MOVEMENT LINKS specializes in neuromuscular rehabilitation seminars designed to enhance the clinician’s understanding of the movement system. Presented in a collaborative and stimulating environment, these courses emphasize clinical reasoning and the application of knowledge into clinical practice.
Clare Frank, the director and founder, is a dynamic speaker and widely recognized
clinician. Her philosophy of managing musculoskeletal pain is rooted in developmental kinesiology and
draws from various manual and neuromuscular approaches.
Clare C. Frank, DPT, MS, OCS, FAAOMPT
Doctor of Physical Therapy
Dr. Frank is a board-certified specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy (OCS) and a fellow in the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists (FAAOMPT). She currently serves as a clinical instructor for both the Spine & Sports Rehabilitation Fellowship programs at Kaiser Permanente, Los Angeles. She has served on the injury prevention and rehab team for the National Training Center in Beijing, China (2010-13) and the medical team for the 2009 World Figure Skating Championships held in Los Angeles.
A graduate in physical therapy from Northern Illinois University, Dr. Frank completed the Kaiser Permanente Orthopedic Residency program while working on her Master of Science degree in Physical Therapy and Biokinesiology at the University of Southern California. She holds a post-professional doctorate degree from Western University of Health Sciences, Pomona, California.
Dr. Frank's clinical career is greatly influenced by Shirley Sahrmann, PT, PhD, and the Prague School of Manual Medicine faculty, namely the late Vladimir Janda, MD, Karel Lewit, MD, and Pavel Kolar, PT, PhD. She is a certified instructor for Janda's Approach to Musculoskeletal Pain Syndromes and Kolar's Approach to Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization. She has presented at both state and national conferences, currently teaches in the U.S. and internationally, and is the co-author of "Assessment and Treatment of Muscle Imbalances: The Janda Approach."
Born and raised in Malaysia, Dr. Frank began competing in badminton at age 10 and won several state and national competitions. She represented Malaysia in the International Women's Uber Cup Championships prior to leaving for the United States to pursue her education as a physiotherapist at Northern Illinois University. While at NIU, she earned All American honors and the distinguished Broderick Award. Her experience in competitive, elite sports and training as a world-class badminton player set the backdrop for her keen interest in the neuromuscular system and its relationship with musculoskeletal pain syndromes and dysfunction.
“Clare is a fantastic teacher. She is clear, concise, and makes difﬁcult concepts easy to understand. She can easily help you ﬁgure out how concepts relate to your speciﬁc patient or athlete problem, and how to make these concepts tangible for use on Monday morning after her class.”
Sue Falsone PT, MS, SCS, ATC, CSCS
Los Angeles Dodgers Baseball (2007-2013)
Founder, Dr. Ma’s Systemic Dry Needling
Founder, S&F: Structure and Function
David oversees a student in muscle analysis