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Free Falls Screening and Prevention in McDowell County

Community Health And Mobility Partnership, CHAMP, offers for free falls screening and preventions each month at the McDowell County Senior Center. Once a month, the McDowell County Senior Center hosts a group of volunteer physical therapists (PT), PT faculty from NC universities, PTAs, nurses, EMTs, speech therapists, and students in these disciplines to provide free falls screening.

Following the screening, participants are given recommendations to reduce their falls risk, including Otago exercises prescribed by the PTs and PTAs on site that day. Participants return monthly or bi-monthly for check-ups and to progress exercises as needed.

The McDowell County Senior Center website has more information, including how to sign up:

Gabrielle Scronce, PT, DPT                
Phone Number:   (919) 451-1753