Amalia Iwasaki - Therapeutic Associates Lake Oswego Physical Therapy

Amalia Iwasaki, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist

Amalia grew up in Lake Oswego and attended Lake Oswego High School. In 2016, she earned a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. After college she moved to Colorado, where she earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Colorado in 2019. She is passionate about the benefits of movement for physical and mental wellbeing and enjoys partnering with patients to help them enjoy their favorite activities to the fullest.

Amalia grew up playing soccer and became a distance runner when she competed for the club cross country and track team at Cal Poly. While in physical therapy school, Amalia enjoyed volunteering as a physical therapy provider and Spanish interpreter at a student-run free clinic as well as exploring the Rocky Mountains trail running in the summer and skiing in the winter.

She is excited to be back home in Oregon and in her free time she enjoys cooking and eating with family and friends. When she’s not at work or at home, Amalia is enjoying the PNW outdoors by running, biking, hiking, or skiing.


  • Undergraduate: California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo; BS Kinesiology, Spanish minor


  • Pursuing: Orthopedic Clinical Specialist

Special Interests

  • Manual therapy
  • Yoga
  • Running injury prevention and treatment
  • Treatment of persistent pain

Q & A

What is your favorite Pandora Station?
The Lumineers, Passion Pit, Classic Rock

What is your favorite Sport to watch? To Play?
To watch: Basketball
To play: Soccer and Spikeball

If you could only eat one food or meal for the rest of your life, what would it be and why?
Pizza, ideally with ricotta cheese (and definitely without pineapple)

What is your Starbucks order?
Grande decaf Americano, although some days are green tea days

Blog Posts written by Amalia Iwasaki

Low Back Pain
How lumbar lordosis can potentially contribute to abnormalities in a person’s walk

Excessive lumbar lordosis can potentially contribute to abnormalities in the appearance of a person’s walk as well as the development of low back pain. However, it is also possible to have a very arched low back that does not result in pain. A physical therapist can assess a person’s spinal mobility and core muscle control to determine if the person has impairments that may contribute to abnormal walking patterns and/or low back pain.