Our passion is to keep seniors active and
enjoying life, free from the debilitating effects of a fall.
People with balance and dizziness problems can
have difficulty performing the simplest tasks: getting out of a chair, walking
through a house, shopping for groceries. The
good news is we can help!
At Kaweah Delta, our balance and fall prevention program aims to help people
compensate for this loss or imbalance within the vestibular system.
This exercise program is designed by specially-trained therapists and
provides personalized treatment for each patient which includes:
- Information about
- Exercises and
activities to perform during therapy and at home
- Tips to increase
safety and independence at home, work and in the community
and body mechanics training
- Referrals to other
healthcare professionals if needed.
Medicare covers Balance and Fall Prevention. To make an appointment with a specialist at
Kaweah Delta, patients need a doctor's referral.
This program is offered at the following locations:
Fall Prevention Resources
Have you fallen in the last six months? Or, do have trouble with tripping, swaying, stumbling, and dizziness?
A Free Balance Screening. Free 15-minute balance screenings are offered from 2-3 p.m. every 3rd Wednesday of the month at Therapist Specialists. Interested? Call 624-3700 to schedule an appointment.
A Balance Evaluation. Go to the following Physical Therapy locations for a thorough evaluation and treatment of your balance. Insurance covers physical therapy treatment for balance.
Kaweah Delta Rehabilitation Hospital, 840 S. Akers St., Visalia
Exeter Therapy Specialists, 1131 W. Visalia Road, Exeter
Outpatient Rehabilitation Services, 840 S. Akers St., Visalia
Therapy Specialists, 1337 S. Lovers Lane, Visalia
Dinuba Therapy Specialists, 355 Monte Vista, Suite C, Dinuba
Additional Community Resources
Tai Chi Classes. Research has shown that Tai Chi reduces falls up to 67% and can help with balance.
Take a class at:
820 S. Akers St., Suite 200
Offerings: Beginning and advanced classes.
Cost: $7.50-$10 per class
Visalia Senior Center
310 N. Locust St., Visalia.
Offerings: Through the City of Visalia Recreation Department
Cost: $5 (morning) to $6.50 (evening)
The Lifestyle Center
5105 W. Cypress Ave., Visalia
Offerings: Steady Steps Class, a class focused on balance and coordination. Sit-N-Be Fit Class, a group exercise class where participants sit in a chair and improve strength and flexibility.
Cost: $15, non-members; free, members.
215 W. Tulare Ave., Visalia, CA 93277
Offerings: Club 50 is a senior fitness program operated by The Lifestyle Center of Visalia and overseen by an exercise physiologist. The program runs Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Boys and Girls Club of the Sequoias. Program offers weight room, treadmills, and Sit-N-Be Fit class and a low impact aerobics class.
Empowerment for Better Living Workshops
Offerings: Workshops for people with chronic illness or family/friends of a person with a chronic disease interested in learning how to live a healthier life. Includes fall prevention tips and better balance exercises.
Info: 624-2416 or www.kaweahdelta.org/livebetter