On July 13, 2018, the physical therapy community said goodbye to a dear friend and alumnus of UCSF/SFSU, Peter I. Edgelow, PT, MA, DPT. Peter earned the reputation as the expert physical therapist in treating patients with Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS). He improved the lives of thousands of patients with intractable pain and inspired physical therapists and others around the world. Peter developed the ENVEST (Edgelow Neurovascular Entrapment Syndrome Treatment) approach, working closely with David Butler and Lorimer Moseley to further refine it.
The annual UCSF Alumni Weekend is this Friday and Saturday, June 1-2! Of the many events taking place, here are just a few:
Dr. Allen To Receive 2018 Alumni of the Year Award on Saturday
Our faces are extremely unique and much of our communication comes from our facial expressions. One nerve provides the innervation to the muscles of facial expression, so when this nerve is injured, as in the case of Bell's Palsy, trauma, or tumor, it can have devastating effects on one's appearance, communication, and self-image. There are very few rehabilitation specialists who work with patients with facial paralysis, and now two of our neurologic clinical specialists, Drs.