Lori Michener, PhD, PT, ATC, SCS, FAPTA

Professor of Clinical Physical Therapy
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(323) 224-7070




Mailing Address:

1540 E. Alcazar Street, CHP155, Los Angeles, CA 90089

Current Research:

Professional Interests
Dr. Michener's research characterizes the biomechanics of musculoskeletal shoulder pain, diagnosis and treatment of shoulder and cervical pain, clinical trials investigating optimal treatment strategies for shoulder and cervical disorders, and the use of patient-rated outcomes measurement tools to assess health related quality of life. She is the Director of the COOR (Clinical biomechanics and Orthopedic Outcomes Research) Laboratory. As the Director of Clinical Outcomes and Research, she directs the development, collection, and analysis of patient-rated outcomes and the process of care in the USC Physical Therapy Associates Clinics, and serves as a resource for clinical research.
  • Ph.D.Orthopaedic Physical Therapy (2001); MCP Hahnemann University, Philadelphia, PA. 
  • M.Ed. Athletic Training (1985); University of Virginia, Charlottesville,VA. 
  • B.S. PhysicalTherapy (1988); SUNY at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY. 
  • B.S. General Studies(1984); Lock Haven University, Lock Haven, PA. 
Selected Publications