Free Bone Health and Falling Risk Prevention Event to Feature Critical Information in Preventing Leading Cause of Injury-Related Deaths for People 65 and Older, For Joplin MO and the Entire Four State Area
Most people are aware that injuries from falling are common for the “elderly.” What most people don’t know is that there are proactive steps people 50 and older can take to increase bone health and decrease the risk of falling – the leading cause of death from injuries among people 65 and older. The numbers are startling, with one-fourth of seniors dying within six months of fracturing a hip in a fall. Other than death, the profound effect of falling injuries often results in the deterioration of the function necessary for independent living.
FREE Bone Health and Falling Risk Prevention Event
As part of Ortho Four States’ Mission to Restore Quality of Life, all are invited (bring your parents and grandparents too!) to this free event to educate the community about simple steps to proactive Bone Health and Falling Risk Prevention. Our presentation will cover risk factors and the high-tech, easy, and painless testing available to assess the risk of falling, as well as the clinics offered that promote bone health and prevent fall-related injuries among adults 50 and older.
Hors d’oeuvres and sandwiches will be available during the presentation, which covers our Fall Assessment Clinic, Bone Health Clinic, Physical Therapy, and Aquatic Wellness Program, and features speakers:
- Doctor J. Christopher Banwart discussing Osteoporosis/Osteoarthritis
- Doctor Brian J. Ipsen discussing Stenosis/Falls
- Physical Therapist Al Siguenza discussing Vertigo/Balance/Falls Treatment
Directly following the presentation, there will be a Q&A session. Attendants will also be able to see our high-tech VNG goggles used to test balance, and tour our state-of-the-art Physical Therapy and Aquatic Rehabilitation Center, with two Hydroworx therapy pools.
Thursday September 28, 2017 – 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Orthopaedic Specialists of the Four States’ (Ortho Four States) Nationally Recognized
Physical Therapy and Aquatic Rehabilitation Center | 444 Four States Drive, Galena, KS 66739 | 417.206.7846 | Toll Free: 877.783.4441
We are conveniently located only minutes from downtown Joplin, MO, within our full-service and easy-access Orthopedic, Spine, and Sports Medicine facility. We serve the entire Four State Area of Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma with a patient-first approach to world-class care. Learn More: Ortho4States.com