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Amy Pomrantz, PT, DPT, OCS, ATC


Associate Professor of Clinical Physical Therapy


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


Outside of her teaching duties, Dr. Amy Pomrantz practices at USC Physical Therapy and is a board-certified orthopedic clinical specialist and a certified athletic trainer. She specializes in the treatment of orthopedic conditions, sports-related injuries and pain management. She also teaches in the division and participates in clinical education.

Dr. Pomrantz co-directs two courses in the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program, including Therapeutic Application of Physical Agents and Differential Diagnosis in Physical Therapy. In addition to teaching, she works as the academic coordinator of clinical education, assisting with the clinical education of DPT students. She is also a faculty mentor in the Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency program and Sports Physical Therapy Residency program.

She is a member of the orthopedic section of the American Physical Therapy Association and is active in the California Physical Therapy Association, both as a member of the Government Affairs Committee and in the Greater Los Angeles District, where she holds multiple positions. She is also a member of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association.

  • Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency, University of Southern California
  • Doctor of Physical Therapy, University of Southern California
  • Bachelor of Science, Biochemistry, University of California-Los Angeles

Journal Articles

  • Kulig K, Reischl SF, Pomrantz AB, Burnfield JM, Mais-Requejo S, Thordarson DB, Smith RW: “Non-operative management of tibialis posterior tendon dysfunction using orthoses and resistive exercise: a randomized clinical trial.” Physical Therapy, 89:26-36, 2009.
  • Kulig K, Pomrantz AB, Burnfield, JM, Reischl, SF, Mais-Requejo, S, Thordarson, DB, Smith, RW: “Non-operative management of posterior tibialis tendon dysfunction: design of a randomized clinical trial (NCT00279630),” BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders. 7:49, 2006.


Book Chapters

  • Pomrantz AB and Sebelski CA. Chapter 15 – Case Demonstration: Chest Pain. In: Davenport TE, Kulig KK, Sebelski CA, Gordon J, Watts HG, editors. Diagnosis for Physical Therapists A Symptom- Based Approach. Philadelphia: F.A. Davis Company; 2013: 261-268.
  • Pomrantz AB and Landel R. Chapter 2 – Upper Cervical Spine Clinical Decision Making. In: Sueki D, Brechter J, editors. Orthopedic Rehabilitation Clinical Advisor. Missouri: Mosby; 2010: 67-82



  • Pomrantz AB, Reischl S, Requejo S, Burnfield J, Kulig K: “Long-term effectiveness of progressive resistive exercise on posterior tibialis tendon dysfunction: a randomized clinical trial.” Proceedings of the Combined Sections Meeting, APTA, San Diego, CA, 2006, Journal of Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy, 36(1): A54, 2006.