Becky Hsieh grew up in Southern California and received her bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Irvine (UCI). While studying at UCI, she was involved in the athletics program as a student athletic trainer and found her passion for rehabilitation while interning with the Sports Medicine Department. She spent her senior year working exclusively with the Women’s and Men’s Volleyball teams. Prior to beginning her physical therapy education, she worked as a physical therapy aide at a few of physical therapy clinics and volunteered at the Veteran’s Affairs Hospital in Long Beach to gain experience in the rehabilitation profession.
Becky earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree and graduated with honors from the University of Saint Augustine for Health Sciences (USA) in San Marcos, CA. While at USA, Becky worked in numerous clinical settings, completing rotations in skilled nursing, aquatic therapy, orthopedics, Women’s Health, and Pediatric Pelvic Health. During her final semester at USA, Becky wrote a case report on the treatment of pediatric constipation and presented a poster presentation at the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Combined Sections Meeting (CSM) in February 2018, and again at the California Physical Therapy Association (CPTA) in September 2018.
Becky has experienced both sides of the rehabilitation process. Her first experience occurred during physical therapy school where she sustained an Achilles’ rupture playing flag football. She took a semester off to recover following the surgical repair and attended physical therapy, gaining personal experience as a patient and learning first-hand how to truly empathize with her patients. A few years later, her second experience occurred when she tore her ACL playing flag football (she has since promised her surgeon her football days are over..). After this surgical repair, she was able to have another opportunity to gain a patient’s perspective in rehabilitation and learn to sympathize with her patients more deeply.
Becky’s experiences have led her to create a treatment philosophy that focuses on person-centered care to give patients the tools to reach their full physical potential. Important aspects of this treatment philosophy include educating patients about their impairments, providing them with the capability to improve their movement patterns through manual therapy, and teaching them how to maintain and reach their goals through customized home programs. She enjoys working with people of all ages and has a special interest in treating those with orthopedic impairments and pelvic health dysfunction.
In her spare time, Becky enjoys spending time with her husband, family, friends, and Boston Terrier, Brody. She has completed multiple marathons and half marathons and is always excited to join in or try new sporting events.