CentraState’s Function for Life2019-03-26T16:50:31-04:00

Balance and Mobility Screening Lets You Know Where You Stand

How well does your body function for your age? If you are a little behind now, how will you be in 10 years? Come for a free screening to discover how you can improve your overall function for years to come. A free screening at CentraState offers:

  • Free mobility and memory testing to let you know how you are aging including GPCOG cognitive assessments, Alzheimer’s screening, grip strength test, functional reach test, sit to stand test, and gait speed test
  • Ability to compare your body function score to others in your age group
  • Resources and advice on how to improve overall body function and prevent debility
  • Insight into age matched scores to determine where you stand against the norm
  • Cognitive and memory recommendations and referrals if needed

Why Should I Be Concerned About These Assessments?

GAIT SPEED: Studies have suggested that slower gait speeds can indicate poor health and function. Walking requires energy and places demands on multiple organ systems including the heart, lungs, circulatory and musculoskeletal systems. A slowing gait may be an indicator of functional slow down or increased aging. We can help measure your gait and let you know where you stand against your age group

GRIP STRENGTH: Grip strength is a quick indicator that has been shown to correlate with overall strength. A low handgrip strength has been consistently linked to premature mortality, disability and other health complications in middle aged and older adults. Why not get it checked now for free?

SIT TO STAND TESTING: A 30 second sit-to-stand test assesses the functioning of your lower extremity strength. By identifying weaknesses early, we can help you discover ways to strengthen your back, hips and legs and improve your overall ability to do the things you love by increasing your strength.

FUNCTIONAL REACH TESTING: The functional reach test measures your ability to stay stable during forward reaching tasks. It is a simple test of balance that can be used to identify people who may be at risk for falling while reaching. A low score can predict individuals who have poor mobility skills and may need assistance with everyday tasks.