Stephanie Hickerson - PTLA, DPT
Hometown: Long Beach, CA
Bachelor's Degree: University of Southern California - Communications/Business Admin
Graduate Degree: University of Southern California - Doctorate of Physical Therapy
Stephanie received her Bachelor's degree in Communication with a minor in Business from the University of Southern California and worked for several years in marketing. After deciding to make a career change, she returned to USC and completed her Doctorate in Physical Therapy, while also fulfilling her full-time clinical rotation at ProSport. While at USC, she gained valuable experience treating patients in a wide range of settings with various injuries/conditions, but she has always been drawn to orthopedics and helping people get back to sports and an active lifestyle.
Stephanie's love for physical therapy and helping people recover from injuries comes from personal experience, having several knee, shoulder, and foot injuries and surgeries from playing sports her whole life. She has experienced the feeling of not knowing when you will be able to get back to the sports and activities you love, and feels like she can help people stay positive and obtain their rehab goals.
While at USC, Stephanie was a member of the Women's golf team from 2003-2008, and finished off her collegiate golf career helping her team win a National Championship. She still enjoys playing golf as much as she can, along with skiing, sailing, and cheering on USC athletics.