Dr. Jodi Tam, PT, DPT, Physical Therapist

Jodi Tam earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. She also has a Bachelor of Science in Integrative Physiology degree from the University California. Her special interests include postpartum and pelvic pain therapy and she is working towards completing a Pelvic Rehab Practitioner Certification with Herman & Wallace for treatment of pelvic floor and women’s health conditions.

  • Doctor of Physical Therapy
  • Licensed Physical Therapist by the State of California
  • ATPA/CPTA Member
  • Women’s Health Therapist

Herman and Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute:

  • Pelvic Floor Level 1
  • Pelvic Floor Level 2A
  • Pelvic Floor Level 2B
  • Manual Therapy Techniques for the Pelvis
  • Coccydynia 

University of Southern California

  • Doctorate in Physical Therapy, 2014   

University of California Los Angeles

  • Bachelor of Science in Integrative Physiology, 2011 

What Jodi Has to Say

What sparked your interest in physical therapy?

I enjoy being someone who can empower and educate people to learn about movement, their bodies, and how to take care of them.

What aspect of movement do you find the most fascinating?

Variability. We can achieve the same task in so many different ways using different movement patterns.

Which patients are your favorite to work with?

I love working with patients who are experiencing pelvic floor dysfunctions, specifically urinary incontinence. These patients are extremely motivated and eager to get better and I get to share my knowledge of how the musculoskeletal, reproductive, urinary and bowel systems all come together.  

Additionally, I love working with patients in the 40 to 60-year-old age group. Though often in disbelief, I love reminding people that the body and neuromuscular connections can always adapt, no matter our age.

Tell me about your PT school experience.

I earned my Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Southern California. It was a fresh and new experience filled with knowledge and plenty of hours in the cadaver lab. It was a large program filled with 95 students which meant numerous bodies to practice skills on. All of the faculty were heavily involved in research and had specialties in various fields, which served as a great resource for me.  

Most of my time was spent at a classmate’s apartment studying, in the cadaver lab, or trying new exercises at the gym. By the end of 1st year, I had been exposed to women’s health and decide to pursue a career blending general orthopedics with pelvic floor therapy. At this point, I knew this was my niche and a specialty that perfectly blended my passions and personal interests.

What certification are you currently working towards?

I am a Women’s Health Therapist with plans to obtain a Pelvic Rehab Practitioner Certification (PRPC) through Herman & Wallace.

Describe your perfect Saturday.

A morning workout, followed by a classic American brunch, reading a non-work-related book by the pool or beach, followed by a nap, window shopping, and ending with ice cream.

What Patients Have to Say About Jodi

“I injured my knee and have been going to PT here for 12 weeks and it is back to 100%! The therapists are fantastic and thorough and the technicians are so helpful! Nina and Chelsea are always so accommodating with scheduling. Jodi, the PT, is especially great, she was so welcoming and every time taught me something new about my injury and recovery process. I highly recommend body gears, I wasn’t sure if I would feel relief or be back to my baseline but my knee is back to 100% thanks to their expertise!

 

– Alex M. (Body Gears Graduate)

What Patients Have to Say About Jodi

“Jodie is friendly and professional and I am healing in your environment. Love you guys!❤️

 

– Body Gears Graduate