“Dawn’s Personal Philosophy coming soon.”
Dr. Hageman earned her doctorate degree in physical therapy at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee in 2004 and went on to work at the world renown Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for over 12 years. Here she was able to work alongside leading pioneers in orthopedics and gain valuable insight into rehabilitation techniques and skills. She decided to progress her knowledge by completing a specialty Orthopedic Residency program through Cedars-Sinai in 2007. This program advanced her understanding of orthopedic conditions and surgeries through direct collaboration with the orthopedic surgeons which allowed her to earn her Orthopedics Clinical Specialty Certification in 2008. This advanced certification is held by <10% of practicing physical therapists. Dawn has also been a member of the Cedars-Sinai/USC Glorya Kaufman Dance Medicine Center and the Charcot-Marie-Tooth-Disease Clinic. She is a certified strength and conditioning specialist which complements her orthopedic training to maximize PT sessions by advancing patients faster and more effectively prescribing exercise plans with an evidenced based approach.
After moving into private practice in 2016, she relocated to the Signal Hill area and began practicing with a new specialty interest- Pelvic pain and women’s/men’s health. This new area of interest motivated her to further her understanding of this unique patient population by earning a Certificate of Achievement in Obstetric Physical Therapy in 2017. Dawn then joined the staff at Huntington Beach Physical Therapy Specialists in 2021 to continue treating patients with pelvic floor dysfunction and practice with a more team-based approach. With her extensive training in abdominal and pelvic health, she has enjoyed direct collaboration with Pelvic health PT specialists, referring physicians, and patients to provide a more integrative approach to health care. Areas of focus include pregnancy and postpartum issues, pelvic pain, prolapse, as well as bowel and bladder incontinence. Her unique dual board certification combined with extensive experience involving orthopedics, pelvic floor dysfunction, working with dancers, and Charcot-Marie-Tooth-Disease is a great addition to our clinical specialties offered at HBPTS. She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and is involved in the Academies of Pelvic Health, Orthopedics, and Sports Physical Therapy.