UCSF Heritage Circle Celebrates Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences

December 12, 2023
On October 27, 2023, the UCSF Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences took center stage at the biannual UCSF Heritage Circle luncheon. Hosted by Chancellor Sam Hawgood at the Above the Rim Room at the Chase Center, the event celebrated the department's commitment to advancing the...

Year in Review 2023: Expanding Horizons

November 15, 2023
Thanks to the exceptional learners, educators, researchers, clinicians and staff in our department, we have experienced another year of substantial growth and achievement:

Empowering Patients and Redefining Identity Through Neuro PT

November 15, 2023
Dr. Dien’s research on virtual reality has shown promise in helping to treat people with motion sensitivity

DPT Student Takes Part in Inaugural Interprofessional Collaboration Program

October 05, 2023
Health is multifaceted so our solutions should be just as multifaceted. Sophia Sears Student, UCSF/SFSU Graduate Program in Physical Therapy

Christopher DaPrato, PT, DPT Featured in New York Times Discussing Fascia

September 21, 2023
Our Senior Physical Therapist Christopher DaPrato, PT, DPT, was featured in a recent New York Times article,

Q&A: Rehab Behind Bars, Alum Shares her Experience Working at San Quentin

September 08, 2023
Tianna Meriage-Reiter, DPT, graduated from the UCSF/SFSU DPT Program in 2007. After working in a variety of settings, including running her own independent physical therapy practice, she decided to take a job as a physical therapist at San Quentin State Prison. Dr. Meriage-Reiter is also a board...

Class of 2026 White Coat Ceremony

August 30, 2023
Join us to celebrate our newest UCSF/SFSU Doctor of Physical Therapy Class of 2026 at their White Coat Ceremony! This special occasion signifies their entrance into the physical therapy profession and transition into clinical studies.

Education Staff Team Wins Award from Academy of Medical Educators for Exemplary Service

August 24, 2023
Congratulations to the Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science education staff team for winning the 2023 Jaclyn Witte Boyden Staff Team Award from the Haile T. Debas Academy of Medical Educators at UCSF. The team includes:

DPT Learner Georgina Janet Orozco Wins Rizing Tide Foundation Crest Scholarship

August 22, 2023
Georgina Janet Orozco, a learner in the UCSF/SFSU Graduate Program in Physical Therapy, has been awarded the full Crest Scholarship from the Rizing Tide Foundation, an organization dedicated to creating a more racially diverse and inclusive physical therapy workforce.

UCSF-Morehouse Summer Research Training Program Gains Momentum, Wins UC Funding

August 09, 2023
(from left) DPTRS Professor and Vice Chair for Research Richard Souza, PT, PhD, with Morehouse College mentees, Rodney Gross and Darius Ragland.