Move Better, Feel Better: What Can Physical Therapy Do For You

Tuesdays, April 25 – May 30, 2017
7:00 to 8:30 pm
UCSF’s Parnassus Campus
School of Nursing Building, Room 225
513 Parnassus Avenue
Course# MLL17021

Course Chairs

Lowen Cattolico, PT, MS, OCS
Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy (WOS), Assistant Director Outpatient Rehabilitation, UCSF

Andrew Lui, PT, DPT
Associate Professor of Physical Therapy; Vice Chair for Clinical Services, UCSF

Betty Smoot, PT, DPTSc
Associate Professor of Physical Therapy; Vice Chair for Academic Programs, UCSF

Course Description

Many conditions, such as low back pain, dizziness, and osteoarthritis have been shown to respond as well or better to physical therapy than medications or surgery! Physical therapy often complements these interventions and offers far fewer side effects. Learn how physical therapists develop treatment plans and implement techniques that improve movement, reduce pain, restore function, and help prevent future injury in individuals of all ages and in many settings. Taught by experts from the UCSF Faculty Practice in Physical Therapy, this course will highlight the wide variety of medical conditions that physical therapists can effectively treat using the latest research and proven approaches to ensure positive outcomes.

Course Topics

Lecture Schedule

Download Program at a Glance (.pdf)

April 25, 2017
Title: Train the Brain: Exploring the Brain- Body Connection in Neurological Rehabilitation
Catherine Printz, PT, DPT, NCS and Monika Patel, PT, DPT, NCS

May 2, 2017
Title: When Your World Spins Out of Control: How Your Inner Ear and Brain Work Together for Perception, Balance, and Movement | Download Slides
Erica Pitsch PT, DPT, NCS and Heather Bhide, PT, DPT, NCS

May 9, 2017
Title: Getting Under Your Skin:  The Role of Fascia in Movement and Function | Download Slides
Christopher Daprato, PT, DPT, SCS and Kenneth Leung, PT, DPT

May 16, 2017
Title: Back to Basics: Guidelines For a Healthy Spine | Download Slides
Stephen Baxter, PT, DPT, and Dean Yamanuha, PT, DPT, OCS

May 23, 2017
Title: Rebooting Pelvic Health: Staying Continent and Pain-Free
Bevin Daniels, PT, DPT, OCS, Nikita Shah PT, DPT, OCS, and Kavita Mishra, MD

May 30, 2017
Title: “Too Fit to Fracture”: Guidelines for Skeletal Health and Aging | Download Slides
Wendy Katzman, PT, DPTSc, OCS

Registration Fees

General Public:
1 Course: $75
** 2 Courses: $130
** 3 Courses: $185
** Single Session: $15

** UCSF Faculty and Staff:
1 Course: $60
2 Courses: $100
3 Courses: $140
Single Session: $10

$30 per series (with valid student ID at check-in)
** Single Session: $5


** To register, call (415) 476-5808