Bodies In Balance: Dizziness – Orthostatic Hypotension/Medications
Friday, August 18
Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast
7800 U.S. Hwy 98
Miramar Beach, Florida 32550
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, August 18 at 11 a.m.
Moskal will discuss the different types of dizziness, causes, prevention as well as treatment options. Dizziness is common in older adults and has diverse causes. The diagnostic process must distinguish between otologic, central, medical, and psychogenic etiologies. Medications must be used with greater caution in older adults as they may be more sensitive to side effects. Vestibular physical therapy is often helpful and can be utilized in many situations.
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 to seminar attendees 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.
For more information about Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast, please visit www.sacredheartemerald.org.