Dr Rode developed an interest in functional movement and rehabilitation during her years as a modern dancer and is currently Physical Therapist and instructor of kinesiology for the Dance Program at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, CA. She has many years of clinical experience in orthopedic physical therapy, working with patients pre and post-surgery and with those who have sustained injuries. She now specializes in dance medicine, orthopedic rehabilitation, and health and wellness, combining her knowledge and skills in physical therapy with her experience in dance, pilates, and other forms of movement re-education. She uses these same skills in her work with fitness clients who are interested in preventing injuries and maximizing their potential for participation in their chosen activity or sport.
Dr. Rode earned degrees in Biology and in Physical Therapy from CSUN and her Doctor of Physical Therapy from Utica College, NY. She is a Certified Sports & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) with the National Strength and Conditioning Association & an AASDN (American Academy of Sports Dieticians and Nutritionists) Nutrition Specialist.
I am dedicated to your health and wellness and am committed to helping you meet your fitness and wellness goals, whether you are in need of physical therapy evaluation and treatment of musculoskeletal injury and pain, dance injury prevention and/or rehabilitation, or health and wellness services, including fitness training and nutritional education.
Whether you're dealing with an injury, preparing for or recovering from surgery, or are seeking information about injury prevention during your professional, work-related, or recreational activities, Physical Therapy will help you meet your goals.
For professional and recreational dancers. Rehabilitate from injury under the care of a skilled professional. Learn to minimize your risk of injury and stay optimally fit and well.
Physical fitness is key to your health and wellbeing. Visit the Health and Wellness Page for information on Fitness Evaluations, Fitness and Pilates Training, and Nutritional counseling.
Please contact us directly with any questions, comments, or scheduling inquiries you may have.
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Flexible hours, including weekends.
IN CALIFORNIA, YOU CAN MAKE AN APPOINTMENT WITH A PHYSICAL THERAPIST DIRECTLY WITHOUT A REFERRAL FROM YOUR DOCTOR.