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 activity.
In addition, BalanceFit is offered as one on one private sessions with a physical therapist. The 90-minute evaluation includes an individualized comprehensive fall risk assessment. Continued packages of 30 or 60 minute sessions are available for an individualized and maximally challenging balance program.
Days & Times: Wednesday: 1:00pm-2:00pm PST | Friday: 12:00pm-1:00pm
Location: Wednesday: Virtual (via Zoom) | Friday: 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, NCS is a licensed physical therapist specializing in neurologic physical therapy. Additional instructors are UCSF Physical Therapy Clinicians.
Fee Structure: Contact us