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Silver Cross offers health screenings

5/7/2019, 4 p.m.
Silver Cross Hospital offers a variety of health screenings throughout the month of May. Balance enhancement and fall prevention screenings ...

Silver Cross Hospital offers a variety of health screenings throughout the month of May.

Balance enhancement and fall prevention screenings

At The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab at Silver Cross Hospital, physical therapists conduct free screenings year-round to assist with balance enhancement and fall prevention. The 15-minute screening includes a medical history, blood pressure measurements, and balance assessment to identify risk factors, posture, range of motion, strength, static and dynamic balance. Based on the results, therapists may provide recommendations on how to improve balance and reduce the risk of falls and/or a referral for treatment. To schedule a free screening, call (815) 300-6580. All screenings will be held in the Brain and Balance Clinic at 1051 Essington Rd., Joliet.

Blood Pressure Screenings

Silver Cross offers free blood pressure checks daily from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Silver Cross Health Center, 12701 W. 143rd St., Homer Glen. Walk-ins are welcome. For more information, call (708) 364-6337.

Calcium Artery Scorings

Silver Cross Hospital in New Lenox and the Silver Cross Health Center—Homer Glen offer a quick and painless test using a high-speed CT scanner that can measure calcium deposits in the coronary arteries to determine your risk of having a heart attack. Calcium artery scoring is ideal for men over age 45 and women over age 55 who smoke, have high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or a family history of premature coronary artery disease. This scan is available for a fee. Call (815) 300-7076 for an appointment.

Postnatal Physical Therapy Screenings

The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab at Silver Cross offers free postnatal physical therapy screenings for women six weeks to one-year post-delivery and who are experiencing pelvic or perineal pain, urinary or fecal incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse or separation of the abdominal muscles. Screenings take place at the Silver Cross Health Center, 12701 W. 143rd St., Homer Glen. During the 15-minute exam, a new mom’s birthing history and current problems will be reviewed. Posture, core and pelvic strength will be screened. To schedule a confidential appointment, call (815) 300-6288.

Sleep Disorders Assessment

Having trouble sleeping? Silver Cross Sleep Disorders Center offers a free online risk assessment at www.silvercross.org/sleepdisorderscenter.

Stroke Risk Assessment

Each year, nearly 800,000 Americans suffer a new or recurrent stroke. That means on average, a stroke occurs every 40 seconds. Find out if you are at risk and what you can do to prevent a stroke from occurring by taking the Silver Cross Neuroscience Institute’s free stroke risk assessment atwww.silvercross.org/neuro.

Women’s Pelvic Health Consultation

Women experiencing urinary incontinence, urinary urgency and frequency, pelvic pain, bowel incontinence, constipation, or painful intercourse can meet with a physical therapist specializing in pelvic health issues at the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab at Silver Cross—located at 1890 Silver Cross Blvd., Pavilion A, First Floor. Our experts offer effective, non-invasive solutions to treat conditions that affect the body’s pelvic structure that can cause pain and loss of function affecting every aspect of life. To schedule your 15-minute complimentary consultation, call 815-300-7110.