Professor and Chair Emeritus Dr. Nancy Byl, PT, MPH, PhD, FAPTA, has received the 2017 Charles M. Magistro Distinguished Service Award from the Foundation for Physical Therapy. This award was given in acknowledgment of the many significant contributions Dr. Byl has made to advance physical therapy research throughout her stellar career. Dr.
Dr. Wendy Katzman will be presenting the results of the Study of Hyperkyphosis, Exercise and Function (SHEAF) trial at the APTA Combined Sections meeting in San Antonio, TX. The study was a randomized controlled trial studying the effects of a multi-modal spine strengthening exercise program on Cobb angle of kyphosis in 99 community-dwelling older adults aged 60 years or older.
Health4TheWorld’s mission is to promote better health in parts of the world that lack access using education and innovative technology. Because stroke is such a prevalent health problem worldwide, the members of Health4TheWorld sought to make an app to educate providers and patients on stroke rehabilitation. UCSF clinical faculty member Erica Pitsch, DPT, NCS provided rehabilitation content and exercise selection.