Treating People, Not Problems
Dr. Robert Louie graduated from UCLA in 1996 with a degree in Physiological Science and USC in 2000 with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. His clinical experience has been exclusively in Orthopedics, and in 2004 he was certified by the Physical Therapy Board as a Specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy. Dr. Louie owned and managed an outpatient clinic in Burbank for 11 years prior to opening Unruh Physical Therapy in Santa Clarita in 2014. He uses over 17 years of experience as a physical therapist and his previous athletic background to help his patients feel comfortable working together to reach their goals. Dr. Louie strongly believes that each patient is an individual who deserves his attention to their specific issues and operates his practice with the mission of Treating People, not Problems.
Dr. Robert Louie chose Physical Therapy after volunteering in the UCLA Rehabilitation Clinic while a student at UCLA. After seeing what the physical therapists did with their patients, he knew that it was the profession he wanted to join. Our Santa Clarita physical therapist was looking for a way to actually work with people and to see the improvements as they happened, as opposed to only seeing a patient once every month or six weeks like a medical doctor. He also wanted to be able to be creative and to have a dynamic work environment, both of which physical therapy offers.
Years of Experience Helping Patients Succeed
Dr. Louie’s experience gives him insight into different possible treatment techniques as well as being able to ease a patient’s worries about their condition. He has found that patients are more comfortable when they know he has not only seen, but successfully treated other patients with similar conditions.
Seeing a patient improve is easily the best part of his job. The look in a patient’s eyes when they do something that they would not have dreamed of several months previous makes all the hard work worthwhile.
What Sets Him Apart
Dr. Louie approaches each patient as an individual with their own unique set of circumstances, experiences, and goals. He takes the time to evaluate each patient personally in order to develop an appropriate treatment plan that meets their condition and goals and he has worked throughout his career to become skilled in a variety of physical therapy approaches and techniques so that he will have the ability to find the best treatment for that particular patient.
He does not lock himself into a limited number of physical therapy techniques that would, therefore, limit his ability to help a patient improve their condition. He also works to include the patient throughout the process in order to encourage their participation as well as to promote their long term health and wellness.