Dr. Koh is a sports and orthopedic physical therapist with over 20 years of experience. He earned his B.S. degree in Physiological Sciences from the University of California at Los Angeles, as well as his Master and Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Southern California. In doing so, Dr. Koh became the youngest graduate ever to earn an advanced Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy in USC’s history. While at USC, Dr. Koh served on the faculty as a Teaching Assistant in Orthopedics. In 2007, Dr. Koh earned a Master in Business Administration from USC’s Marshall School of Business.
Dr. Koh’s career began as a staff physical therapist at UCLA Medical Center specializing in orthopedics, cardiac and neuro-rehabilitation. He was then accepted to Kaiser Permanente Orthopedic Residency Program which he completed in 2000. Dr. Koh is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), where he served as the State and Regional Director for the NSCA, overseeing more than 6,000 members. Dr. Koh was the first physical therapist certified in Active Release Techniques and Graston Techniques in Orange County and the first Masters Level Certified Active Release Techniques physical therapist. He is also a Lead Instructor for Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM) Techniques with Fibroblaster, Inc. In addition, Dr. Koh is one of very few physical therapists certified as a Russian Kettlebell Instructor (RKC) and is one of 14 PT’s certified in Fascial Manipulation Techniques in the U.S. His extensive training over the years has included studying different treatment techniques originating from Russia, Norway, France, Great Britain, Italy, South America, Korea and Australia.
Dr. Koh has been invited as a guest speaker for various organizations including the University of California- Irvine Dept. of Sports Medicine, USC School of Physical Therapy, Sacred Heart University School of Physical Therapy, California Physical Therapy Association, New York Knicks NBA Team, New York Liberty WNBA Team, Jacksonville Jaguars NFL Team, multiple NSCA State Conferences, Naval Special Warfare PT Department, US Army Med Dept. – Fort Bragg, Elite Sports and Spine Expo, and COPA World Conference.
In addition to working with individual athletes from the NFL, NBA, WTA, AVP, LPGA, UFC, MLB, WCAA, Olympics, and Canadian National Track & Field Team, Dr. Koh has enjoyed being a member of various medical teams for organizations including the Ironman Triathlon World Championships, Association of Volleyball Professionals (AVP) Tour, the USA Cricket World Tour, BMX World Cup Pro Tour, VANs Pro Skateboarding and BMX Tour, and the Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) Tour. Dr. Koh is proud to have served on medical teams at various U.S. Olympic Training Centers working with athletes from Team USA Weightlifting, USA Beach and Indoor Volleyball, USA Boxing, USA Gymnastics, and USA Tae Kwon Do. Dr. Koh was part of Team USA Medical Team for the Pan-American Games and the NCAA Tae Kwon Do Medical Team. Dr. Koh has served on medical teams for Team USA Volleyball, USA Weightlifting, USA Sailing, USA Bobsled & Skeleton, and USA Track and Field. Dr. Koh has also worked on national & international tours for So You Think You Can Dance, Dancing with the Stars, Ringling Bros, Black Sabbath, Beyonce, and Carrie Underwood.
In addition to his sports/orthopedic credentials, Dr. Koh is also a nationally Board Certified Geriatric Clinical Specialist (less than 1% of all physical therapists in the U.S. have this classification). This distinction is earned, in part, by demonstrating years of experience and expertise in age-related diseases and injuries common to the geriatric population.
Because of his expertise, Dr. Koh is currently contracted by the U.S. Government as an expert witness in physical therapy for lawsuits in Medicare and for the U.S. Department of Health. Dr. Koh was elected by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS) to become a member of the Specialization Academy of Content Experts (SACE), the governing body responsible for writing national board exam questions. In addition, Dr. Koh has been a consultant and researcher for Sketchers, Inc., Taylor-Made Golf, Inc., NBA Head Trainers Association, US Olympic Sports Med Dept., Muscle-Aid Tape, Inc., and Aspen Medical Products, Inc. He has published various articles for national physical therapy publications such as Advance Magazine and In Motion Magazine.
Dr. Koh is an avid practitioner of Krav Maga and the Navy SEAL’s Close Quarter Defense martial arts. He is a proud member of Infragard, the private citizen corporate executives unit of the FBI and is a graduate of the FBI Citizen’s Academy.
Dr. Koh was recently awarded one of the “Best Physical Therapists in Southern California” by KCAL9/KTLA5 Television Stations in Los Angeles.
– Over 20 years of experience in Sports & Orthopedic PT for athletes in NBA, NFL, NCAA, MLB, and Olympic Teams
– International Olympic Medical Team Provider
– Team USA Volleyball Medical Team Member
– Team USA Weightlifting Medical Team Member
– Team USA Weightlifting Sports Performance Coach
– Team USA Bobsled & Skeleton Medical Team Member
– Team USA Sailing Medical Team Member
– AVP Pro Beach Volleyball Medical Team Member
– ASP Pro Surfing Medical Team Member
– Vans Pro Skateboarding Medical Team Member
– Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist
– U.S. Government Expert Witness for Physical Therapy
– Speaker to PT Schools, Medical Schools, & International PT Conferences worldwide