Health

As with many local tourist attractions, making the pilgrimage across one of the greatest bridges of America’s golden age is something that most residents of our fair city never get around to.

The second-year medical students aren’t the only ones putting in work — and getting worked over — at Kezar Stadium, where first-year UCSF medical student Onur Yenigun leads a tri-weekly workout aimed at strengthening his fellow classmates both phy

For Libby McNiven, a second-year medical student at UCSF, reaching out to a friend to join her for a workout at Kezar Stadium was simply a means of motivating herself to stick to her training regimen.

Are your first steps in the morning painful? Does your heel hurt?  If so, you may have plantar fasciitis, an inflammation of the plantar fascia on the underside of the foot.

Do you smell that? That panic-inducing pheromone that permeates the air of every school campus, sports competition and office building on the planet? Yes, that is the oppressive stench of stress in the air.

Q: Do physical therapists know anything about physical fitness, or do you just teach people how to walk all day?

True or False?  Babies move just like us

False! From the musculoskeletal perspective, babies have a lot of development to accomplish before they are walking like an adult. 

Yes. But they can be painful, and getting a “massage” from a physical therapist (PT) is not the calming experience with music and aromatic lotion you may be hoping for. In PT lingo, a massage is termed “soft-tissue mobilization” (STM) and is applied to a select region of the body, and only when indicated for treatment. In other words, not every knee or hip that walks in the door gets its surrounding tissues mobilized.

There are a lot of wonderful things about the location of UCSF. We are right by multiple Muni lines, we are close to Arizmendi bakery, and we have some of the greatest views in The City.

There are a lot of wonderful things about the location of UCSF.  We are right by multiple Muni lines, we are close to Arizmendi bakery, and we have some of the greatest views in The City.  However, I think one of the best things about our school’s