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“Bodies In Balance: Bone Health and Osteoporosis Management” Topic of Sacred Heart Seminar June 22
Posted: 6/13/2018

MIRAMAR BEACH, Fla. (June 13, 2018) – Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast will host a class on the benefits of strength exercise to improve bone health on Friday, June 22 at 11:00 a.m. at Somerby Assisted Living in Santa Rosa Beach. Presenting the class are Leslie Moskal, Doctor of Physical Therapy and Chuck Kuebler, Physician Assistant with Sacred Heart Hospital.

Moskal and Kuebler will speak on bone health and fragility fracture risks – covering ways to improve bone health through strength exercise and diet and discuss risk factors related to lifestyle, medications, smoking and osteoporosis. Attendees will learn to identify the signs and symptoms of a fractured hip and discuss post fracture concerns; decreased mobility/strength, pain management, risk of infection, increased fall risk, pneumonia risk, blood clots, and fall prevention strategies to reduce fracture risk.

Information on the Bodies in Balance Fall Prevention Program at Sacred Heart, Wellness Program and aquatic, strengthening and balance classes offered through Sacred Heart Rehabilitation will be shared. These classes are available to the public.

Rehabilitation Services at Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast provide the expertise to properly diagnose and manage 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 at a new location at Somerby Assisted Living, 164 W. Hewett Road, Santa Rosa Beach, 2nd Floor Conference Rm. 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 Hospital and Providence Medical Group 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.



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