Posts made in August, 2013

Like Sports? Volunteer in Sports Physical Therapy

Posted on Aug 28, 2013

ngSummer often means more baseball games, ultimate frisbee matches and early morning fun runs—but it can also mean more injuries.

Help patients recover from sports injuries by volunteering at Alta Bates Summit Medical Center in sports physical & hand therapy.

Volunteer Opportunities in Oakland

Go to “Sports Physical & Hand Therapy” volunteer opportunities or contact our Alta Bates Summit Volunteer Department programs:

Collegiate Volunteer Program
Phone: 510-204-2032

Adult Volunteer Program
Phone: 510-204-1695

For a list of a wide variety of volunteer opportunities, please visit the Alta Bates Summit Volunteer Department webpage.

Berkeley Brain Injury Program Helps Heal

Posted on Aug 22, 2013

side profile of cartoon drawn brainEach year in the United States, millions of people suffer brain injuries. Recovering from a brain injury can take time.

Brain injury program in the East Bay

Our Brain Injury Program  helps patients find healing, opportunity, personal renewal and lasting independence.

For more information, please call 510-204-4406, ext. 3, or access our Brain Injury Program located at the Herrick Campus in Berkeley.

Join a support group

Learn more about the Brain injury life skills support group at Alta Bates Summit Medical Center-Herrick Campus.

August is national neurosurgery outreach month–a time to recognize neurosurgeons, the experts who can diagnose and treat brain injuries. Find an expert near you.




Finger Sprain or Strain: What’s the Difference?”

Posted on Aug 14, 2013

Our hands have more than 30 bones and major joints. So it’s no wonder our fingers are vulnerable to sprains and strains.Two hands: right holding the left hand, showing four fingers of left hand

Sports physical therapy in the East Bay: hand clinic

At Alta Bates Summit Medical Center, our Hand Clinic can help you get back to the life you love. Our certified hand therapists use the latest treatments. For more information, call: 510-204-1756.

We treat all kinds of hand injuries. Some of the most common injuries include: Read More

Help Expectant Moms by Volunteering

Posted on Aug 12, 2013

Volunteers are an important part of Alta Bates Summit. They contribute so much as part of our Pregnant woman in a pink sweater standing with her right side facing the camerateam!

If you’d like to help expectant moms, why not volunteer in our antepartum unit at our Alta Bates Campus (Berkeley)?

East Bay volunteer opportunities: antepartum unit

Every birth and every pregnancy is unique. Sometimes, pregnancies have complications. Our antepartum unit provides exceptional care for expectant moms who need to be admitted to the hospital early. Read More

Heads Up in the East Bay

Posted on Aug 9, 2013

Head injuries are a major cause of visits to the Emergency Department. Getting treated quickly can sometimes mean the differenceBoy heading soccer ball between life and death.

Alta Bates Summit Medical Center helps patients with brain injuries heal through their Brain Injury Program at the Herrick Campus in Berkeley. For more information, please call 510-204-4406, ext. 3, or access our Brain Injury Program in the East Bay. Read More