Music to Their Ears

Violinist Gallia Kastner and Janice Ying over Zoom

When most people envision physical therapy patients, images come to mind of conventional athletes: runners, football players, weightlifters. But what about musicians? Read about how one USC alumna uses physical therapy to help performing artists get their groove back.

Diversity Story Slam

Grace Amoo '16, DPT '19/Photo: Nate Jensen

Revisiting the division’s inaugural Diversity Story Slam, where faculty, staff and students shared five-minute stories showcasing the importance of diversity and inclusion.

The Move to Zoom

Albert Cohen using soup cans as weights
Albert Cohen, 92, uses canned goods instead of weights as part of his Zoom-based physical therapy appointments with Lori Ginoza.

USC physical therapists turn to telehealth options to maintain ongoing treatment for patients sheltering in place during the coronavirus crisis. BY JAMIE WETHERBE MA ’04… Read more »

Life After Prostate Cancer

head and shoulders photo of Richard Johannesen
Photo by Nate Jensen

In honor of National Men’s Health Month, we revisit the story of Richard Johannesen, who, under the care of Daniel Kirages, sought a return to normalcy after successfully battling prostate cancer.

The Smart Squad

portrait of James Finley, Judy Pa and Sook-Lei Liew

Meet the division faculty members, leading innovative studies using virtual reality to treat Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and stroke as part of the USC SensoriMotor Assessment and Rehabilitation Training in Virtual Reality Center (SMART-VR Center).

Commencement Celebration 2020

Graduation caps with motion blur.

On Friday, May 15, we celebrated the remarkable accomplishments of our graduating Class of 2020. Click here to watch the virtual ceremony.

A Seamless Transition

DPT@USC’s hybrid pathway eased the transition to online instruction during COVID-19. BY MICHELLE McCARTHY April 15, 2020 “I’d be lying if I told you I… Read more »

Protecting the Protectors

PT Sarah Greytak examines arm of patient
Photo by Brian Weister

Sarah Greytak learned to think outside of the box at USC. Now she’s putting her physical therapy skills to unexpected-but-much-needed use within the Denver police and sheriff’s departments.

Boy, Interrupted

hudson stimmler portrait

A rare inner ear disorder kept Hudson Stimmler bedbound for days on end. After surgery, a USC physical therapist helped him get back on his feet.