Clare Frank, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT

Adjunct Professor, Department of Physical Therapy
Director, Postprofessional Clinical Fellowship in Movement and Performance
Phone: (626) 815-6000
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Biography

Clare Frank, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT, is a clinical instructor for the Spine Rehabilitation Fellowship program at Kaiser Permanente, Los Angeles, and the director of Azusa Pacific’s Postprofessional Clinical Fellowship in Movement and Performance. She was part of the medical team for the 2009 World Figure Skating Championships in Los Angeles, and has been on the injury prevention and rehabilitation team for the National Training Center in Beijing, China, since 2010. Frank is a certified instructor for Janda’s Approach to Musculoskeletal Pain Syndromes, and Kolar’s Approach to Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization. She has presented at state and national conferences, teaches in the U.S. and internationally, and co-authored Assessment and Treatment of Muscle Imbalance: The Janda Approach (Human Kinetics, 2010). Her clinical career has been greatly influenced by Shirley Sahrmann, PT, Ph.D., and the Prague School of Manual Medicine faculty, namely the late Vladimir Janda, MD, D.Sc., the late Karel Lewit, MD, and Pavel Kolar, PT, Ph.D. She completed the Kaiser Permanente orthopedic residency program in 1993 while working on her master’s degree.

Education

  • DPT, Western University of Health Sciences
  • M.S., Physical Therapy and Biokinesiology, University of Southern California
  • B.S., Physical Therapy, Northern Illinois University

Academic Area

  • School of Behavioral and Applied Sciences
    • Department of Physical Therapy