On-Campus Balance and Gait Intervention Program
The Department of Physical Therapy offers an 8 week
community-based intervention program for people with gait, balance,
or mobility problems. This program was developed to train graduate
Physical Therapy students in the assessment and treatment of people
with these types of disorders. The program is overseen by
core-faculty members from the Physical Therapy Department and
clinicians from the community. Our graduate Physical Therapy
students are given an opportunity to learn with hands-on
opportunities as they assess and treat people that enroll in the
program. Students and faculty discuss each client's impairments and
develop an individualized treatment plan that is carried out by the
This program is offered during the academic year and runs for eight weeks on Monday and Wednesday between the hours of 9 AM to 12 noon and 2 PM to 5 PM. Clients are scheduled for one hour sessions, two times per week with a specific graduate Physical Therapy student. During the Fall Semester, the program runs from mid to late September and ends mid to late November. During Spring Semester, the program runs from the beginning of February to mid to late April. Specific dates can be obtained on the application form. Clients may self refer or be referred by a physician and/or a physical therapist.
1) physician's clearance
2) Balance or gait problem
3) Able to ambulate with or without an assistive device
4) able to pay a fee of $250 for the 8 weeks
If interested, please contact the Gait, Balance and Mobility Center at (559) 278-4148 or the Department of Physical Therapy at (559) 278-2625. Or, complete the application and physician's clearance below and fax to (559) 278-3635. Attention: Toni Tyner. Cost is $250 with a physician's clearance.
- Enrollment Application: Please contact the Physical Therapy Department at (559) 278-2625 or email the Department.
- Physician's Clearance Form