- University of Southern California Doctor of Physical Therapy
- University of California, Irvine Bachelor of Science in Biological Science
- Pre- and post-surgical rehabilitation
- Spine: Neck and Back
- Hip, Knee, and Ankle/Foot
- Shoulder, Elbow, and Wrist
Jimmy’s interest in physical therapy and the medical field were realized early in high school as an avid athlete in cross country, track and field, and cycling. Collegiately, he expanded his interest to other activities such as rock climbing, quidditch and weightlifting. As a result, his participation across various activities provided a steppingstone for his interest in working with a variety of patients with upper extremity, lower extremity and spine injuries.
Jimmy first started his post-secondary education at University of California, Irvine, where he completed his Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences. In conjunction with his undergraduate studies at UC Irvine, he also studied biomedical engineering focused on studying directed evolution within an orthogonal replication system in bacterial and yeast systems. Although his undergraduate research primarily focused on bacterial and yeast systems, he also briefly worked on studying HIV-related proteins near the end of his undergraduate studies.
After completing his studies at UC Irvine, Jimmy continued his education at the University of Southern California where he received his degree as a Doctor of Physical Therapy and was awarded the Order of the Golden Cane, the highest honor for all USC graduates. During his time at USC, Jimmy was an instructor for the anatomy course held for first year physical therapy students. He also expressed interest in the relationship between electronic sports (E-sports) and physical therapy with his colleagues, which drove him to interact with E-sports teams at USC and pave the road for future physical therapy students and clinicians to work with these teams.
Clinically, Jimmy has had experience across multiple settings as a student, which includes work in hospitals, outpatient clinics, inpatient settings, and wound care. His current professional focus and endeavors are targeted towards taking his experience across multiple settings to provide exceptional care to patients in the outpatient orthopedic setting. He continued his studies after graduation by taking additional courses in upper extremity injury management of athletes in baseball, volleyball, and golf, which is further testament to his desire to continue developing and improving treatment plans for patients and injury assessment techniques.
When working with patients, Jimmy accounts for clinical presentation, patient consideration, and evidence-based practice to formulate an appropriate and optimized rehabilitation program for his patients. He also spends more time simply listening to his patients and their goals- This allows him to design more specific exercise plans centered around the patient and their unique impairments and goals. He believes medicine should be individualized and not a recipe book approach.
Although Jimmy’s endeavors and interests include physical therapy and treating patients, he is a native and resident of Southern California. His other interests include running, road/mountain cycling, rock climbing (top, lead, and bouldering), and inline/roller skating. While taking a break from these activities, he also enjoys model building and video games (casual and E-sports).