Rehab is hosting a health fair featuring various tests and
screenings from noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday in the ALMH Rehab department.
"We usually do something internally to celebrate National
Physical Therapy Month," says Alyssa Schmidt, senior physical
therapy assistant who helped organize the fair. "This year we wanted
it to be more global, something to benefit the community."
Some of the tests that will be available during the health fair
are body fat analysis, vascular testing (ABI screening), Proprio
5000 balance testing, nutrition screening, compression stocking
fitting and proper shoe fitting, to name a few.
Dietitians will be available to answer questions, and the Running
Center in Springfield will offer a wet fit test, which will
recommend the proper running shoes.
The Proprio 5000 machine will be available for balance
screenings. This technology is used in many types of rehabilitation
therapies and can help anyone who is struggling with balance issues.
"Anybody can come and see what their balance is like, but it's
especially useful for the elderly who might be a fall risk," Schmidt
Reservations are not required, and anyone is welcome to attend.
[Text from file received
from Abraham Lincoln Memorial