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Jimmy (Jong-il) Jo, DPT, OCS

Physical Therapist

New York, NY

About Jimmy (Jong-il) Jo

Dr. Jimmy Jo is a founder of Touch Of Life Physical Therapy, Doctor of Physical Therapy, and Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS). He is a clinical instructor credentialed by American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). His specialty includes: -Spine Health & Disc Disease -Uneven Pelvis, Hip, Leg Length Correction -Shoulder, Knee, Ankle, Toe Orthopedic Dysfunction -Carpal Tunnel & Thoracic Outlet Syndrome -TMJ (Temporomandibular joint) Program - Jaw pain -Post Surgery rehabilitation -Sports Rehab & Injury Prevention Program Dr. Jo has special interest in treating spine and disc related pathology, believing that it is reversible with specific therapeutic exercise, posture correction and his unique manual therapy approaches. He trained from Mckenzie Institute for spine and disc-related pathology. Dr. Jo specializes in rehabilitation for dancers, musicians, and athletes both in recreational and professional levels. He prefers to use advanced myofascial release technique to remove abnormal tissue tensions in chronic injuries of dancers and athletes. Dr. Jo is a manual therapist, who spend the necessary amount of time to assess and correct each patient's individual needs. He uses combined approach of evidence-based physical therapy and holistic manual therapies drawn from the osteopathic philosophy. Dr. Jo is passionate about helping others and puts his heart and soul into every case that he handles. Out of the office, he practices martial arts such as Jiu Jitsu and Muay Thai, and he loves to read books with interesting topics concerning health and history. We accept PPO(out of network)/POS plans for all insurance companies.

In-network insurances

  • AARP
  • Accountable Health Plan of Ohio
  • AdvantageMD

Specialties

  • Physical Therapist

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Board certifications

  • American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties
  • Orthopaedics (Physical Therapy Specialties)

Education and training

  • New York University, Doctor of Physical Therapy

Professional memberships

  • American Physical Therapy Association

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Korean

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1366856726

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5.0
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Dr. Jo is an amazing physical therapist! He has helped me with my shoulder pain and I can't ask for abetter doctor. He is thorough, professional, and very informative.
Dr. Jo is an amazing physical therapist! He has helped me with my shoulder pain and I can't ask for a better doctor. He is thorough, professional, and very informative.
Laurie E. · Less than 1 month ago
Very patient doctor. He spent a lot of time explaining to me and answering my questions. Would highly recommend to everyone!
Very patient doctor. He spent a lot of time explaining to me and answering my questions. Would highly recommend to everyone!
Qiang D. · September 5, 2019

Jimmy (Jong-il) Jo's office location

Touch Of Life Physical Therapy

136 E 57th St, 801

New York, NY 10022

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Dr. Jo is an amazing physical therapist! He has helped me with my shoulder pain and I can't ask for a better doctor. He is thorough, professional, and very informative.

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Very patient doctor. He spent a lot of time explaining to me and answering my questions. Would highly recommend to everyone!

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Great doctor sincerely cares about patient.

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Professional practice with good time management.

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Very professional with respect to patients.

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Always the best

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I felt like he really listened to me and has an eye for detail. I just wish we had more time / he was more proactive in educating me on what I should do and shouldnt do to help with the healing process because I don't always know what questions to ask

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The best always

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Wonderful first visit with Dr. Jo. He paid a lot of attention to treating the whole body in order to remedy the areas of pain I had. He was very knowledgeable and I left the office feeling great. He offered to answer question between appointments via email which I found to be very nice. I look forward to my next visit and highly recommend this doctor.

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Dr. Jo is amazing, soon our whole office (at Compass) will be seeing him!

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Dr. Jo was very nice and professional. He helped me with pain relief and showed me exercises I could do to improve my health.

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nice and professional

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Dr. Jimmy was wonderful, wasted no time, and definitely knows his stuff. He also took time to explain exactly how the insurance would work for this session and future sessions which was really great. I’m looking forward to continuing to work with him on my runners knee/IT band issues.

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I had a shoulder problem for 3 years and went to see 2 other physios who never gave me any sustainable improvment. I had a lowr back problem Also for years that never got well before i went to Dr Jo. He fixed both issues within 3 months and was always super professional and engaged in the sessions to make me feel like he really cared. Outstanding.

