Cathy Lopez, PT, DPT
Regional Director of Operations
Cathy is a pediatric physical therapist with over 15 years of experience. She truly has a passion for helping children and their families. Throughout her career, she has specialized in evaluating and treating the pediatric neurodevelopmental population as well as the medically fragile and complex pediatric patient. She is well-versed in various neurodevelopmental diagnoses and is trained in pediatric NDT, sensory integration, yoga for the special child, pediatric electrical stimulation, kinesiology taping, and other specialties.
As a clinician, she has practiced in a variety of settings, including hospitals, outpatient clinics, home-based early intervention, schools. Additionally, she founded and operated her own pediatric physical therapy and yoga clinic. Over the last decade, Cathy uniquely transitioned into an administrative role and served as a leader for the rehabilitation team at Children's Hospital of Orange County (CHOC). She fostered daily process improvement while also focusing on patient and family satisfaction, clinical excellence, and associate engagement. Cathy is excited to bring her clinical background, in conjunction with her leadership skills, to serve as the regional director of operations at Cortica.
Cathy received her master's degree in physical therapy from Boston University and her doctorate in physical therapy from the MGH Institute of Health Professions. During her spare time, Cathy enjoys spending time with her husband, two daughters, and three dogs.