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Pain is a normal but unpleasant and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage. Pain management at USC is provided by physical therapists dedicated to identifying and treating pain using comprehensive care for patients with both acute and chronic pain.

Our treatment focuses on utilizing current, evidence-based methods in pain science along with physical rehabilitation to improve daily function, increase mobility, minimize and manage pain, and increase strength, stability and flexibility while preventing disease progression.

Our goal is to develop lifelong pain management success for every patient through a multifaceted, comprehensive and patient-centered care plan. Every patient receiving physical therapy from USC’s pain management program receives a detailed evaluation of their medical history and condition, which helps in developing a customized treatment plan.


The pain management program at USC offers a broad array of physical therapy services to treat any condition resulting in pain including:

  • Acute pain
  • Chronic pain
  • Arthritis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Reflex sympathetic dystrophy
  • Complex regional pain syndrome
  • Post-surgical pain syndrome
  • Neuropathic pain
Physical Therapists

Our pain management physical therapy specialists offer the highest level of care by incorporating current best practices with current literature and clinical expertise to provide customized care for each patient.

Aimee Diaz, PT, DPT, SCS, ATC

Lori Ginoza, PT, DPT, NCS

Daniel Kirages, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT

Justin Lantz, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT

Yogi Matharu, PT, DPT, OCS

Erica Sigman, PT, DPT, OCS

Jonathan Sum, PT, DPT, OCS, SCS


Location and Hours

Physical therapy for pain management is offered at the following locations:

USC Physical Therapy at the Health Sciences Campus

USC Physical Therapy at the University Park Campus