Didi Matthews, PT, DPT, NCS

Associate Professor of Clinical Physical Therapy

Vice Chair of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

Didi Matthews teaches the physical therapy management of individuals with neurologic disorders. She serves as a mentor in the USC/RanchoLos Amigos Neurologic Physical Therapy Residency program and is board certified in Neurologic Physical Therapy. In addition to her duties at USC, Dr. Matthews practices at InCourage Physical Therapy in Pasadena, CA.


Dr. Didi Matthews is an Associate Professor of Clinical Physical Therapy;  Vice Chair of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion; and Director of the Division’s Institute for Excellence in Teaching.

As a board-certified Neurologic Clinical Specialist, she specializes in the treatment of individuals with degenerative diseases and serves as the course director of Clinical Management of Patients with Neurologic Disorders in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program.  She is a faculty fellow of the USC Center for Excellence in Teaching and leads initiatives to support teaching excellence by all faculty within the Division.

In her role as Vice Chair, she leads the Diversity, Anti-Racism, Inclusion, and Community Engagement Council which builds sustainable mechanisms, policies and initiatives to improve equitable practices within the Division’s research, educational and clinical practice programs. She is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association and is working to advance conversations about equity, diversity and inclusion in physical therapy education at a national level.


  • Doctor of Physical Therapy, University of Southern California, 2002
  • Bachelor of Science, Exercise Science, University of Southern California, 1999

See Didi Matthews’ curriculum vitae.


To learn more about Dr. Matthews’s work with USC, please visit this page.