Physical RehabilitationNancy Lee, PT, MA, CCRT
School: Marquette University; California State University, Northridge
Nancy graduated from Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI with a degree in Physical Therapy. She subsequently went on to earn a Master’s Degree in Exercise Science from California State University, Northridge, and then attained Board Certification by the American Physical Therapy Association as a Cardiopulmonary Clinical Specialist. Nancy has worked at UCLA Medical Center since 1992, in a variety of clinical settings including med/surg, trauma, intensive care, neurological rehabilitation, orthopedics, and cardiopulmonary rehabilitation. She taught in the School of Physical Therapy at Mount Saint Mary’s College for 13 years, developing and teaching the cardiopulmonary curriculum at the Bachelors, Masters, and Doctorate levels. She has also owned her own physical therapy practice, delivering both home and outpatient care to patients with orthopedic, neurological, cardiopulmonary and general medical needs.
Nancy has had a lifelong love of animals, and at one time considered going into veterinary medicine. When a geriatric dog she was fostering (whom she later adopted) tore a ligament in her knee, Nancy sought non-surgical treatment options. In doing so, she learned about a new area of specialization, Canine Rehabilitation. Nancy completed the Canine Rehabilitation Therapist certification process through the Canine Rehabilitation Institute in 2011, and is very happy to be able to combine her love of animals with her vast physical therapy experience.
During her free time, Nancy’s interests include travel, photography, yoga, riding her horse, volunteering at the Best Friends Adoption Center, and spending time with her two rescue dogs, Bella and Sebastian.