Physical Therapy Functional Performance Lab

What is the PT Functional Performance Lab?

A Physical Therapy Functional Performance Lab run by Doctor of Physical Therapy students and faculty at Samuel Merritt University in Oakland, California.

  • A free rehabilitation experience for individuals with a diagnosed neurological condition
  • A student-run program, supervised by faculty in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at Samuel Merritt University
  • Committed to serving the East Bay community, focused on improving quality of life

About the Program

6 Visits Total

  • 1st visit: Examination
  • 2nd-5th visits: Treatment
  • 6th visit: Home Program Instruction, Discharge

Services Offered

  • Sessions provided by DPT students, supervised by faculty
  • Computerized balance assessment
  • Vestibular training
  • Functional training
  • Environmental assessment
  • Coordination with outside services for equipment, as needed
  • Personalized Home Exercise Program

To Be Eligible You Must

  • Have a documented neuromuscular disorder (Stroke, Parkinson’s Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Spinal Cord Injury, Post-Polio Syndrome, etc.)
  • Commit to attending all 6 sessions, to be held on Monday afternoons
  • We are accepting clients on a first come, first serve basis        

To enroll, please contact:

Jason Hardage, PT, DPT, DScPT, Associate Professor
Samuel Merritt University, Peralta Pavilion 3708
450 30th St., Oakland, CA 94609
(510) 869-6511 extension 4367


Check out the SMU DPT Program's Flickr photostream for more photos of SMU DPT students and faculty working in the PT Functional Performance Lab!

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