Landon Toma is a physical therapist and orthopedic clinical specialist who works with patients ranging from athletic adolescents to geriatric individuals facing the challenges of aging or injury.
Toma's interests in both patient care and research include general musculoskeletal injuries, particularly chronic low back pain and problems with the temporomandibular joint (which connects the jawbone and the skull). He also is interested in clinical reasoning (the process used by health care providers to make decisions in patient care) and vestibular rehabilitation (a specialized therapy to mitigate problems with balance and dizziness).
Toma earned a bachelor's degree in exercise science at the University of Hawai'i and his doctor of physical therapy degree from the University of Southern California. At Kaiser Permanente Southern California, he completed a residency in orthopedic physical therapy and fellowships in manual therapy and movement science.
Toma has served in clinical faculty and committee roles for the orthopedic physical therapy residency programs of Kaiser Permanente Southern California, Loma Linda University and Stanford Health Care. He has worked in interdisciplinary family practice, sports medicine and temporomandibular joint disorder clinics.
A fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists, Toma serves as adjunct faculty for Samuel Merritt University's physical therapy program.
University of Hawai'i, BS, Exercise Science, 2003
University of Southern California, DPT, 2006