Michelle Kim Physical Therapist Progressive Physical Therapy Irvine

Michelle Kim, DPT, a Southern California native who earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy at Chapman University in Orange County joins the staff at Progressive Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation in the Irvine office.

“We are excited to have Michelle join our team,” said Michael McKindley, DPT, owner of the clinic. “She is bright and very personable with an interest in orthopedic and neurological rehabilitation that fits in perfectly with the personalized services that we offer our patients.”

Hailing from a family of healthcare providers, Michelle always knew she would follow in that tradition and began her educational journey by obtaining a Bachelor of Science Degree from U.C.L.A.

During her undergraduate years, she utilized her volunteering duties at the hospital to explore the various medical fields and approaches to patient care to help guide her career path. What struck her the most was the ability of a physical therapist and the rehabilitation process to tangibly help patients improve their quality of life. This realization led her to pursue a career in physical therapy where she could have a direct and meaningful relationship with her patients.

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One of the aspects of her physical therapy training that most intrigued Michelle was neurological and vestibular rehabilitation. She says she likes the problem-solving aspect and how seemingly simple interventions can make a world of a difference for a patient’s daily life

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“I am delighted to join Progressive Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation,” Kim said. “They are well established in the community with a great reputation. I look forward to being a part of a team that is able to make a difference in the lives of their patients and expanding the presence of the clinic in Irvine and the South County.”Key to her success has been using her problem-solving skills that includes listening to patients to help understand and identify the cause of the issue. This allows her the ability to develop a rehabilitation program that will help each individual achieve their desired goals whether it be from a sports related injury, an orthopedic issue or surgery, or a more complex neurological condition.

When Michelle is not at work, she is very involved in her church and enjoys hiking, going to the beach, watching baseball, eating good food, and watching movies

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