Kathy Doubleday DPT, OCS

Dr. Kathy Doubleday is the co-founder of Physio Ed. and serves as its clinical director.  She graduated from the nationally-acclaimed Physical Therapy Doctorate program at the University of Southern California, scoring many academic awards along the way. She continues to practice physical therapy at her clinic in Ojai, California and remains an advocate for patient rights and access to care. She has the respect of peers, academics, physicians and surgeons for her thoughtful approach and highly successful patient outcomes. 

Academic History

Kathy Doubleday DPT, OCS chose the USC Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy Program for both her Masters and Doctoral Studies. Since its foundation in 1945, the USC Physical Therapy Department has been at the forefront of the most significant advances of the physical therapy profession. The program today is ranked #1 in the country by U.S. News and World Report and continues to be a center of excellence for clinical practice, education, and research in physical therapy. Kathy expanded her relationship with the university through teaching, publishing medical papers, and as a contributing author to a doctoral textbook.

  • BS in Physiological Science, UCLA 1993
  • Masters in Physical Therapy, USC 1995
  • Doctor of Physical Therapy, USC 2004
  • Residency in Orthopedics, USC Faculty Practice 2001
  • Clinical Instructor for USC Doctoral Program, 2004- 2008

Awards and Scholarships

  • Veteran Affairs Scholarship Award for Academics
  • USC Graduate Recognition Award for Exceptional Students
  • USC Golden Cane Award for Distinguished Students, 1995
  • APTA Rising Star Award
  • USC Golden Cane Award for Distinguished Students, 2004


Treatment of Testicular Pain Using Conservative Management of the Thoracolumbar Spine: A Case Report; Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation pg 1903-1905 Dec. 2003

Influence of Patellofemoral Bracing on Pain, Knee Extensor Torque, and Gait Function in Females with Patellofemoral Pain; Physiotherapy Theory and Practice pg 143-150 May 2008

Chapter 13: Posterior Thoracic Pain; Diagnosis for Physical Therapists: A Symptom-Based Approach, c.  2012