YJ is a New Jersey native who graduated from Northeastern University in 2013 after completing a six-year Doctor of Physical Therapy program. He has since settled into Brooklyn, NY to work at IPA Manhattan Physical Therapy. His passion for sports and people initially drew him to the physical therapy field, but throughout his educational experiences he has worked with many different patient populations. In 2014, he completed a nine-month Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF) residency in Vallejo, CA, and is now recognized as a PNF level 5 therapist by the International PNF association (IPNFA). The residency focused on learning and understanding concepts of fundamental human movement and primarily involved working with patients dealing with neurological deficits. In 2017, he completed an Orthopedic Functional Manual Therapy Residency through the Institute of Physical Art (IPA) under the mentorship of Seth Blee, DPT, CFMT at Inova Health System in Fairfax, VA. He received his Certified Functional Manual Therapist (CFMT) certification after passing the examination in Steamboat, CO. He is currently in the process of completing his fellowship through Institute of Physical Art’s Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy (AAOMPT)/American Physical Therapy Associate (APTA) credentialed Functional Manual Therapy Fellowship program. One of his past experiences he has gotten to enjoy was traveling to three Central and South American countries on different missions and physical therapy trips and hopes to remain involved with international efforts in the future.
Graduated from Northeastern University Doctorate of Physical Therapy Program
Completed CFMT certification through the IPA