Health

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

The Mission Bay campus, with its inviting green spaces and futuristic buildings, is an urban oasis rising amid the concrete and gravel of its immediate surroundings.  However, only once you’ve been to the fourth floor of the Bakar Fitness Center w

Lyme disease is a cruel illness, brought on in the United States by a spiral-shaped bacterium called Borrelia burgdorferi and usually transmitted to humans and animals by the bite of infected ticks.

San Francisco is a city of many charms, one being the accessibility of nature.  Most people rave about Muir Woods or Mt.