December 2022 Grand Rounds

Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science Grand Rounds
Tuesday, December 13, 2022, 7:00 AM – 8:00 AM PST


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Christopher DaPrato, DPT, SCS

New Scientific Discoveries in Fascia and Movement

The Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science hosts bimonthly Grand Rounds that is open to all clinicians and researchers interested in the topic of rehabilitation. For our next session, we have invited Christopher DaPrato DPT, SCS, to discuss the topic of New Scientific Discoveries in Fascia and Movement. During the presentation, Dr. DaPrato will share his research that highlights how fascia in traditional anatomy curriculum and functional medicine is often overlooked or disregarded as it relates to MSK force transmission and sensory information from the periphery. New research sheds light on the vital importance of the connective tissue system and its influence of myofascial force transmission, as well as the richness of proprioceptive receptors in the deep fascia. This talk will explore the effects of movement and manual interventions on the tissues responsible for interconnecting the systems of the body.

Session moderated by Cathy Hoang and Richard Souza


Christopher DaPrato, DPT, SCS currently treats professional and NCAA athletes at UC Berkeley, and general population UC San Francisco, while teaching in the Orthopedic Residency for their School of Medicine. He is a strong proponent and educator for manual therapy in sports and has presented evidence informed practices at conferences both nationally and internationally. After receiving his BS in Human Physiology, his Masters in Physical Therapy from Long Beach, and his Doctorate from Temple University, he went on to become Board Certified in Sports through the APTA. His approach to patient care has become a blend of advanced level strength and conditioning with manual techniques, and received his CSCS through the NSCA, and certified as a Performance Enhancement Specialist from the National Academy of Sports Medicine.




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