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Kelsie Kaiser, PT, DPT, OCS

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Assistant Professor of Clinical Physical Therapy


1640 Marengo Street, HRA 1012,
Los Angeles, CA 90033


Dr. Kelsie Kaiser is an assistant professor of clinical physical therapy at USC Physical Therapy on the Health Science Campus. Dr. Kaiser is a graduate of USC Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy’s doctor of physical therapy program as well as its orthopedic residency program.  During her time as a graduate student, she received the Josette Antonelli Division Service Scholarship, the Order of the Torch, Outstanding Student Leadership Award and the Order of the Golden Cane.

Dr. Kaiser is a board-certified orthopaedic clinical specialist that also focuses her clinical practice on pelvic health diagnoses.  She enjoys treating complex orthopedic and pelvic health diagnoses and utilizes her orthopedic and pelvic health skills to provide a more efficient and effective holistic outcome for patients.  Dr. Kaiser is involved in interdisciplinary collaborations at Keck Medicine at USC, which includes USC Institute of Urology and the Gender Affirming Care Committee, as well as with Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles Gender Affirming Care.  She has presented at local, state and the national levels on various topics in pelvic health physical therapy and orthopedics.  Dr. Kaiser has also held leadership positions at the state level for the Greater Los Angeles District and the California Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy Special Interest Group.

Outside of the clinic she teaches at USC Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy as a course coordinator for Integrated Patient Management Clinical Skills and guest lectures in other courses throughout the three-year program.  She is involved in USC Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy’s orthopedic residency as a primary mentor and also content expert for lumbar spine and sacroiliac joint content.

Overall, as a Michigander she enjoys exploring L.A., trying various breweries, watching football, hiking and playing soccer on the weekends.

  • Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency, University of Southern California, 2018
  • Doctor of Physical Therapy, University of Southern California, 2017
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, Concordia University Ann Arbor, 2013