August 15, 2008
MARSHALL MEDICAL CENTER BEGINS FREE COMMUNITY WELLNESS PROGRAM
LEWISBURG, Tenn. – Marshall Medical Center (MMC), an affiliate of Maury Regional Hospital, presents Healthy Lifestyles, a series of free wellness programs, to benefit the community. The series kicks off on August 28 at 11:30 a.m. at the Lewisburg Recreation Center.
Kim Hill, director of physical therapy at MMC, will present “Fit and Balanced,” a seminar and demonstration on balance training and its importance in decreasing injuries. “Balance is the ability to control and maintain your body’s position as it moves through space. If you’ve twisted your ankle repeatedly, feel unsteady walking outside in the yard, or have fallen, this program is for you,” said Hill.
Falls are the leading cause of fatal and nonfatal injuries to
older people in the United States, according to the
American Association of Orthopedic Surgeons. Each year,
more than 11 million people older than 65 years of age
fall. This is one of every three senior citizens. However,
senior citizens aren’t the only people at risk.
Diabetes and heart disease affect balance, as do problems
with circulation, thyroid or nervous systems. Users
of multiple prescription and over-the-counter drugs
are also at risk. Treatment of the injuries and complications
associated with these falls are said to cost the United
States $20.2 billion annually.
The program will take place at 11:30 a.m. on August 28 in the Lewisburg Recreation Center. The public is invited to attend this event. A free lunch will be provided. Reservations must be made by August 25 by calling MMC at 359-6241.