Kimiko Yamada, BS

Title(s)Associate Professor Of Clinical Physical Therapy
SchoolHerman Ostrow School of Dentistry of Usc
AddressHRA 102
Health Sciences Campus
Los Angeles CA 90089-9262
Phone+1 323 865 1200
ORCID ORCID Icon0000-0003-0525-2031 Additional info
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    University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CADPT05/2006Doctor of Physical Therapy
    University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HIBS05/1994Biology

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    Dr. Yamada practices at USC Physical Therapy Associates, a faculty practice of the Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy. She specializes in orthopaedic, neurologic, lymphedema, and oncology related disorders. Dr. Yamada is certified by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties as an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist. Dr.Yamada is also a Certified Athletic Trainer and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and the California Physical Therapy Association (CPTA). She is the elected chair of the California Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy Special Interest Group (COMPTSIG).

    Dr.Yamada is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Physical Therapy in the USC Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy. She teaches in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program for content related to oncology curriculum and therapeutic modalities. She has been a guest presenter at the APTA’s annual Combined Sections Meeting and at the International Head and Neck Symposiums. She is an APTA credentialed clinical instructor for physical therapy student interns. She is also a faculty mentor in the Orthopedic Physical Therapy residency program at USC. Dr.Yamada is involved in clinical physical therapy research and has publications related to self-efficacy and low back pain. She is also currently involved in research for lymphedema management and physical therapy after head and neck cancer treatment. She is running the USC Head and Neck Rehabilitation Program with the support of the Head and Neck Support International support group to help un-insured and under-insured patients get physical therapy after cancer treatment. She is also the Healthcare Compliance Liaison representing the Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy.

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