Becca Koppel - PT, DPT
Hometown: Huntington Beach, CA
Bachelor's Degree: Wesleyan University – Double Major in Biology and Mathematics
Graduate Degree: Chapman University – Doctorate of Physical Therapy
Becca is an Orange County native who was born and raised in Huntington Beach, CA. She followed an unconventional path for a Southern California girl and began playing ice hockey at the age of nine years old. She played youth hockey for the Cal Selects, winning a National Championship and playing both with and against numerous girls who went on to play in the Olympics.
Becca was then recruited to play Division III Ice Hockey at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut. While in college, Becca double majored in Biology and Mathematics with thoughts of going to medical school, but eventually decided upon physical therapy instead, due to the ability to interact with and form meaningful relationships with her patients in order to help them achieve their goals.
Prior to seeking her advanced degree, Becca was a head coach within the Lady Ducks club ice hockey organization, coaching teams spanning from 10 and under to 16 and under AAA. The Southern California hockey world is a small one, so she was excited to be able to give back to the community and help girls reach their goal of playing collegiate ice hockey.
Becca then completed her Doctorate of Physical Therapy at Chapman University, receiving the Outstanding Performance and Academic Excellence awards upon graduation. While at Chapman Becca completed clinical rotations at multiple outpatient orthopedic facilities as well as a highly sought after rotation in the Spinal Cord Injury Unit at Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center. During her time on these rotations Becca realized that her passion is working with athletes and aiding in their recovery back to the sport they love through the use of creative, sport-specific exercises.
In her free time, Becca enjoys working out as well as playing ice hockey in an adult league on the weekends. She enjoys spending time outdoors and is currently trying to learn how to golf, but as of right now has a Happy Gilmore swing.