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Dr. Young Dong Kim, PT, DPT

Dr. Young Dong Kim, DPT - In Home Physical Therapist

What made you get into the field of Physical Therapy?
I used to do different kind of exercises from martial arts to hiking. When my hand got injured, I went to a physical therapy office where I saw a physical therapist who was committed to getting patients recovered with exercises. I thought that it would be the best if I can work doing exercises that I like. 

 

How long have you been practicing?
I have been practicing for about 20 years now. My first job after graduation, I worked at an Orthopedic office and then I began working at a geriatric hospital, then to a rehabilitation hospital.

 

What’s your favorite part about being a physical therapist?
Physical therapy is not a job in which you are doing the same things over and over again. I can meet different people and address different dysfunctions that they have. As a therapist, I would not use same exercises and manual therapy for all my patients. Every single day is different and new to me in terms of the therapy I am doing.

 

What’s your favorite condition to treat? 
I have met patients with stroke for many years and completed my Ph.D degree with dissertation on physical therapy associated with stroke. I am highly interested in neuro-physical therapy. However, I also like to work with patients with sports injuries and orthopedic surgeries as well.  

 

How can patients benefit from treatment?
I firmly believe that patients should know basic Anatomy and how to move our bodies. I try to educate them, not only how to do exercises but also why they should move in a way I say. This is because there are a bunch of exercises on the internet and in books, but they cannot show a specific movement pattern and normal human movement in a book. Therefore, patients should learn the reason why they move their bodies in that way.

 

What do you love about being part of the Reddy Care team?
Like I said earlier, I have experience in different circumstances, so far, I would say the Reddy Care team is the best. This is because every single personnel in the office are friendly, cooperative and knowledgeable on what they are doing. They listen to not only what I am saying but also what I am thinking.

 

What’s one fun fact about you?
I am always smiling when talking to someone. 

 

 

At Reddy Care Physical and Occupational Therapy, we can get you set up with the right therapist for you. Call today to schedule a consultation!
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Dr. Young Dong Kim, PT, DPT - In Home Physical Therapist Dr. Young Dong Kim, PT, DPT Dr. Young, DPT treated patients with stroke and taught several neurology-related classes including physical therapy in neurology and clinical neurology at universities. He demonstrated ardent commitment for carrying out his duties and teaching the classes designated as well as outstanding skills of managing co-workers. Dr. Young, DPT always displays an immense interest and knowledge especially on neurologically impaired patients. This led to his outcomes of treatment skills and many articles he published in professional journals on primarily stroke patients. Dr. Young, DPT has served physical therapy in a broad range of programming and treatments for restoring function and mitigating disability in patients mostly with hemiplegia or other neurologic disorders in South Korea for about 15 years. He has a wide variety of clinical experiences and knowledge of Neuroscinece, the fundamental goal that her concerns about nowadays and in the future is to transfer the diverse clinical experiences to research.

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