Rob Landel

Expert in physical therapy, especially for Parkinson’s disease, and spine and knee injuries

Professor of Clinical Physical Therapy, Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy, Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC


  • physical therapy
  • musculoskeletal disorders
  • spine disorders
  • neck and lower back pain
  • knee rehabilitation
  • Parkinson’s disease rehabilitation
  • vestibular rehabilitation for dizziness and vertigo
  • Pilates

Additional Information

  • Board Certified Specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
  • Catherine Worthingham Fellow
  • Recipient: Excellence in Research Award, California Physical Therapy Association; James Gould Outstanding Teacher Award, Orthopedic Section; Royce P. Noland Award for Outstanding Service, California Physical Therapy Association
  • Member: American Physical Therapy Association, American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists
  • 32 years of PT experience
  • Director of USC’s DPT Program
  • Worked with the US professional beach volleyball tour (the AVP) for over 13 years, and was on the AVP Medical Advisory Board for 7 of those years
  • Worked for USA Beach Volleyball for four years
  • Worked a stint at the USOC Training Center in Chula Vista, where athletes in rugby, rowing, track and field, BMX and archery train.