Please welcome the newest addition to the the Yonemoto Physical Therapy team: Patty Ou.
Patty grew up in Taiwan but completed junior high and high school in southern California. She later graduated from UCLA with a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology, and a Master of Public Health. Patty worked at a plant molecular biology lab to study the evolution of nodule development in legumes. She was editor of the UCLA Undergraduate Science Journal, and a performer with the Chinese Cultural Dance Club at UCLA. Patty volunteered at health screening fairs to measure blood pressure, blood sugar, and cholesterol and also provided health education and consultation to community members.
Patty decided to go into physical therapy to work with patients on a personal level to promote health and wellness. She obtained her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from USC in 2011. Patty has experience working in a variety of settings, including acute care hospital, nursing facility, and outpatient orthopedic and pediatric centers. She enjoys treating patients with diverse demographics and conditions in working toward building a healthier lifestyle. Patty loves to be creative with treatment.
She can speak Mandarin Chinese and clinical Spanish. In her spare time, Patty loves traveling, hiking, and trying out restaurants. She also likes musicals, and her favorites include Rent, Avenue Q, and Mama Mia.
If you see her around, please say hello!