Physical Therapist & Entrepreneur
LBCC alumnus, Scott Rogoff, was active in the Tilsmen fraternity, serving as its president in fall 1997. During his time at LBCC, he performed countless service hours and volunteered as a student athletic trainer. After receiving his AA degree, he transferred to CSULB where he earned his BA in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Athletic Training.
Scott worked as a Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC) and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), worked heavily with physical therapists and was the main medical staff for the Coast Soccer Premier League from 2003-2005. In 2009 he earned his doctorate in Physical Therapy at Western University of Health Sciences. He is now working at St. Jude Medical Center, and he completed their manual orthopedic residency program from 2010 to 2011.
Scott took a particular interest in working with people with ankle injuries due to his own battles with ankle injuries he suffered while playing soccer. He came to understand that his patients were making good progress during therapy but had difficulty performing exercises on their own at home. In 2012 he decided to pursue development of an ankle strengthening device for people to use in their home exercise programs and he filed a U.S. patent. He began working with The Innovation Institute to develop the device. They are now pursuing commercialization of the ankle device in the coming year and are optimistic that it will be a valuable, effective device for millions of people.