Elissa Cole

Elizabeth (Elissa) Cole, PT, DPT


Elissa attended the University of Washington, where she was a member of the Women’s Volleyball team for four years. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, with a pre-med focus, in 2002. After working in cancer research at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, she returned to earn her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Puget Sound, graduating in 2008. She has worked extensively to further her education and career, earning a specialty certification in Orthopedics in 2012 (OCS), manual therapy certifications in 2014 (previously whole body certified in A.R.T.), and working across various settings including in the UCLA Rehabilitation Department and a sports performance clinic in New York City. With a passion for helping athletes return to sport, whether competitive youth athletes or weekend warriors, Elissa enjoys a collaborative and personalized approach to patient care. She enjoys helping patients of all abilities and ages reach their personal goals. In her free time, Elissa loves to travel with her husband and two children, explore great restaurants and wineries, and play volleyball.