We're Hiring!

We are seeking a highly motivated and skilled physical therapist to join the community that our private practice gets to share in.  We are a private-pay physical therapy practice.  We are kind, fun, and adaptive.  We treat the whole human system, seeking to treat the underlying problem, improve function, and get our patients/clients to enjoy the life that they get to live.  We emphasize quality over quantity.  We continuously work to identify each patient’s unique needs.  We seek the hidden existing potential in every person.  We use manual therapy paradigms and associated techniques–primarily Functional Manual Therapy® (FMT)--to provide the best and meaningful results possible.  We have professional long-term commitments to the members in the community.  When patients and clients want to make an appointment, we are appointment only.

If you would enjoy:
 - Spending at least a full hour one-on-one with each of your patients and clients,

- Marked reduced paperwork requirements compared to average in-network PT office,

- Working in a 100% cash-pay office without the nonsense that goes along with insurance contracts and reimbursement,

- Having a pivotal role  in getting human beings to realize their hidden existing potential,

- Enjoy having professional and personable relationship with the members of the community

This could be the perfect position for you.

Attached is the PDF job description.

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Our new address is the following:

2060 Huntington Dr., Unit 5
San Marino, CA 91108

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We are physical therapists who see fewer patients, resulting in more time for you and a personalized approach to your treatments.  You get to journey beyond normal limits and have a system that is truly healthy and efficient.

Our Mission Statement

The mission of Total Potential Physical Therapy: Wellness & Rehabilitation is to treat with highly effective hands-on physical therapy through the "Art of the Hand" in a healing and casual environment in order to provide results at a rate that can meet meaningful expectations that increases happiness and independence.  We value in ultimately building healthy relationships with other people so that they can grow their impact.  We seek the hidden existing potential in every person.
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We have a high success rate with treating and resolving issues like functional scoliosis, chronic pain, trauma, headaches, and much more.  
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"For almost 8 years I’ve been battling stage 4 mantle cell lymphoma. An excellent team of oncologists have kept me alive and functioning. I still teach as a college professor full time. But as a result of very strong cancer medicine I’ve had significant side affects that severely threatened my mobility and strength in my upper body, especially on my left side. I’m left-handed which compounded my difficulty. I had trouble writing, eating with utensils, brushing my teeth, dressing, and driving a car.

"Dr. Joel Kim (Joel) became my PT 6 months ago. I’ve been visiting him weekly. He has dramatically improved my functioning in all the areas I mentioned. I’ve also improved my posture and walking gait since becoming Joel’s patient.

"Although I’ve consulted a few other PT’s Joel has proved to be the best, by far. He is not just better, but is qualitatively better. His approach is wholistic, he sees the connections almost magically between seemingly disparate issues. For example a problem in my hand may be ultimately connected to something happening in my spine. As he proceeds with treatment Joel is very careful to explain what he’s doing and why he’s doing it. He often uses amusing analogies in his explanations. He also involves the patient in the treatment. I find this very helpful.

"He listens carefully to what I say and acts accordingly. His compassion combined with a deep knowledge allows him to come up with creative, effective solutions. He is a determined problem solver.

"Lately he has worked in conjunction with my OT. They communicate back and forth weekly sharing information and ideas. This has proved very helpful to my progress. I’m very thankful to have Dr. Joel Kim on my medical team."

- Pete R.


"I have been fighting chronic pain due to full body arthritis, and repetitive-motion injury to both shoulders.  This pain made it difficult to walk, stand still, sit, and sleep.  Additionally, in compensating for my knee joints, I developed problems with balance that led to several falls.

"Traditional therapies didn't seem to give me lasting results.  Dr. Joel helped me understand that all movement and feeling in the body is related.  He works to treat the core issue that leads to the pain, and the results are profound.  Some issues make take several visits to work through, but the process makes sense and is worth it.  I am more stable in standing and walking.  I don't need a cane or walker nearly as often, and sitting for long periods is easier.  My sleep is definitely improved.  I trust Dr. Joel's assessments and healing therapies implicitly."

- Robyn A.


"Scoliosis or not? The testers were never sure in school. Gymnastics, yes, but walking tired me. Went into Nursing. Back pain increased. Helped the Cesarean Section patient get washed in the shower. Turned to get towels and slipped forward. Straight armed left arm. Slap tear. Rolled right hitting left then right knees and right arm. Shoulders replaced, knees replaced, hips replaced. Rolled over in bed to get up to go to work. Pain shot to 10+. Unable to walk. Neck fusion done. Back fusion done. Able to walk. After moving to CA 6 years ago is when second back fusion done because I was terribly bent forward. But it was a fusion failure. Between my back and hip surgeries I met Joel. There is no doubt he is gifted. His hands can feel the injuries and adjust them so I could live better with less pain. I am so impressed with his ever increasing knowledge. And his love of learning. His ability to put things back right into their proper position. Thank you Dr. Joel."

- Pamela U.
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Conditions We Successfully Treat & Manage

Chronic pain
Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
Carpal Tunnel
Weakness in Hands or Feet
Cervical Fusion Recovery
Lumbar Fusion Recovery
Cervical / Lumbar Disc Replacement Recovery
Numbness and/or tingling
Adhesive Capsulitis
Chronic Cramping
Functional Leg Length Discrepancy
Poor Posture
Mouth Breathing
Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)
Upper Airway Resistance Syndrome (UARS)
Neck pain
Low back pain
Hip pain
Knee pain
Ankle pain
Foot pain
Shoulder pain
Shoulder Impingement
Frozen Shoulder
Shoulder Tendinitis
Tennis Elbow
Golfer's Elbow
Wrist pain

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
Acid Reflux
Fatty Liver
Femoral Acetabular Impingement (FAI)
Acromioclavicular Joint (AC Jt.) Arthritis
Patellofemoral Pain (PFP)
Osteoarthritis of knees
Shin Splints
Plantar Fasciitis
Achilles Tendinitis
Ankle Sprain
Hallucis Valgus (Bunions)
Chronic cramping
Difficulty Walking
Diastasis Recti
Trigeminal Neuralgia
Pes Planus (Flat Feet)
Pudendal Neuralgia (Pelvic pain)
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
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