Noriko Yamaguchi, PT, DPT, CSCS, GCS

Instructor of Clinical Physical Thearpy
Yamaguchi, Noriko




Mailing Address:

1640 Marengo Street, Los Angeles, CA 90033

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Professional Interests

Dr. Noriko Yamaguchi is a physical therapist practicing at USCPhysical Therapy Associates on the Health Sciences Campus, thefaculty practice for the USC Division of Biokinesiology andPhysical Therapy. She specializes in treating patients withorthopedic and neurologic disorders, cancer treatment relatedimpairments, vestibular dysfunction, and balance and gaitimpairments. Dr. Yamaguchi is a member of the Orthopedic Sectionand the Geriatrics Section of the American Physical TherapyAssociation and a member of the National Strength and ConditioningAssociation. She is a Certified Strength and ConditioningSpecialist and a Certified Kinesio Taping Practitioner. 

Dr. Yamaguchi is an Instructor of Clinical Physical Therapy in theUSC Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy. She teaches inthe Doctor of Physical Therapy program within the TherapeuticExercise curriculum. She is the course director for Special Topicsin Therapeutic Exercise (PT 530b), and coordinates the CommunityExercise Program at the faculty practice. She is also involved withguest lectures and laboratory sessions in topics including theassessment and exercise prescription for the balance impairedpatient and lymphedema evaluation and treatment. 

• University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA; Doctor of Physical Therapy, 2008
• University of California, Los Angeles, CA; Master of Arts, Biology, 1999
• Smith College, Northampton, MA; Bachelor of Arts, Biology, 1996
Selected Publications

Yamaguchi N, Trautz R. (2015) StudentPhysical Therapists Can Play a Positive Role in the Health andWell-Being of Community Dwelling Older Adults: A CaseReport. GeriNotes. 22(1):12-16.



Jordan T, Uyeshiro A, Yamaguchi N.  (2014)Case report: Using an interdisciplinary, individualizedhealth and wellness program to address gait and balance impairmentsin persons with multiple sclerosis. International Journalof MS Care. 16(4):209-210.


Yamada K, Yamaguchi N, Perdomo M, Sinha U.(2014) Head and neck cancer rehabilitation: a pilot andfeasibility program CombinedSections Meeting, American Physical Therapy Association, Las Vegas,NV.  February 2014


Yamaguchi, NDistribution ofscores on clinical movement screen examinations in a population ofhigh school female volleyball players Combined SectionsMeeting, American Physical Therapy Association, Nashville,TN.  January 2008



Yamaguchi, N. Prevalence of injuryin elite male Ultimate players: missed opportunities in sportsrehabilitation?  California Physical TherapyAssociation Annual Conference, Pasadena, CA.  PosterPresentation.  September 2015