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LIFE Center

Lifelong Improvement through Fitness and Education

Physical activity is a crucial part of a healthy, happy, and independent life. But nearly half of all adult Americans living with disability get no aerobic physical activity, which translates to being three times more likely to have heart disease, stroke, diabetes, or cancer. Physical activity is also important for mental and emotional well-being, offering a chance to focus on ability rather than disability.

The Easterseals LIFE Center is about helping people to experience LIFE - Lifelong Improvement through Fitness and Education. Through recreational activity, education, programs, and research the Easterseals LIFE Center will support children and adults with disabilities on their journey toward independence.

Including recreational opportunities, a state-of-the-art accessible fitness center, and research and clinical trial opportunities, the Easterseals LIFE Center will offer essential services to improve the physical and mental well-being of people with disabilities in order to support a more vibrant and healthier lifestyle.

The LIFE Center houses the Fit Ability Program, the Spinal and Neuro Recovery Program, and an Outpatient Rehabilitation Facility. For more information on any of our LIFE Center services, contact: (512) 615-6800 or LIFE@eastersealstx.org. Need a form to send in? Jump to common forms for download.

 Fit Ability Program

The goal of the Fit Ability program is for people with physical disabilities to live as healthy of a life as possible through physical fitness, sports and recreation to achieve their full potential. The Fit Ability program will have a trained staff member and the exercise equipment is wheelchair-friendly to meet clients’ fitness needs.

In collaboration with St. David’s Rehabilitation Hospital, the Easterseals Fit Ability program includes a state of the art, highly accessible fitness center. Formerly part of the St. David’s Wheelchair Fitness Center, the Fit Ability Fitness area is located at Easterseals Central Texas office at 8505 Cross Park Drive, Ste. 120, Austin, Texas 78754. For a map, click here.

For more information, contact Jeff Hammen, LIFE Center Program Manager at 512-615-6814 or jhammen@eastersealstx.org.

Fit Ability Program Hours of Operation (no appointment needed)

Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 10:00AM until 2:00 PM, and 3:00PM until 7:00PM
Tuesday and Thursday from 9:00AM until 2:00PM, and 3:00PM until 6:00PM.

Fit Ability hours of operation

The Fit Ability equipment is available without an appointment

 Spinal and Neuro Recovery Program
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As part of the Easterseals LIFE Center, the Spinal and Neuro Recovery program is an intensive exercise-based program designed to assist those with Spinal Cord Injuries to help them achieve personal goals of independence and mobility, live a healthy, active life and gainer greater confidence.

Certified Personal Trainers who specialize in the field of Spinal Cord Injuries work with clients to create individualized exercise plans.

To set up an appointment for our Spinal and Neuro Recovery Program, call 512-615-6848 or email LIFE@eastersealstx.org.

 Outpatient Rehabilitation FacilityClaudia Rehab 2

The Outpatient Rehabilitation Facility serves clients aged 3 to 21, as well as audiology for clients of all ages. Our highly skilled team of licensed professionals work together to create, implement, and coordinate and address a variety of medical diagnoses and special needs. Easterseals Central Texas has been one of the leading providers of rehabilitation services and is one of only two Comprehensive Outpatient Rehabilitation Facilities (C.O.R.F.) in Travis County.

Medical Rehabilitation services include:

To schedule an appointment for rehabilitation, have your doctor fax a referral to: (512) 476-1638
Please use our form: 
Click here to download an Outpatient Rehabilitation Referral

Audiology Services

To schedule an appointment for hearing aids we will need the following: 

1. Referral, must be signed by an MD or DO.  If patient is under the age of 18 years, signature is required from an Ears Nose & Throat doctor (ENT)  Click here to download an Audiology Services Referral

2. Physicians Examination Report. Click here to download the Physicians Examination Report (PER)

3. Audiogram (Hearing test) or Auditory Brainstem Response (ABR) from your audiologist.

Once we have your complete referral, we will contact you for initial contact information.  Please allow us to obtain for authorization from your insurance before we contact you to schedule your hearing aid evaluation. 

For more information on our medical rehabilitation services contact: (512) 615-6843 or send an email to ggautier@eastersealstx.org or LIFE@eastersealstx.org

To setup a rehabilitation appointment, have your doctor fax a referral to: (512) 476-1638

 Common Forms for Download

Click here to download an Outpatient Rehabilitation Referral
Click here to download a Physicians Examination Report (PER)
Click here to download a Lost or Damaged Instrument Claim Form
Click here to download a HIPAA release form

Easterseals Central Texas accepts a wide range of private insurance plans, as well as Medicaid, Medicare, and other sources of public funding. Click here to see a list of plans for which Easterseals Central Texas is a preferred provider (PDF link already in place).

Clients who are uninsured or underinsured may qualify for our sliding fee scale program. Thank you to St. David's Foundation for their partnership with our sliding fee scale program.

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