Assistant Professor of Clinical Physical Therapy
Engemann Health Center
1031 W. 34th Street, Suite 450,
Los Angeles, CA 90089-3261
Dr. Kenneth Kim is an instructor of clinical physical therapy in the USC Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy. Dr. Kim practices at USC Physical Therapy—University Park Campus, a faculty practice of the Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy, and specializes in treating all types of orthopedic and sports injuries. Dr. Kim is a Board-Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist and a member of the Orthopedic Section and Sports Section of the American Physical Therapy Association.
Dr. Kim has been serving as full-time instructor of clinical physical therapy for the USC Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy since 2013. In addition to his role as instructor of clinical physical therapy, he serves as one of the members on the USC Doctor of Physical Therapy Program’s admissions committee. Dr. Kim also is a course instructor and course director for the two foundational courses, focusing on therapeutic exercise, during the first year of the DPT curriculum. Dr. Kim also volunteers his time to serve as one of the faculty instructors for the extracurricular groups during the second year. His extracurricular group spends the entire second year reviewing didactic materials from the first year culminating in application of the material with live patient case examination.
Dr. Kim continues to have a profound influence on the physical therapy profession because he is involved with mentoring and teaching in post-professional education and various continuing education courses. He has been serving as one of the primary mentors for both the USC orthopedic and sports residencies. He also serves as one of the instructors for the Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy’s Orthopedic Spine Seminar Series. These seminars are designed to improve proficiency with physical therapy examination, evaluation, and intervention of all musculoskeletal conditions. Concepts of manual therapy, movement science, and pain science are integrated to offer a broad scope of clinical practice for the orthopedic physical therapist looking for a fellowship-level education.