The Neuromuscular and Balance Center is a one-of-a-kind rehab and specialized wellness program for Parkinson's patients and those with other neuromuscular disorders, those with balance deficits and anyone at risk of a fall.
The new Center, which opened inside Rehab Services at 1480 Ross Clark Circle, is the first and only program of its kind in the region and also has a wellness component that allows for lifetime maintenance.
The SAMC Foundation gave nearly $180,000 in funding for the new center. Monies are being used for equipment and operations.
"Currently patients with MS, cerebral palsy, Parkinson's, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury and stroke who need specialized and supervised rehab must travel to Birmingham for this type of treatment," said Anthony Eubanks, Rehab Services director. "This center will be extremely beneficial to the people of the Wiregrass."
Erin Keefer, PT, said this program is a successful move toward preventive healthcare. "We have seen lives change. People who have entered the program, have improved balance, walking and their lives," she said.