Education Background:
Dr. Jared Vagy received his Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT) from the University of Southern California (USC), ranked the number one DPT Program in the nation for the last decade by US News and World Report. As a Doctor of Physical Therapy in clinical practice, he completed a one-year residency program and became a Board Certified Orthopedic Specialist. He then completed an additional one-year fellowship program in Movement Science at Kaiser Permanente Hospital, totaling 9 years of academic and clinical study. 

Professional Involvement:
Dr. Jared Vagy is a professor at USC in the DPT Program, has published numerous articles on injury prevention and delivers lectures and seminars internationally on the topic. He is a mentor for both the USC Physical Therapy residency program and the USC DPT program. He is on Academy Faculty for the TheraBand Academy and is on the Editorial Board for ADVANCE Physical Therapy magazine. He is the youngest physical therapist in the country to achieve the level of fellowship training in movement science, publication status and University teaching credentials. 

Treatment Philosophy:
Dr. Jared Vagy served as team physical therapist in China for the Chinese National Track and Field Team in 2015 as well a physical therapist for Team USA at the US Olympic Track and Field Trials in 2016. He has rehabilitated several world champions, gold medalists, NCAA champions and Olympic athletes. His assessments and treatments are rooted deeply in an understanding of the movement system. He is a firm believer in an active approach to rehabilitation and works with clients of all ability levels to achieve their maximal function.

Working with the US Olympic Team in Eugene, Oregon during the Olympic Track and Field Trials

Teaching Positions:
  • Adjunct Instructor/Coordinator of Orthopedic Physical Therapy University of Southern California 
    • PT 521: Basics of Patient Management 
  • Adjunct Instructor of Orthopedic Physical Therapy University of Southern California 
    • PT 621: Clinical Management of Musculoskeletal Dysfunction

Mentoring Positions:
  • Clinical Faculty and Residency Mentor –University of Southern California Residency Program 
  • Clinical Faculty and Residency Mentor -Physical Therapyworks Residency Program 
  • Doctor of Physical Therapy Mentor - –University of Southern California Mentorship Program 
  • Primary Clinical Instructor: Washington University and University of Southern Califronia
Continuing Education Courses Taken:
  • Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization Course B 
  • Spine Fellowship Seminar Series: Pain Management for Patients with Neck/Back Pain 
  • Developing High-Quality Multiple-Choice Questions to Assess Application of Knowledge 
  • How to Mentor Effectively 
  • Using the APTA Clinical Performance Instrument for Students
  • Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization Course A                 
  • Developing High-Quality Multiple-Choice Questions to Assess Application of Knowledge
  • Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation Part 2
  • Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation Part 1 
  • Advanced Medical Screening Part 2 
  • Advanced Medical Screening Part 
  • Low Back Disorders/Intro to DNS Scoliosis Part 2 
  • Low Back Disorders/Intro to DNS Scoliosis Part 1 
  • Vestibular Rehab Part 2 
  • Vestibular Rehab Part 1
  • Clinical Reasoning IV: Clinical Reasoning and Mentoring Skills 6
  • Neuromuscular Skills Assessment
  • Specialist Certification Examination Item Writing:  An Overview
  • Neuromotor Approach Evaluation Part 2
  • Neuromotor Approach Evaluation Part 1
  • Ergonomics, Anthropometrics and Functional Kinetics
  • Movement System Impairment Skill Overview
  • Movement Impairment System 3, Upper Quarter Part 2
  • Movement Impairment System 3, Upper Quarter Part 1
  • Movement Impairment System 2, Lower Quarter Part 2
  • Movement Impairment System 2, Lower Quarter Part 1
  • Critical Analysis of Scientific Literature
  • Gait biomechanics and Pathomechanics
  • Movement Impairment System I
  • Movement Impairments of the Lumbar Spine
  • Movement Impairment Patient Presentation 
  • Movement Impairment Overview 
  • Clinical Reasoning II                     
  • Motor Learning Part 1
  • Motor Learning Part 2
  • Structuring the Subjective Exam
  • Movement Analysis Part 2
  • Movement Analysis Part 1
  • Introduction to the movement exam
  • Clinical Reasoning I
  • Effective History Taking Strategies Clinical Reasoning I – Introduction
  • High Velocity Low Amplitude Techniques for Spinal Manipulation 
  • OCS Item writing workshop
  • Manual Therapy for the Elderly Patient
  • Current Concepts in the Evaluation and treatment of the shoulder in overhead athletes
  • California Ethics and Professional Responsibility
  • Current Concepts Orthopedic Physical Therapy Second Edition - independent study course 16.2.1-16.2.12
  • Post operative Management of Orthopedic Surgeries - independent study course 15.2.1-15.2.6
  • Including the Patient in Therapy:  The power of psych - home study course 13.1.1-13.13
  • Upper Quadrant Physical Examination and Treatment Procedures
  • Lower Quadrant Physical Examination and Treatment Procedures
Working as a Team Physical Therapist for the Olympians on the Chinese National Track and Field Team

Professional Advancement Programs

ATPA Credentialed Movement Science Fellowship:  Kaiser Permanente                                           
  • 850 hours clinical practice
  • 132 hours of 1:1 mentorship
  • 272 hours of classroom/lab instruction
  • 40 hours of community service                 

APTA Credentialed Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency:  Physical Therapyworks

  • 1200 hours clinical practice
  • 150 hours of 1:1 mentorship
  • 120 hours of classroom/lab instruction
  • 120 hours independent study
  • 240 hours didactic 
Research
  • What is The True Core?  An examination of gluteal versus abdominal strengthening exercises on pain and function in individuals with localized low back pain.