In a recent news release, Helen Hayes Hospital headquartered in West Haverstraw, NY, reports that it will be hosting a Community Health Forum in recognition of National Physical Therapy Month, November 6. The event is free and open to the public and will be held from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm in the hospital’s Noyes Conference Center.

Held annually in the month of October, National Physical Therapy Month is intended to highlight the key role physical therapists and physical therapy assistants play in transforming patients’ lives. More than 88,000 physical therapists and assistants serve patients nationwide, the release says, assisting them in achieving the best life possible through the restoration or improvement of bodily movement.

The release states that the HHH National Physical Therapy Month Community Health Forum will follow up National Physical Therapy Month by providing a variety of services and assessments. These include posture assessments and exercise tips to improve postural strength and balance, information about the Medical Alert System, tips about improving balance and functional mobility for individuals with Parkinson’s, as well as cane and walker height assessments. Additionally, information about local senior exercise programs and home safety assessment questionnaires and tips to make homes safer and prevent falls will be offered.

For more information, community members can call (845) 786-4617.

Source: Helen Hayes Hospital