Associate Professor of Clinical Physical Therapy
1540 Alcazar St., CHP 155, Los Angeles, CA 90089-9006
Daniel Kirages is an associate professor of clinical physical therapy. In clinical practice, he cares for diverse patients, addressing orthopedic and pelvic health disorders. In the classroom, for both the residential and hybrid programs, he serves as course director for integrated patient management clinical skills in the third year of the doctor of physical therapy curriculum.
Dr. Kirages is a board-certified orthopedic clinical specialist and a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists. He is significantly involved with advanced professional education through his teaching and clinical mentorship within the Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency program. He is also a primary faculty member of the USC Orthopedic Boot Camp Series, post-professional seminars that enable participants to attain high-level skills in examination and intervention procedures for common musculoskeletal conditions.
Dr. Kirages researches topics associated with pelvic health, teaches continuing education courses, and gives lectures at a variety of academic institutions and healthcare facilities nationally and internationally.
- Member, American Physical Therapy Association, Orthopaedic and Women’s Health Sections
- Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists
- Member, International Pelvic Pain Society
- Instructor of Clinical Physical Therapy, University of Southern California
- Clinical Faculty – Riverside Physical Therapy Orthopaedic Residency and Spine Fellowship Programs, Grants Pass, OR
Clinical collaborator within the Applied Mathematical Physiology Laboratory (AMPL) directed by Jason Kutch, PhD. In the AMPL we perform basic science and translational research focused on the neural mechanisms for muscle activation, engineering of non-invasive systems to study human motor function and neuromuscular chronic pain disorders.
- Orthopedic Manual Therapy Fellowship, Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles, 2002
- Doctor of Physical Therapy, University of Southern California, 1998
- Bachelor of Science, Exercise Science, University of Southern California, 1994
- Kutch JJ, Yani MS, Asavasopon S, Kirages DJ, Rana M, Cosand L,Labus JS, Kilpatrick LA, Ashe-McNalley C, Farmer MA, Johnson KA, Ness TJ, Deutsch G, Harris RE, Apkarian AV, Clauw DJ, Mackey SC,Mullins C, Mayer EA. “Altered resting state neuromotor connectivity in men with chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome: AMAPP Research Network Neuroimaging Study.” NeuroImage: Clinical. 2015;8(0):493-502.
- Asavasopon S, Rana M, Kirages DJ, Yani MS, Fisher BE, Hwang DH, LohmanEB, Berk LS, Kutch JJ. Cortical Activation Associated with Muscle Synergies of the Human Male Pelvic Floor. The Journal of Neuroscience. 2014;34(41):13811-8.
- Roll SC, Rana M, Sigward SM, Yani MS, Kirages DJ, Kutch JJ. “Reliability of Superficial Male Pelvic Floor Structural Measurements Using Linear-Array Transperineal Sonography.” Ultrasound in medicine & biology. 2015;41(2):610-7.
- Parekh AR, Feng MI, Kirages D, Bremner H, Kaswick J, and Aboseif S: “The Role of Pelvic Floor Exercises on Post-Prostatectomy Incontinence.” J Urol, 170: 130-133, 2003.