Dr. Andrea Bickford is a board-certified Doctor of Physical Therapy and Orthopedic Clinical Specialist, and Certified Athletic Trainer. She graduated from the University of Southern California (USC) with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2016 after working with the US Army as a Certified Athletic trainer for 5 years. Following graduation, Andrea received advanced training and mentorship as a resident in orthopedic physical therapy at the University of Miami (UM), where she developed advanced manual orthopedic skills and advanced education in pain science. Andrea’s athletic training and physical therapy work experience — focusing on rehabilitation and patient care in orthopedics and sports medicine — spans over twelve years. She loves working with people of all ages and physical abilities and believes strongly in collaborative communication with patients, incorporating patients’ goals to tailor individual therapy plans, and integrating patient education throughout the rehabilitation process to promote independence with a home exercise plan.