About Esther Kim, PT, DPT
Esther Kim is a physical therapist who joined Inova Sportsplex in winter of 2018. She has been practicing since 2016 and has also worked in outpatient physical therapy centers in Saint Louis, Missouri. Esther has a special interest in working with patients who have orthopedic and sports injuries, chronic pain, and pelvic floor conditions.
She earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Radford University in Roanoke, Virginia, and her Bachelor of Science in Kineisology from the University of Illinois in Chicago.
Esther has completed level one Functional Dry Needling through Kineticore and Pelvic Floor 1 through Herman and Wallace. She is currently studying to become a board-certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist.
Esther uses a functional movement oriented approach to therapy with a strong emphasis on improving proper movement mechanics in order to facilitate long term gains and decrease risk of re-injury or loss of function. She has a strong focus on education order to promote understanding and knowledge in all aspects of physical therapy related to the injury to promote return to higher levels of function.
Esther enjoys spending time outside hiking, rock climbing and sport activities including volleyball and basketball. She also has a dog and 2 cats that occupy her spare time.