Clare Frank, PT, DPT, MS
Dr Frank was born and raised in Malaysia where she found her passion in sports. She started competing at the age of 10 and went on to win several state and national competitions in badminton. Shortly after representing Malaysia in the International Women’s Uber Cup in 1981, she left for the United States to pursue her education as a physical therapist. While at Northern Illinois University, she earned All American honors and the distinguished Broderick Award in Badminton. Her experience in competitive sports and training has set the backdrop for her keen interest in the movement system and its relationship with musculoskeletal pain syndromes,
Dr. Frank received her physical therapy degree from Northern Illinois University. She completed the Kaiser Permanente Orthopedic Residency program in 1993 while working on her Master of Science degree in Physical Therapy & Biokinesiology at University of Southern California. She then went on to receive her post-professional doctorate degree from Western University of Health Sciences, Pomona, California in 2003. She is a board-certified specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy (OCS) and a fellow in the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy (FAAOMPT). Her clinical career has been greatly influenced by Shirley Sahrmann PT, PhD, and the Prague School of Manual Medicine faculty, namely, the late Vladimir Janda MD, DSc, the late Karel Lewit MD and Pavel Kolar PT, PhD.
Dr. Frank practices in Los Angeles, California. She currently serves as the Program Director of Azusa Pacific University Clinical Fellowship in Movement & Performance as well as clinical instructor for the Spine Rehabilitation Fellowship at Kaiser Permanente, Los Angeles. She served on the medical team for the 2009 World Figure Skating Championships held in Los Angeles, and injury prevention & rehab team for the Chinese Olympic National Training Center in Beijing, China (2010-2016). Dr. 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 both state and national conferences. She currently teaches in the U.S. and internationally and has co-authored “Assessment and Treatment of Muscle Imbalances: The Janda Approach”.
Clare Frank DPT, MS, OCS, FAAOMPT