SCPT). This presentation focused on preventing falls through achieving better balance, and follows a winter seminar presented by SCPT to help residents stay safe and active during cold-weather months.
The program was presented by SCPT’s Executive Director Eric Cardin and Physical Therapist and Assistant Director of SCPT’s Oak Street Practice, Matthew Read. The event drew a crowd of twenty 55+ aged participants who received information and exercise demonstrations to help strengthen their balance. Residents stood on one foot to gauge their level of balance, an activity that can be done at home to track progress. For additional assistance, or to develop a tailored treatment program, residents are encouraged to connect with SCPT to schedule an appointment.
“We were thrilled to be invited back to Walker Meadow to present a second program. Sharing our knowledge and inspiring wellness throughout the community is important to our practice, and to us as individuals,” said Cardin.
South County Physical Therapy, Inc. utilizes the renowned MEEKS method to combat the progression of decreased bone health, and to reduce the risk of falls and fractures—an injury which causes over 700,000 hospitalizations per year, and is the most common cause of traumatic brain injuries, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The most problematic fracture seen by healthcare providers in those over the age of 65 is a hip fracture, 95% of which are caused from sideways falls. Hip fractures pose a challenging recovery process, and often prevent patients from living independently.
“Many seniors hope to maintain independence throughout their lifetime and stay in their homes, where they are most comfortable. The best ways to realize these goals are to proactively manage healthcare needs through a well-balanced diet and regular physical activity, which helps to strengthen the body and boost balance,” said Read.
SCPT is committed to enhancing the lives of their patients and the community-at-large. For information on scheduling SCPT for an educational program, please call PENTA Communications, Inc. at 508-616-9900, extension 116.
For 30 years, South County Physical Therapy, Inc. has been dedicated to providing its patients with quality, personalized rehabilitative care in an environment that is safe, comfortable and compassionate. As a privately owned company, the organization has given back to numerous charitable organizations in the communities it serves, and seeks to make a difference in promoting wellness and health awareness. The company offers six locations in Central Massachusetts that include: Auburn, Charlton, Millbury, Westborough (East Main Street and Oak Street) and Worcester. For more information, visit www.southcountypt.com.
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