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PHL (V) Balance and Fall Prevention: How to Stay Upright in a Topsy Turvy World Sept 20, 2023

Balance and Fall Prevention:
How to Stay Upright in a Topsy Turvy World

Wednesday, September 20, 2023
7:00pm to 8:30pm Eastern
Virtual Event

Members: $12    Non-Members: $20

What exactly is "balance"? 
Can we improve it?  Are there ways to reduce the chance of falling?

The answers are "YES and YES!"

Getting older shouldn't mean we give up the activities we enjoy or lose our independence, but there is no denying our balance changes as we age.  We need to adapt!

In this interactive program, Carol Wimmer, Physical Therapist, will explain the elements of balance and the roles that our vision, sensation, strength and flexibility play in keeping us upright.

She will help you identify where your weaknesses lie and discover ways to lessen your risk of falling.  You are welcome to participate in simple balance testing exercises, so please wear supportive shoes and have a sturdy chair nearby.

Carol Wimmer began her physical therapy career in Tulsa, Oklahoma, working with people recovering from strokes, spinal cord injuries and head injuries.  The next 5 years were spent in Australia, treating primarily a geriatric population in various settings (and traveling!). 

She landed in Pittsburg, Kansas 30 years ago and has been a clinician, administrator and most recently a retiree!

Wednesday, September 20, 2023, 7:00 PM until 8:30 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) (UTC-05:00)
Videoconference information will be provided in an email once payment is received.
Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
Marsha Yankelev
Event Contact
Open to All
Registration is required
Payment In Full In Advance Only
This event will be recorded. All registrants will receive a copy of the recording.
Cancellation Policy:
If you are a member and cancel your registration before the specified deadline, you will receive a full refund as a credit to your account. You can use the credit to pay for another event or put it toward your annual dues payment. Non-members will receive a refund on their credit card, minus a $4 processing fee.

No refunds are available to members or non-members after the cancellation deadline.