Should We Redefine Asian American and Pacific Islander?

By Sam Pak, PT, DPT, cert MDT and Alex Dien, PT, DPT on May 01, 2022
The inauguration of Asian American and Pacific Island Heritage Month in the United States ensued from a conversation that Frank Horton, a representative from New York, had with a Capitol Hill staffer, Jeannie Jew, who brought the idea to him over 15 years before it was authorized by former...

Let's Develop a New Generation of Black Physical Therapy Leaders

By Monica Nolte, DPTc and Ashley Omwanghe, DPTc on February 01, 2022
As Black History Month comes to a close, we want to take time to recognize and celebrate the central role Black physical therapists have had in our profession. The contributions of Black physical therapists to the advancement of the profession and rehabilitation services cannot be taken for granted.

Year in Review 2021: Collaborating On Complex Human Movement Issues

January 10, 2022
In 2021, the entire DPTRS team came together to help solve scientific complexities, to educate the next generation of holistic health care providers, and to provide ongoing exceptional patient care during the COVID pandemic.

Reflections on Ableism

By Casey Nesbit, PT, DPT, DSc and Elise Armstrong, PT, DPT on October 01, 2021
During National Physical Therapy Month, physical therapists are highlighted and recognized as a critical health care provider. The Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences  at UCSF recognizes the team effort in providing the highest quality of care to our patients and their...

Physical Therapy at UCSF: Raising the Bar for 75 Years

By Lindsay Boeger and Dana Mathes on December 23, 2020
In the spring of 1945, a cohort of six students became the first to earn a Certificate of Completion in Physical Therapy from the Affiliated Colleges of the University of California in San Francisco. This once-modest program has since evolved into one of the top-ranked physical therapy departments...