EMILY POPOFF, PT, DPT
Director of rehab
Doctor of Physical Therapy,
University of Southern California, 2013.
Bachelor of Arts,
University of Notre Dame, 2008.
Clinical Instructor for Doctoral Physical Therapy Residents/Interns University of Southern California
Dr. Emily Popoff earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Pre-Medical Studies from the University of Notre Dame in 2008. After spending her undergraduate years learning the importance of social justice and responsibility Emily spent the next two years with Americorps, volunteering with at-risk youth in Southern California. Emily returned to school after her service was completed and in 2013 she earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Southern California. While at USC she participated in nutrition and physical wellness counseling to low-income families in East Los Angeles and created training programs for athletes participating in the Special Olympics. She also participated in the creation of an ACL tear risk assessment and prevention program for use by youth sports teams.
Upon graduation Emily began working in Orange County where she gained a strong manual therapy background and experience in treating patients with various orthopedic and neurological conditions, including sports injuries, post-surgical, Parkinson’s disease, post-stroke, and general overuse injuries. She gained extensive experience in working with patients with low back pain and spine and ribcage dysfunctions. Additional, she also gained experience in treating performing artists, including dancers, musicians, and singers.
Emily has been a member of the American Physical Therapy Association since 2010 and is a member of the APTA Sports Medicine Section as well as a member of the California Physical Therapy Association.
In her free time Emily enjoys trying out different fitness classes, tasting new foods, watching Irish football, reading, going to plays and musicals, and, like any true native Southern Californian, spending as much time as possible at the beach.