Lyssa Cleary, DPT
Doctor of Physical Therapy
Board Certified Orthopedic Specialist
Dr. Lyssa Cleary grew up on the east coast living in both New Jersey and Maryland before she graduated from the University of Virginia with a B.A. in English. After working in advertising sales post-graduation, she changed careers to pursue her passion for physical therapy at the University of Southern California. She received her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from University of Southern California in 2014. Working at USC Physical Therapy Associates, Dr. Cleary continued her professional development by completing the one-year USC residency program in Orthopedics. In addition to treating patients with orthopedic pathologies, she has experience working with patients with neurological conditions such as Parkinson’s Disease and Multiple Sclerosis. She has specialized experience working as part of an interdisciplinary medical team for the treatment of patients with migraines and chronic headaches. She has completed multiple continuing education courses on a variety of topics such as spinal manipulation, the analysis and treatment of running, treatment of the athlete’s and swimmer’s shoulder, and analysis, treatment, and taping techniques of the foot and ankle. In her free time, Dr. Cleary enjoys playing tennis, running, going to concerts, travelling, and being active outdoors.
I concentrate on retraining the mind and body through manual interventions and exercise focused treatment in order to both restore and optimize mechanically sound movement patterns so that my patients can return to doing the activities they love without pain. By sharing knowledge and educating my patients, I empower them with the resources they need to continue to return to their favorite activities without recurrence of their symptoms.