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Derek (Hyoungjoon) Kim, DPT, PT

Physical Therapist

New York, NY

About Derek (Hyoungjoon) Kim

** We are out-of-network providers. ** We accept all PPO (out of network) Plans, Traveler’s and Students’ Insurances. - UnitedHealthcare PPO, Choice Plus - UnitedHealthcare Oxford PPO - Aetna POS II, PPO, POS - Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO - Cigna PPO - Medicare, Magna care - Etc.. www.bimptnyc.com Derek is Founder of Balance In Motion PT, a doctor of physical therapy, and Marathoner. *Specialty -Running Injury -Acute Neck Strain / Back Strain -Chronic Lower Back Pain / Neck Pain -Post Surgery rehab(Rotator cuff reconstruction, Labral Reconstruction, Meniscus repair, ACL/PCL reconstruction, Total Knee replacement, Fracture, Bunionectomy) -Shoulder / Knee joint Orthopedic dysfunction rehabilitation (example: Impingement syndrome, Joint Instability issue) -Bowed legs, Knocked knee Correction -Foot care (Bunion/Flat feet Correction, Plantar fasciitis) -TMJ Pain (Temporomandibular joint dysfunction rehab) Derek is specialized in advanced myofascial release technique and various therapeutic exercises including Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation(PNF). He is also certified as a Neuro-developmental treatment practitioner(re-educating normal movement, Example: restoring normal sequence of reaching movement) and provider evaluating and fitting foot orthotics. He uses combined approach of conventional physical therapy and holistic manual therapies drawn from the osteopathic philosophy. Derek has been in practice since 2006 and has completed extensive training from leading experts from USA and South Korea in the field of manual therapy. Mostly, Derek is passionate about helping people and feels very lucky to have found a way to make a positive impact on patients' lives. Derek enjoys his work immensely and puts his heart and soul into each and every case that he handles.

In-network insurances

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • AgeWell New York

Specialties

  • Physical Therapist

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Education and training

  • Dominican College, Doctor of Physical Therapy
  • Daegu University (Bachelor's)

Professional memberships

  • American Physical Therapy Association

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Korean

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1427451079

Derek (Hyoungjoon) Kim's office location

Balance in Motion Physical Therapy, NYC

120 E 56th St, Suite 500

New York, NY 10022

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Very knowledgeable, attentive, and knows his craft.
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The 1st Therapist to give me an actual diagnosis for my severe neck, back and shoulder pain. Dr. Derek was very precise in explaining everything that he was doing and the next steps necessary to help relieve my tension and stiffness
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Assessed the issue quickly and got to treatment so maximized the appointment. I am clear in next steps and my homework.
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He was really nice and gave detailed explanation of what was wrong and what I should do. Only con was it turned out he was out of network of my insurance even though Zocdoc said he was...
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The practice is amazing! Derek was the first PT to actually properly diagnose me and send me home with an app with appropriate exercises that gets updated as you progress. He is extremely knowledgeable and helpful and I wouldn't be fullyrecovered so soon if it wasn't for him! I would definitely recommend him to anyone in need of PT
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Dr. Kim was incredibly helpful with diagnosing and developing a therapy plan for my dislocated shoulder. He also helped me with some back issues I was having. Everyone in his office is attentive and polite. Always flexible with scheduling andunderstanding if you need to change or cancel an appointment.
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Dr Kim is excellent. I felt very comfortable around him and will visit him again. My initial impression walking in was that his office is clean, it has space and it is well looked after. He has a calm demeanor, whichI appreciate as it helped me relax into a new environment. During my initial consult he walked me through step-by-step what he was looking for, what he discovered and why my symptoms were occurring which I found helpful. I was also very thankful for the work he did to help fix my neck.
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Very professional & caring. Decided a custom plan to sooth my need. My ailment improved after the second visit.
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Excellent Therapy & Results! I'd gone to two doctors, one of which focused on sports related injuries and was told it would heal itself over time or that I would have to endure the pain since I was over 35. After2 sessions Dr. Kim I was hooked & my wrist felt much better. Don't underestimate the benefits of getting a 2nd opinion and using a good doctor.
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I came a bit late because I was stuck in traffic, and he texted me to come in as soon as I got there as to not waste time at receception; a courtesy not seen by most professionals. I got inand immediately he assessed the issues and began treatment. He explained everything he was doing thoroughly and showed me visually. I felt immediate relief after the session and am excited to come back for therapy. Cant recommend more!
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An awesome physical therapist! I had been having trouble with my leg while running for several months and even saw a docotor at the start of the year who seemed to dismiss my concerns. I received a second opinion and wasadvised to do physical therapy, which is when I found Dr.Kim. He is attentive, honest and truly tailors treatments to the patients needs. I highly recommend him, especially if you're a runner!!
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A person who genuinely love his craft the way it should be!
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Per usual, Dr. Kim is very patient and thorough with his treatment. For any treatments need due to injuries or simply aches, he can definitely help you get better!
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After a few half-marathons and not enough time spent on stretching, I've been diagnosed with IT band syndrome. Thinking that it will get better with time, I didn't seek any professional help, until a fellow runner recommended me to Dr. Kim.From explaining what it means to have IT band syndrome to doing a quick fix to relieve my pain, he was absolutely perfect and professional with all he did! Dr. Kim first made me go through some diagnostic tests, like running on a treadmill and looking at my knee and foot shape. Then he taught me a few stretching routines I can try at home and massaged my leg. It was a bit painful while he was massaging, but my leg magically began to feel better afterwards; it still hurt when I ran but I could at least bend my knee and walk! He also recommended few alternatives for running shoes, which I've began using and it's been super effective in protecting my knee. After a few days of following his stretching routine, I feel better before and after my runs. I will continue seeing him as he has been nothing but helpful.
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I got ankle injuries from running. I met Dr.Kim several times but I never wait even few minutes. Also he is very responsible doctor about patient's condition. And We have talked a lot about running (he is also runner ! Ithink especially he might to know about runner injuries) for that some reasons i highly recommend to anyone who have pain or got injuries!!
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Excellent visit, I felt so much better after & really feel that Derek was able to treat the actual problem, I will definitely be returning.
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Excellent All Around I was very impressed with my first visit. Dr. Kim is friendly & extremely knowledgeable. The office is clean. He has brand new equipment (muscle stimulators, ultrasound and a FDA approved, high-tech, laser for pain reduction).My session started right on time and he spent the entire hour working with me using his own hands. He also explained the reasons for my condition using the diagrams, charts and models in his office. I already feel much better after just 1 visit! I highly recommend his practice and would give it 6 stars if I could.
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Dr. Kim is a professional and easy going physical therapist He listens to even the smallest concerns or questions that a patient might have and is willing to take the time to explain and make the patient feel comfortable. He ispunctual and yet very flexible, you can count on him that he will do his best to make your schedule work. I've been seeing Dr. Kim since 2015 for minor injuries from running to best practice posture/minor scoliosis and tight muscle from work. He is a runner, a coach and a father, it'll be hard for you to not like him :) Highly recommended!
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Perfect experience
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