My story

Background:

Jared Vagy received his Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT) from the University of Southern California (USC) and completed a one-year residency in orthopedics and a one-year fellowship in movement science. Dr. Vagy is a clinical assistant professor of physical therapy in the DPT program at USC and is a mentor in both the orthopedic residency and upper extremity elite athlete fellowship programs. He is an international best-selling author and has published three books and numerous articles on injury prevention. Dr. Vagy delivers lectures and seminars worldwide on the topic of the movement system. He is an orthopedic clinical specialist and a certified strength and conditioning specialist.

Dr. Vagy is an innovator in the area of web-based education and remote learning. He held leadership roles in several courses during the conversion of the in-person USC DPT program into an online hybrid format and continues to teach patient management courses in the USC DPT hybrid pathway.

He has served as a physical therapist in China for the Chinese National Track and Field Team and has worked with USA Track and Field at the Olympic Team Trials. He completed a rotation at the US Olympic Training Center, working primarily with USA men’s gymnastics, and has provided medical care at international events, such as the International Weightlifting Federation World Championships. Dr. Vagy has rehabilitated several world champions, gold medalists, and Olympic athletes. His assessments and treatments are rooted deeply in an understanding of the movement system.

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

Teaching Positions:

  • Clinical Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy at the University of Southern California

Mentoring Positions:

  • Clinical Faculty and Residency Mentor – University of Southern California Elite Athlete Fellowship Program

  • Clinical Faculty and Residency Mentor – University of Southern California Orthopedic Residency Program

  • Clinical Faculty and Residency Mentor – Physical Therapyworks Residency Program

  • Doctor of Physical Therapy Mentor – University of Southern California Mentorship Program

  • Clinical Instructor: Washington University and University of Southern California

Continuing Education Courses Taken:

  • HealthPro Advantage: Anti-doping Education for the Health Professional

  • Level 1 Blood Flow Restriction Training

  • Upper Extremity Rotation Athlete: Assessment and Management for Return to Sport

  • Medbridge: The Running Athlete: Part B - Clinical Assessment and Rehabilitation

  • Medbridge: Professional Ethics for Physical Therapists & Rehabilitation Professionals

  • Medbridge: Glenohumeral Joint Biomechanics and Rehabilitation Implementation

  • Medbridge: Biomechanics of the Shoulder

  • Medbridge: The Running Athlete: Part A - Biomechanics and Analysis

  • Clinical Decision Making in the Assessment & Treatment of Headaches

  • Clinical Decision Making in the Assessment & Treatment of Headaches

  • Advanced Manipulative Therapy

  • Education and Counseling for Patients with Neck and Back Pain

  • Managing Spinal Pain: The Science and the Skill

  • Movement Analysis and Skill Restoration in the Injured CrossFit Athlete, Golfer, and Runner

  • American Society of Shoulder and Elbow Specialist

  • Motivational Interviewing Part 2

  • Diagnosis and Management of the Shoulder

  • Motivational Interviewing Part 1

  • 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.