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Physical Therapy

Jocelyn Chang PT

Jocelyn Chang, PT, DPT, OCS

Jocelyn Chang joined UHS in 2019 as a Physical Therapist. She received her BPH from UC Berkeley and her DPT from the University of Southern California. She then completed an Orthopedic Residency at Stanford Healthcare. Jocelyn has a special clinical interest in movement science, re-education, orthopedics, and injury prevention. She was a co-author on the publication “Demographics, Activity Level, and Shoulder Health History of Populations Participating in CrossFit: A Descriptive Analysis” and is part of an ongoing study on the prevalence of shoulder pain and disability in youth competitive swimmers.

Additional Languages: Mandarin

Jeff Chen

Jeff Chen, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS

Physical Therapist

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Jeff Chen joined UHS in 2014 as a Physical Therapist. He received his BA in Mathematics from NYU and his DPT from Columbia University. A native New Yorker, Jeff gained experience treating brain injury and spinal cord patients at Bellevue Hospital before moving to California in 2012. Prior to joining the UHS, he worked in an outpatient orthopedic clinic in Marin County. Jeff has a special clinical interest in sports medicine and injury prevention. 

Matt Garet


Physical Therapist

Matthew Garret received his BA in Excercise Science from George Washington University (2000) and his DPT from Duke University (2004). Before joining UHS, Matthew worked in an outpatient orthopedic and sports therapy clinic in the Washington, DC area. He has a special clinical interest in manual therapy, sports medicine, and general orthopedics. 

Liz Nguyen

Liz Nguyen, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist

Liz Nguyen received both her undergraduate degree and DPT  from Mount St. Mary's University. She completed a one-year residency in Orthopedics and a one-year fellowship in Sports Medicine at Kaiser in Los Angeles. She's an avid runner.

Emily Noe

Emily Noe, PT, DPT, OMT

Physical Therapist

Emily Noe joined UHS in 2018 as a Physical Therapist. She received her BFA in Dance from Montclair State University, her DPT from Florida International University, and completed her Residency and Fellowship in Orthopedic Manual Therapy through the Ola Grimsby Institute. Prior to joining UHS, Emily worked in an outpatient orthopedic clinic in Seattle. She was awarded best Physical Therapist in the 425 area code in 2016. Emily has a special clinical interest in orthopedics, dance injury, and prevention.  
Mary Popylisen

Mary Popylisen, PT, MSPT, ATC

Physical Therapist

Physical Therapy Manager

Mary Popylisen joined UHS in 2000 as the Physical Therapy Manager. She received her BS in Biological Sciences from UC Davis and her MSPT from the University of the Pacific. Prior to joining UHS, Mary worked at the Children’s Hospital in Oakland and completed a post-graduate year-long orthopedic manual therapy course. She has a special clinical interest in manual therapy and sports medicine and she's also a Certified Athletic Trainer.

Physical Therapy Clinic Assistants

Kymberly Garcia Torres Debra Dias head shot

You'll see Kymberly Torres Garcia and Debra Dias at the Physical Therapist reception area where they'll help with your appointments and modality set-ups.

Additional Languages: Spanish (Kymberly)