Erica Sigman, PT, DPT, OCS

Instructor of Clinical Physical Therapy
Sigman, Erica




Mailing Address:

1640 Marengo St. Suite 102, Los Angeles, CA 90033

Current Research:

1) Determining Validity and Reliability for the Chronic Headache Self-Efficacy Scale (CHASE). 2) Exploration of Mentor Development in Physical Therapy Residency Education

Professional Interests

Dr. Erica Sigman is a physical therapist at the faculty practice on the Health Science Campus for the USC Division of Biokinesiolgyand Physical Therapy. She specializes in treating patients with headaches, temporomandibular joint-related issues, facial pain and weakness, orthopedic disorders, and chronic pain. Dr. Sigman is board certified by the America Board of Physical Therapy Specialties as an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist. She is a member of the Orthopedic Section of the American Physical Therapy Association, and serves as the Chair of the Long Beach South Bay District of the California Physical Therapy Association. She is also a member of the California Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy Special Interest Group.


Dr. Sigman is an Instructor of Clinical Physical Therapy and the Coordinator of the Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency Program at USC. She is a clinical instructor in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program and a primary faculty mentor in the Orthopedic Physical Therapy residency program. She also assists in teaching physical therapy continuing education courses involving the management of temporomandibular joint related disorders and management of the spine with an emphasis on the cervical region. For the Keck School of Medicine of USC, Dr. Sigman is a physical therapy mentor to the physician fellows in the Headache Fellowship. She also serves as a physical therapy mentor for dental residents studying oral medicine with an emphasis on orofacial pain, in the USC School of Dentistry.Recently, Dr. Sigman has joined the Facial Nerve Center at USC and has started a Facial Nerve Re Training class that meets once a month. 

University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA; Graduate of the Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency program, 2010

University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA; Doctor of Physical Therapy, 2009

Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA; Bachelor of Science, Sports Medicine, 2006 
Selected Publications
  • Sigman E, Cleary L, Ginoza L. Development of a self efficacy scale for chronic headache: a preliminary study.Presented at International Headache Congress, May 2015, Valencia,Spain.
  • Ginoza L and Sigman E. Physical therapy management for chronic headaches. International Headache Congress,June 2013. Boston, MA.