Skip to main content

Nancy Byl, PT, PhD, FAPTA

  • University of California, San Francisco
  • Department of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Science
  • Box 0736
  • San Francisco, CA 94143-0736
  • Tel: (415) 514 4816      
  • Fax: (415) 502-0323

Professor and Chair Emeritus, UCSF, Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science, School of Medicine

Education & Training

  • Physical Therapy BS Degree: UC San Francisco, 1963
  • MPH Degree: UC Berkeley, 1968
  • PhD: Special Education :UC Berkeley/San Francisco State University, 1985

Special Interests

  • Focal dystonia
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Stroke
  • Repetitive strain injury
  • Aging
Dr. Byl collaborates with neuroimaging researchers, medical specialists, neurosurgeons and neuroscientists in animal, clinical and community based research.  She is particularly interested in the outcomes of learning based sensory, cognitive, motor and aerobic exercise programs for patients who are aging and those with dystonia, stroke, head injuries and neurodegenerative impairments (e.g.  Parkinson’s Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis). Dr. Byl is also committed to collaboration with other universities and private corporations to translate technology such as bodyweight supported treadmill systems, robotics and exoskeletons into clinical practice. Dr. Byl provides physical therapy services to patients with disorders of movement at the UCSF Physical Therapy Health and Wellness Center at Mission Bay.