Meet Dr. Joseph Luo
Doctor of Physical Therapy
Born in Virginia, I grew up in an immigrant family who came to the United States in pursuit of higher education. When I was 1 year old, my family moved to Boston where we lived for about 7 years and then to Irvine, CA where I learned there was such a thing as perfect weather. I moved to Kansas City for middle school which, at the time, felt like the worst thing that could happen. Fortunately, my parents seemed to feel the same way, and we quickly moved back to Irvine for my freshman year of high school.
I attended Northwood High School where I played volleyball for 4 years as a setter, played violin in the orchestra, and took way too many AP science classes.
When it came time to apply for college, I was very fortunate to be accepted to UC San Diego where my love for science grew and then eventually shifted from biological sciences to physical therapy and anatomy. With only curiosity and passion, I began my journey into physical therapy by volunteering at Rehab and Revive Physical Therapy with Dr. Lin. He took me in and mentored me as he was building the practice and taught me keystone principles that I still use in my treatments today. Soon after, I was accepted to Chapman University for their Doctor of Physical Therapy program where I received mentoring and guidance from some of the greatest minds in physical therapy.
After physical therapy school, I decided that I wanted to work at a clinic that really cares about its patients and dedicates its all to excellence in physical therapy. This is why I came back to Rehab and Revive to seek continued mentorship and work in an atmosphere that does not compromise its value in patient care. I’m so excited to be able to give 100% of what I have learned to my patients and getting them better, faster.
Currently, I have been married for 2 years now to my beautiful wife, Sharon. We have a little dog named Fionna who is half dachshund and half papillon. We are currently expecting our first child in February of 2020. In my free time, I enjoy playing basketball, football, and volleyball. On my weekends I go to church and enjoy weekend get-aways to San Diego.
I specialize in getting patients back to doing the things that they love doing. Though it may be months or even years since you stopped playing basketball, gardening, or even cooking, it is very possible for you to return to the activities that make your life whole. When one of my patients finally returns to living out their life to the fullest, it brings me so much excitement and joy.
I can't wait to meet you and be a part of your comeback story!
Dr. Joey Luo, DPT