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He is a Genius! I arrive in pain and after the session I walk with no pain! Thanks Doc!!!

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Nice guy- knows his stuff.

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I am a professional dancer and I have seen Dr. Jo twice now; once for my back and then for knee. He takes his time with his diagnosis and is very thorough. My back is great and my knee on it's way there too. When I went in I could not bend my knee without feeling pain but directly after my visit I had greater range of motion and less pain. Now, 2 days later after following his treatment plan, I can walk normally. Soon i'll be dancing again! So happy and definitely coming back!

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Excellent - he has a great bedside manner, is very thoughtful and takes excellent care of his patients. Highly recommend! I've visited him multiple times

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I visited Dr. Jo twice. In both times he was very comprehensive in his analysis, attentive to my needs, and provided excellent guidance. He even followed up after the meeting with materials I should go through to exercise at home. I definitely recommend.

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Jimmy was spot on with his diagnosis and treatment. He also explained the physiology of the affected area and explained about my insurance!

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He is very professional and explains everything that he is doing and why he is doing it! I love it!

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Highly recommend and will definitely come back

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Great doctor. Very attentive and professional. Took the time to thoroughly examine and treat me.

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Amazing PT, very skillful and dedicated !

More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Jo knows his stuff. After dislocating it, my shoulder felt better after just one visit.

More than 1 year ago
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HE IS A GENIUS TREATING THE TRIGGER POINTS !!!

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I went to Jimmy Jo for a couple of months for hamstring and ankle issues, and he is the most comprehensive PT I have worked with. He didn’t just focus on the specific pain I was having, but worked on the underlying causes (misalignments and muscle imbalances). Thankfully I’ve continued the exercises and haven’t needed to return, but I will definitely go back when needed :) He knows what he’s doing - highly recommend!

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He is the best!!

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Dr. Jo was very professional and helped me with my ankle pain. He answered all of my questions and provided me with take-home exercises. I would definitely recommend!

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Dr. Jo was excellent in his assessment and treatment. I had a long standing hip pain and after our session, I felt immediate relief. I highly recommend Dr. Jo.

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Very positive

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Very positive

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Perfect

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Perfect

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Dr. Jo was very thoughtful and attentive to my problems. He takes time to explain the treatment therapy and his office was very quick to turn around insurance verifications. Will definitely be going back!

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Jimmy is really attentive and caring. I’ve only been there 1x so I’m not sure about my recovery but it’s been the best experience I’ve ever had with a physical therapist. I will be coming back!

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It was an immense pleasure working with Dr.Jo. He's never in a rush to get through the appointment and patiently listens to my questions and concerns. I highly recommend him.

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Dr. Jo is amazing! He's very caring and does everything he can to help you. I had pain when I first visited him for almost 2 months, and on the first visit I left feeling instantly better after the correction therapy, and trigger point therapy he performed. I've been seeing him for several visits after and my back pain is pretty much gone.

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Excellent session with Dr. Jo. He is very knowledgeable and hands-on with a great personal nature. Dr. Jo understood the nature of my injury fully and was able to address it with a focused approached. I highly recommend him and Balance in Motion.

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I received the professional physical therapy from Jimmy. He has a good manner also. I'm highly recommend the place.

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Dr. Jong takes his time and really focuses on making sure I am getting the full range of physical therapy exercises and doing them correctly. I never have to wait - he takes me within minutes of my arrival at his office. And his appointment reminders and links to my pt regimen make it easy to focus on getting better.

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Delightful, skilled doctor who immediately put me at ease and helped alleviate my discomfort and provided an at-home exercise plan and follow-up program. I look forward to continuing to work with Dr. Jimmie on my knee, wrist, and hand issues.

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Blown away... this doc is a genius.

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Dr. Jo is astute in identifying the sources of pain and patient in providing holistic treatment and relief. Within a few weeks' time, I regained fully functional, pain-free range of motion, and Dr. Jo took the time to provide recommendations for strengthening exercises that I would be able to do on a daily basis for preventative care. I also appreciated the flexible scheduling and weekend hours, and I would highly recommend Dr. Jo and Balance in Motion to my friends and family!

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Doc was friendly and willing to answer any question I had. Highly recommend

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My visit my was excellent received professional experience.

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He is very proffesional.. He knows what he is doing I totally recommend him.

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