COVID -19 UPDATES: The PhysFit Health and Wellness Center is currently closed to all in-person visits. However, we are hosting remote video appointments and virtual sessions of our group fitness programs. For more information reach out via e-mail at [email protected].
Sponsored by the UCSF Department of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Science
In Partnership with UCSF Campus Life Services Fitness & Recreation
BalanceFit Group is a class that includes balance, strength, coordination, and mental flexibility exercises specifically designed to improve balance confidence.
BalanceFit participants include individuals with a history of:
- High fall risk
- Injury from falls
- Post stroke
- Parkinson's disease
- Vestibular dysfunction
- Traumatic brain injury
- other neurological problems
- Cardiovascular disease (must be cleared by physician)
Note: Participants must have the ability to walk unassisted and must be able to tolerate physical acitivity.
In addition, BalanceFit is offered as one on one private sessions with a physical therapist. The 90-minute evaluation includes an individualized comprehensice fall risk assessment. Continued packages of 30 or 60 minute sessions are available for an individualized and maximally challenging balance program.
Days & Times: Call to inquire
Location: Health & Wellness Center, Bakar Fitness & Recreation Center, 1675 Owens Street, San Francisco, CA 94158
Requirements: Participation is subject to screening by the supervising physical therapist.
Instructor: Erica Pitsch, PT, MPT, DPT is a licensed physical therapist specializing in neurologic physical therapy. Additional instructors are UCSF Physical Therapy Clinicians.
Fee Structure: Call to inquire