Dr. Michael Wong holds a full time appointment as an Associate Professor at Azusa Pacific University, teaching in the specialty areas of Modalities, Therapeutic Exercises, Orthopedic Physical Therapy, Evidence Based Practice, Diagnostic imaging and Medical Screening. He is a residency and fellowship trained orthopaedic clinical specialist. He currently lectures for the Southern California Kaiser Permanente Orthopaedic Fellowship and Sports Rehabilitation Program and the University of Southern California (USC) Spine Fellowship.
He is the author of Pocket Orthopaedics: Evidence based survival guide and has presented nationally and internationally on various topics related to manual therapy and movement. He was a keynote speaker at the 2011 Ohio State Physical Therapy Association Annual Conference regarding the latest guidelines: Neck/Shoulder Disorders: Get with the Guidelines and Low Back/Hip Disorders: Get with the Guidelines.
Dr. Marshall LeMoine is a Clinical Specialist II physical therapist at Kaiser Permanente West Los Angeles, where he also acts as clinical faculty in the Kaiser Permanente Southern California Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency program. He is currently the Coordinator for Clinical Education of physical therapy students from 8 Southern California PT schools.
Dr. LeMoine completed a residency and two orthopedic fellowships (Movement Science and Spine) while with Kaiser. Dr. LeMoine is adjunct faculty at Azusa Pacific University, Doctor of Physical Therapy Program, teaching Musculoskeletal PT, with an emphasis on Movement analysis, faults and coordination deficits. Dr. LeMoine currently lives in Marina Del Rey, CA, enjoying weekends outdoors with his beautiful wife Anne, 7 month-old daughter Riley, and their terrific dog Ellie.
Dr. Anne LeMoine graduated with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Azusa Pacific University in 2008. In 2009 she completed the Orthopedic Residency Program at Fortanasce & Associates, followed by the year long Kaiser Permanente Movement Science Fellowship in 2010. She was certified as an Orthopedic Certified Specialist in 2010.
Beginning in 2011, Dr. LeMoine began her teaching experience as an adjunct faculty member at Azusa Pacific University, where she continues to assist with the education of the movement analysis, faults and coordination deficits portion in the Orthopedic section. She also works as a full time Physical Therapist at Kaiser Permanente Long Beach. In her down time, she enjoys participating in triathlons, playing soccer and spending time with her family.
Emmanuel Yung teaches musculoskeletal content as Clinical Assistant Professor, Doctor of Physical Therapy Program and Clinical Faculty, Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Residency Program at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, CT. He has been a practicing physical therapist for over 24 years. He has 2 published peer-reviewed journal articles and has made 23 peer-reviewed presentations nationally and internationally.
Professional services include: Manuscript Reviewer for Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy (JOSPT); Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) Item Writer, Specialization Academy of Content Experts, American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties; American Physical Therapy Association Orthopaedic Section Education Committee Moderator and Proposal Reviewer; Lead Reviewer for the American Board of Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowship Education; and sits on the Advisory Review Panel of the Research Committee of the American Academy of Orthopaedic and Manual Physical Therapists. In his spare time, he enjoys hiking with his family and their dog in the woodsy trails of New England.
Dr. Dan Farwell graduated with his BS in Physical Therapy from the Loma Linda University in 1981. He received his Masters in Biokinesiology and his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University Southern California in 1999. He was the director / owner of Body Rx Physical Therapy, a private practice, out-patient, orthopedic clinic from 1985 – 2007.
He began his teaching career in 1999, as an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy at the University of Southern California. After several years of developing successful, physical therapy, medical model and wellness clinics, he accepted an offer to join the physical therapy faculty at Azusa Pacific University as a full-time Assistant Professor.
Dr. Farwell is involved with the orthopedic curriculum, and is also a primary instructor in the Administration and Wellness courses. He also works as a part time Physical Therapist at Azusa Physical Therapy Associates, as well as assisting the APU Sports Medicine Department treating orthopedic and sports injury clientele. In hisdown time, he enjoys playing golf, cheering for the “Cougs” and “Trojans”, and spending time with his family.
Dr. Chris Patterson graduated from Azusa Pacific University in 2006 with his Doctorate in Physical Therapy. In 2009 he was certified as an Orthopedic Certified Specialist and has worked in the outpatient orthopedic setting for the last 10 years.
In 2015 Dr. Patterson became a full time assistant professor at Azusa Pacific University and teaches in the physical therapy program specializing in motion analysis, orthopedics, musculoskeletal imaging and kinesiology. He is currently completing a fellowship in lower quarter biomechanical assessment at the Movement Performance Institute in Los Angeles. He is working on his Ph.D in Physical Therapy at Loma Linda University with an emphasis of study on the biomechanics of gait and lumbar spine.
Dr. Patterson has been teaching biomechanics for the past 5 years and applying this knowledge to the assessment and treatment of movement dysfunctions. He regularly attends continuing education courses with an emphasis on movement assessment with courses taught by Dr. Claire Frank and Dr. Chris Powers. He has been a member of the APTA sports section for the past 10 years and works part time at Covina Hills Sports Medicine.
Kathryn Kumagai Shimamura is a practicing physical therapist located in Southern California. She is board certified as a clinical specialist in both Neurology and Orthpaedics with extensive clinical experience in both neurologic and orthopaedic rehabilitation in a variety of settings ranging from acute rehabilitation to outpatient and transitional living centers. She is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists.
She received her BS in Health Science/Physical Therapy in 1989 from California State University Northridge. She received her MS and post-professional DPT in Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy in 2000 and 2001 respectively from the University of Southern California. She is currently an Associate Professor at Azusa Pacific University in the Department of Physical Therapy. She completed the Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Orthpaedic Physical Therapy Residency in 1996 and has remained involved in the Southern California Kaiser Permanente programs as clinical faculty.
For the past decade she has taught continuing education courses on Movement Analysis, Motor Learning, Spine and Shoulder Rehabilitation as part of the curriculum for the Southern California Kaiser Permanente Movement Science Fellowship, Spine Fellowship and Manual Therapy Fellowship. She continues to be involved in the development of programs focusing on movement based therapeutic approaches and is serving as a contributing author for the APTA clinical practice guideline team responsible for establishing the CPG for Post Concussion Rehabilitation.
Rachel Tabak Tran is a neurologic physical therapist at Casa Colina Hospital and Centers for Health Care. She graduated from Northeastern University in 2010 and completed the Rancho Los Amigos/University of Southern California Neurologic Residency Program in 2012. Dr. Tran has taught neurologic rehabilitation at USC and at Azusa Pacific University. In 2015 she was the recipient of the Early Career Award from the Academy of Neurology of the APTA. She currently holds the position of Neuro Clinical Coordinator at Casa Colina’s Azusa Center and is a mentor in the Casa Colina Neurologic Residency Program. In her spare time, Dr. Tran loves cycling, hiking with her husband, and playing basketball.