Research Institute of Human Movement: Service Programs

krist1 Santa Barbara Community Physical Rehabilitation

Santa Barbara Community Physical Rehabilitation is dedicated to providing free physical rehabilitation services for the health improvement of underserved people in Santa Barbara, California. We also offer unique education opportunities for student volunteers pursuing a future career in physical rehabilitation.

Please visit the SBCPR website to learn more.


wheelchair2 Santa Barbara Mobility Rx

In partnership with the Visiting Nurses Loan Closet of Santa Barbara, RIHM is facilitating the refurbishment and distribution of wheelchairs and other assistive devices for people who cannot afford to obtain or maintain necessary medical equipment. 

RIHM volunteers clean and fix wheelchairs, walkers, canes, and crutches which would otherwise be discarded. This program helps people who are limited by disability move better.