Esther BaekPT, DPT
Esther is a daughter of immigrant parents and a first-generation college graduate. Growing up low-income, she experienced first-hand the detriments of medical illiteracy and limited access to medical services. This led her down the path of healthcare and eventually, physical therapy.
Esther states, “I believe PTs are in a rare profession where we can form meaningful bonds with our patients, allowing us to make a tangible change alongside them. I want to provide this type of service and care to others, especially in vulnerable populations.”
Esther is experienced in serving inpatient acute, in addition to outpatient orthopedic, and neurologic (stroke & Parkinson) pathologies. She is committed to providing inclusive and equitable care with a side of witty banter and a dash of humor. She is passionate about serving her community and making lasting changes in an individual’s life.
EDUCATION & SPECIALIZATION
• Doctor of Physical Therapy (California State University, Long Beach)
• Bachelor of Science, Kinesiology: Exercise Science (California State University, Long Beach)
• Parkinson’s Wellness Recovery (PWR! Moves) Certified Therapist
INTERESTS & HOBBIES
When not in the clinic, you can find Esther camping at a national park or with her nose in a good (or sometimes, poorly written) book & her cat on her lap. She’s also an avid cook, amateur painter, and loves to learn new sports!