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 graduate student.

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.

Enrollment Criteria

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 $300 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 $300 with a physician's clearance.