NeuroFit

Sponsored by the UCSF Department of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Science
In Partnership with UCSF Campus Life Services Fitness & Recreation

In basic and clinical research studies, individuals with neurological disease and injury have responded positively to learning based exercises programs to maintain cardiopulmonary fitness and maintain and facilitate maximum neural recovery and function. This exercise program emphasizes gait training on a body weight supported treadmill system, flexibility, strengthening, endurance, posture and balance.
 

NeuroFit participants include individuals with a history of:

  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Post stroke/CVA
  • Parkinson's disease
  • Vestibular dysfunction
  • Traumatic brain injury

NeuroFit includes access to specialized equipment:

  • Alter G
  • Vasper
  • Body weight support harnesses
  • Balancemaster
  • Robotic rehabilitative devices

NeuroFit participants may also be intersted in:

  • BalanceFit
  • BrainFit
  • Robotic Rehab

All program participants are eligible to receive a special membership offer for enrollment at Bakar Fitness and Recreation Center.

Days & Times: Flexible, Contact us for schedule

Location: Health & Wellness Center, Bakar Fitness & Recreation Center, 1675 Owens Street, San Francisco, CA 94158

Signed Registration Form, Release Agreement and Intake Forms: are required before beginning participation. As a safety precaution, all participants must be able to stand independently. Participation is subject to screening by the supervising physical therapist. Clients also need to request their physician to provide clearance for exercise.

Instructor: Nancy Byl, PT, PhD, FAPTA, and Erica Pitsch, PT, MPT, DPT, NCS, are licensed physical therapists in the Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science. Dr. Byl’s research interests involve both basic science and clinical research. She is collaborating in research on neuroplasticity with Michael Merzenich in the Keck Center for Neurosciences.

Fee Structure: Call to inquire