Dr. Joel Kim, PT, DPT, CSCS received a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and History from the University of California at Irvine and a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Western University of Health Sciences. Joel has had previous careers working as a safety coordinator for Clark Construction Group LLC and as a commissioned officer in the United States Marine Corps. Since Joel was drawn towards philanthropy and helping people attain their goals and reach their potential, he was encouraged to make a career change to Physical Therapy. Joel has a sincere interest in the well-being of all people. He credits this to his encounters with others while volunteering on Skid Row, working in smoking cessation programs, and through participation in his church’s AWANA program.
In recognition of his enthusiasm for endurance sports, Joel was invited to coach novice runners and cyclists to complete fundraising activities to include a half-marathon as well as a century ride. Joel has fundraised for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society through “Team in Training’s” triathlon team. Joel continues to be an active member of the endurance sports community. He works out with a local masters swim team, races triathlons, and enjoys running events of various distances and terrains. He also enjoys the occasional 5k family fun runs with his wife and two children.
As a healthcare professional, Joel has completed clinical experiences in a transitional care unit, acute rehabilitation, outpatient pediatrics, and orthopedics. He has been recognized by his alma mater for his academic excellence and community service. He shares a passion for evidence-based practice with other Doctors of Physical Therapy and is actively participating in research to better the profession. Joel combines his passion for Physical Therapy and his local community by coaching, educating, and counseling patients through both the ups and the downs of the rehabilitation process.