Kim completed her Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) with Distinction at Pacific University in May 2016. She previously graduated from the University of California at Berkeley in 2006. She is CAPP-OB certified (a certification for pregnant and postpartum care specialists) and a certified Running Coach through the Road Runners Club of America. She has completed all of her pelvic health coursework (Pelvic health levels 1-3) through the American Physical Therapy Association and is working towards her CAPP-Pelvic and Women’s Health Certification (WCS).
She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and the Academy of Pelvic Health, and serves on the Board or Directors of the Postpartum Special Interest Group, helping to foster evidence-based best management practices, providing social media content and blogs, hosting webinars and advocating for improved postnatal care in the U.S.
Kim developed a particular interest in pelvic health physical therapy and working with mothers-to-be following her experience as a new mom. Part of her mission as a physical therapist is to educate people that incontinence and pelvic pain are not normal, are not acceptable and are not a disease. People experiencing pelvic pain should not experience this alone or in silence and should not feel that it’s something they have to live with for the rest of their lives (for example because they had a baby). She has a special interest in working with moms return to running after having a baby. Kim is passionate about health and excited to be able to put her passion into practice as a physical therapist.
Kim spent most of her youth playing competitive soccer and field hockey and has continued to compete in adult tournaments over the years. Her running career started at a young age chasing her older sister around – she has since completed a marathon, half marathon, 10K, and participates in the local mud grand prix run every solstice and equinox. She is most proud of her recent achievement of becoming a new mother to her 2 baby girls in 2016 and 2019.
When not treating patients Kim loves to travel to new places and experience unique cultures, speak different languages, and indulge in different cuisines. She always has a backpack ready for her next adventure! When she is local, she loves to trail run with her family, cook and eat delicious food, play soccer, watch foreign films and Game of Thrones, explore art, hike, kayak, ski, snowboard, do yoga, snuggle with her pug, and hang out with her wonderful friends. She recently relocated to San Diego from Portland, Oregon and is so happy to be in paradise!