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.
Core faculty member Dr. Sarah Pawlowsky and alumna Dr. Emily (Hellmuth) Noonan (Class of 2011) taught a community workshop at the Spring Convention for the Northern California Association of Mothers of Twins Clubs in Burlingame on April 21. Both Dr. Pawlowsky and Dr. Noonan are mothers of twins, and have been part of the San Francisco Parents of Multiples Group, which hosted the convention. The workshop, “Strengthen Your Core and Pelvic Floor So You Can Play More,” educated participants on the importance of regaining control of their core and pelvic floor muscles post-partum, and gave Drs.
Erica King was presented with the Employee of the Year Award at the Jewish Vocational Service (JVS) Strictly Business recognition ceremony on May 3, 2018.
Grace Wang, a third year Doctor of Physical Therapy student, completed her UCSF Pathways to Discovery in Global Health program with a presentation at the 2018 UCSF Inquiry Symposium. She presented her poster entitled Program Assessment of Rehabilitation Training for Home-Based Palliative Care Community Health Workers in Rural Malawi.