Emily Wood -Ability Physical Therapy

Emily Wood, PT, DPT

Clinic Director | Physical Therapist
  • Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy
  • Certified Manual Physical Therapist

Emily received her BA in Exercise Science from Willamette University in 2009, where she played collegiate soccer and was employed in the school’s athletic training room. Her interest in sports, medicine, rehabilitation, and her own history of knee injuries inspired her to pursue physical therapy as a career. She graduated with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Southern California in 2012.

Emily enjoys working with patients across the lifespan and designing treatment programs that cater to each individual’s lifestyle and abilities. Emily’s clinical interests are widespread including: orthopedic and sports-related injuries, low back pain, motor vehicle accident injuries, post-operative rehabilitation, ACL injury prevention, vestibular rehabilitation and neurological and balance disorders. She is certified as an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties and as a Certified Manual Physical Therapist by the North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy. Emily is also a Certified Clinical Instructor by the American Physical Therapy Association and enjoys mentoring physical therapy students throughout their clinical curriculums.

Emily is a native of the Pacific Northwest and enjoys being outdoors, rain or shine. She loves to run, play soccer, hike, downhill and cross-country ski, and travel throughout the Northwest and abroad.

Articles written by Emily Wood

Functional Fitness for Hiking
Functional Fitness for Hiking & Trekking

It’s only a matter of time before the ice and snow melt and you’re ready to hit the hills again for some fresh air and exercise. In order to feel physically fit for your hike, and to avoid injuries that would cut your season short, it is important to ensure you are in proper shape before you hit the trails.