Daniel Kirages, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT

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Faculty Profile

Associate Professor of Clinical Physical Therapy



Mailing Address

1540 Alcazar St., CHP 155, Los Angeles, CA 90089-9006

Professional Interests

In clinical practice, Dr. Daniel Kirages cares for diverse patients, addressing orthopedic and pelvic health disorders. In the classroom, for both the residential and hybrid pathways, 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 USC orthopedic physical therapy residency and the USC spine physical therapy fellowship.

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. He also serves on the nominating committee for the APTA Academy of Pelvic Health Physical Therapy.

Professional Affiliations

  • Member, American Physical Therapy Association, Orthopaedic and Women’s Health Sections
  • Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists
  • Member, International Pelvic Pain Society

Faculty Positions

  • Associate Professor of Clinical Physical Therapy, University of Southern California
  • Clinical Faculty
    • USC Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency
    • USC Spine Fellowship

Research Activities

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

See Daniel Kirages’ curriculum vitae (Updated May 2021).

Selected Publications

  • Sandhu, J. S., Breyer, B., Comiter, C., Eastham, J. A., Gomez, C., Kirages, D. J.… & Westney, O. L. (2019). “Incontinence after Prostate Treatment: AUA/SUFU Guideline.” The Journal of Urology, 10-1097.
  • Kirages DJ, Johnson EV. “Pelvic Floor Muscle Rehabilitation to Improve Sexual Function in Geriatric Men.” Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation 32.3: 174-181, 2016
  • 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.
  • 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.