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We see the body as a whole, not just individual parts.

Expert Manual Therapy

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Functional Manual Therapy®
(FMT)

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CranioSacral Therapy
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Visceral Manipulation
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We don't just treat your medical diagnosis.  We treat your function instead.
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Heart Rate Variability (HRV) & Vagus Nerve (CN X) 

"I cannot recommend Dr. Joel Kim enough.  He is an outstanding doctor of physical therapy, a thorough professional, and has become a trusted friend...

"...After a traumatic event in my life, Dr. Joel helped me with treatment and techniques to LOWER STRESS, DEAL WITH ANXIETY, and IMPROVE MY OVERALL MENTAL HEALTH.

"But what really sets Dr. Joel apart is his genuine care for his patients. He takes the time to get to know you, your lifestyle, and your story. You can tell he has a true desire to help.

"If you're suffering from any type of pain or discomfort, I highly recommend Dr. Joel Kim; he is always my first call.  Even now that I live across the country, I will happily travel to see him.

"Thank you sincerely, Dr. Joel.
" -JB


Ever heard of HEART RATE VARIABILITY (HRV)?  Have you heard of the Vagus Nerve?  Vagal Tone?  Polyvagal Theory?

Do you want to recover faster?  Sleep better?  Think more executively when others are hanging on to other people's coat tails?

Did you know that you can treat HRV directly with our manual therapy?  You don't need to soley meditate, yoga, and exercise your HRV.  You can get there much faster with our manual treatment.  Improve the mechanical capacity and neuromuscular function of your vagus nerve with our manual therapy starting today.

See reduced chronic inflammation in your gut and in your body.  Feel your musculoskeletal problem get better that is associated with your depression and anxiety.  Recover faster than your competition in your favorite sport and play with joy too, both physically and mentally.  Get a stronger immune system.  Bounce back quickly from significant events.
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Prevention & Maintenance

"Been to lots of PT, chiropractors, acupuncturists, cupping, massage practitioners…. Dr. Joel is doing some amazing stuff. He is so in tuned with my body that he describes things I didn’t even realize happening. Most importantly, he works his tail off to make me feeling completely different than when I walked (or limped, or crawled) in. Walk run crawl or get wheeled in to see him…. You won’t be sorry!!!" -WS


You've graduated!  Now what?!

Many insurances will not cover maintenance with therapy services.  Fortunately, our fee-for-service model can.

Through our additional training of Manual Therapy Foundations, you also get direct access to a skilled and detailed outpatient orthopedic medical screening consultation.
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Holistic & Integrated

"It is a great blessing to have Dr. Kim to work on my 93 yr old mom who needs therapy to relief the tightness in her spine. He is very knowledgable and skillful in his craft of healing body from the inside out. So far, my mom has been feeling a lot better and her problems are being addressed with professional care that we never had experienced before meeting him. I, myself also had a couple sessions with him to address a sensitive knee that has been bothering me for a few years. I am so impressed by the way he diagnosed the root cause and treated the knee with the necessary adjustment and exercises. Now I can dance and work out intensively without feeling the discomfort in my knee. We are really grateful to find such a loving and highly skilled therapist in Dr. Kim. He is truly a rare find nowadays in what I call a top notch medical professional !!" -LR


Small and big injuries add up over time.

Due to the "in-network" insurance business model, other healthcare-related partnerships, or general administrative financial incentives, your problem may not be able to get the attention that it fully deserves.  It may take many weeks for the contributing issues to be treated.

Our private-pay model of having a full one-on-one 1-hour and 1.5-hour session at every session can assist in making sure that the problem you are having is evaluated and treated more succinctly and fully.
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Medical Running Analysis

"They will be in good hands... literally

"As a (nearly) 50 year old competitive runner and running coach I have experienced many types of injuries and aches and pains over the years. Thankfully I met Joel Kim DPT who has helped me rehab from many injuries and has guided me in ways to prevent future injuries and problems associated with being an aging runner. Knowing that Joel himself is a competitive endurance athlete gives me peace of mind knowing he can relate to all my issues. I recommend Joel to all my running clients knowing they will be in good hands... literally." -SC



Dr. Joel has completed an Ironman, placed 6th in Newport Triathlon, and placed 3rd in age group for Camp Pendleton Mud Run since competing in endurance sports from 2004.

As ideal as a running form can be, he knows that your specific--or perhaps strange--running style is different than the person next to you, which is like a unique fingerprint to you.

Total Potential recognizes that you also run for fitness, performance, or endurance.  Our experience coupled with expert hands-on sports physical therapy program uses Evidence Informed Practice (EIP).  This formula can help our runners run effectively injury-free.

With Functional Manual Therapy®, you can even perform better than you have and shave minutes off your run times.
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Athletic Enhancement

"Words can’t describe how happy I am to have Dr. Joel Kim as my physical therapist. My body was in so much pain that I couldn’t even leave the house. After just a couple sessions with Dr Joel I am back in the gym and I feel better than ever. I have gone through a handful of physical therapists and nobody even came close to giving me the relief I was looking for. Thank you Dr. Joel!" -WS 


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Continuous Use of Gait (Walking) for Movement Evaluation & Treatment

"Today I had a wonderful appointment at Total Potential Physical Therapy. Dr. Joel Kim really listened to my underlining physical problems. He taught me a more efficient way to walk. I felt balanced on my feet...which I haven't felt in a long time. He also worked on my rt. knee and loosened up my whole leg. As I left, I could really feel a difference. That's after one visit! I highly recommend  Dr. Joel Kim at Total Physical Therapy." -KK


Walking is the activity of daily living that connects all the necessary activities in your life.

Walking is a key area of movement many people take for granted as they participate in everyday life.  The way in which people walk, their gait, has a big impact on their overall health and long-term mobility.

Get physical therapy that is not only compassionate but that technically uses gait evaluation with the Functional Manual Therapy® (FMT) paradigm on a continuous basis.  Then get the deficits fully treated with Functional Manual Therapy®.

Concierge Physical Therapy

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"Joel has greatly helped me with my injury. Joel is kind and thinks outside the box compared to their physical therapist. He never gives up. Thank you for giving me the gift of movement and hope." -JS


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