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“Bodies In Balance: The Truth About Falls” Topic of Sacred Heart Rehabilitation Services Seminar Feb. 17
Posted: 2/6/2017

MIRAMAR BEACH, Fla. (Feb.2, 2017) – Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast will host a seminar featuring Leslie Moskal, Doctor of Physical Therapy and Mary Kay Cattaneo, Director of Rehabilitation Services for Sacred Heart Hospital, on Friday, Feb. 17 at 11a.m.

Leslie Moskal will speak on the importance of fall prevention and rehabilitation – covering a variety of topics including, fall statistics, why older adults fall, common injuries from falls, medications that increase the risk of falls, medications that increase risk of Osteoporosis, postural hypotension, home environment risk factors, preventing hip fractures, treatment and prevention, what activities you can do to help prevent falls.

Mary Kay Cattaneo will share information on the Bodies in Balance Fall Prevention Program available at Sacred Heart and our Wellness Program offering aquatic, strengthening and balance classes offered at Sacred Heart Rehabilitation at Somerby Assisted Living in Santa Rosa Beach. Free balance assessments will be provided after the seminar.

Rehabilitation Services at Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast provide the expertise to properly diagnose and manage your rehabilitation needs. The center also provides specialized care, troubleshooting, and education for patients that have conditions effecting their overall balance and mobility. A multidisciplinary team of physical therapy experts work together to strengthen and preserve mobility, while educating the patient and preventing future falls and injuries.

The free community-education seminar will be held in the hospital’s Resource Center, Suite 3 Conference Room. Call (850) 278-3600 or (877) 416-1620 to register.

About Sacred Heart Health System
On the Gulf Coast, Ascension operates Sacred Heart Health System based in Pensacola, Fla. and Providence Health System based in Mobile, Ala. Together, these Ascension healthcare facilities have served Gulf Coast communities for more than 160 years and they employ more than 6,600 associates. Across the region, Ascension provided more than $113 million in community benefit and care of persons living in poverty in fiscal year 2016. Ascension is a faith-based healthcare organization committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, with special attention to persons living in poverty and those most vulnerable. Ascension is the largest non-profit health system in the U.S. and the world’s largest Catholic health system, operating 2,500 sites of care – including 141 hospitals and more than 30 senior living facilities – in 24 states and the District of Columbia. For more on Sacred Heart Health System, visit www.sacred-heart.org.

About Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast
Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast is a 76-bed community hospital located in Miramar Beach, Fla., that offers comprehensive healthcare for emergency care, cardiovascular care, cancer care, obstetrics, surgery, orthopedics and spine care. Since opening its doors in January 2003, Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast has been recognized five times as one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals for patient satisfaction by Truven Health Analytics. Sacred Heart Medical Group offers physician offices for a variety of specialties across the area. For more information, visit www.sacredheartemerald.org.



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