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We specialize in sports rehabilitation and treatment of sports-related injuries, combining state-of-the-art technologies and evidence-based treatment approaches, from high-level functional training, to hands-on manual therapy, to sport-specific training.

Our physical therapists have extensive training both on the field and in the clinic. Our therapists are board certified in orthopedic physical therapy and sports physical therapy, along with being certified athletic trainers.

We treat athletes from the high school level through the professional ranks, and work closely with the sports medicine and orthopedic physicians at USC and in the Greater Los Angeles area.


We offer physical therapy services for the following sports-related injuries:

  • Muscle/tendon strains
  • Rotator cuff tendinitis
  • Tennis and golfer’s elbow
  • Iliotibial band syndrome
  • Jumper’s knee
  • Achilles tendinitis
  • Bursitis
  • Joint/ligament strains
  • Instability
  • Patellofemoral syndrome
  • Meniscal injuries
  • Ligament injuries
  • Ankle sprain

We also offer treatment for:

  • Post-operative care
  • Sport-specific training
  • Plyometric training
  • Overuse injuries



Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy

Physical Therapists

Our faculty are Doctors of Physical Therapy and most are either board certified orthopedic or sports clinical specialists. These dynamic clinicians are also integrally involved in teaching and research within our No. 1 ranked physical therapy doctoral program, and have established local and national reputations as leaders in clinical physical therapy care.

Aimee Diaz, PT, DPT, SCS, ATC

Sophia Gonzalez, PT, DPT, SCS, ATC

Jesse Grullon, PT, DPT, ATC, SCS, CSCS

Kenneth Kim, PT, DPT, OCS

Robert Landel, PT, DPT, OCS

Justin Lantz, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT

Yogi Matharu, PT, DPT, OCS

Brian McNeill, PT, DPT, OCS

Lori Michener, PhD, PT, ATC, SCS, FAPTA 

Shannon Plosser, PT, DPT, SCS, ATC, CSCS

Robert Santana, PT, DPT, SCS

Erica Sigman, PT, DPT, OCS

Jonathan Sum, PT, DPT, OCS, SCS

Anna Suskin, PT, DPT, SCS, CSCS

Andrew Tai PT, MPT, ATC

Jena Van Loo, PT, MPT

Kimiko Yamada, PT, DPT, OCS, ATC


Location and Hours

Physical therapy for sports rehabilitation is offered at the following locations:

USC Physical Therapy at the Health Sciences Campus

USC Physical Therapy at the University Park Campus

Keck Hospital of USC