Bellin to offer free balance, dizziness assessment

10/06/2008

GREEN BAY — Bellin Health will hold a free balance and dizziness screening from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 9, in the Physical Therapy department of the Green Bay Health & Athletic Performance Center, 1630 Commanche Ave., Green Bay.

Individual consultations will help educate participants about potential causes of dizziness and how to decrease their risk of falling. A cardiovascular nurse, physical therapist and pharmacist will use basic techniques to determine balance and strength, identify other potential causes for dizziness and offer treatment suggestions. Appointments are required for the one-on-one assessments.

Symptoms of balance disorder or dizziness include vertigo, disorientation, loss of balance and lightheadedness. Causes include illness, medical conditions and medication, among other things.

Screening participants are encouraged to wear comfortable shoes and bring their current medications or a listing of them.

For more information, or to register, please call (920) 445-7373 or (888) 758-7373.