Physical Therapy and Other Ancillary Services


Physical Therapy

UCSF Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science

Services include: General physical therapy, Neurorehabilitation, and others.

Address: 1500 Owens Street Suite 400

               San Francisco, CA 94158

Tel: 415-353-7598

Fax: 415-353-9554

UCSF PhysFit Health and Wellness Center

Bakar Fitness & Recreation Center, Mission Bay Campus

Services include: Tailored programs (BalanceFit, NeuroFit, BrainFit, Brain and Physical Fitness) for patients with Parkinson's disease, gait training on a body weight supported treadmill system, opportunities to participate in exercise research for Parkinson's disease, and others.  Dr. Nancy Byl, licensed physical therapist and widely-recognized researcher, brings a research component to this practice, including a focus on neuroplasticity. Services at the Wellness Center may not be covered by insurance. 

Address:  1675 Owens Street

                San Francisco, CA 94158

Phone: (415) 514-4816

Fax: (415) 514-4817

Email: [email protected]

Speech and Swallowing 

UCSF Voice and Swallowing Center

Services include: Programs designed for people with Parkinson's disease (e.g. Lee Silverman voice treatment)

Voice Pathologist:

Sarah L. Schneider, MS, CCC-SLP

Click on link: For more information on scheduling an appointment

Address:  2330 Post Street, 5th Floor

                San Francisco, CA 94115

Phone: (415) 885-7700

Fax: (415) 885-7800

Remember to ask for the instructor above when calling to schedule an appointment.


UCSF Nutrition Counseling Clinic

Registered dietitians at the Parnassus and Mount Zion campuses provide nutrition counseling for patients with Parkinson's disease that focuses on best practices for this disease.


Mary Ellen Di Paola, RD, CDE, IBCLC (Mount Zion Campus)

Melody Champagne, RN (Mount Zion Campus)

David Besio, MS (Mount Zion Campus)

To schedule an appointment: 

Please call (415) 353-2291, and request the dieticians above.

Integrative Medicine

UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine

Individual services that may be helpful for living with Parkinson's disease include:

Integrative medicine consultation, Acupuncture and traditional chinese medicine, Integrative psychiatry and psychotherapy, Guided imagery, Therapeutic massage, and Ayurveda consultation.

Group Programs that support movement and healthy living include: 

Tai Chi, Yoga, and Ayurveda.

For more information, please visit their website (link above) or contact their clinic. 

Address:  1701 Divisadero Street, Suite 150

                San Francisco, CA 94115

Phone: (415) 353-7700

Email: [email protected]