Dr Yong Kim is owner and head chiropractor at Performance Chiropractic and Sports Care. The Premiere Chiropractic and Athletic Injury Clinic in the area. He has been serving the Sacramento and surrounding communities for over 18 years.
KIM’S PERSONAL STORY
Dr. Kim entered the field of chiropractic because of a personal experience that changed his life. During his teenage years, he suffered from chronic low back pain complicated with Sciatica caused by several auto accidents, bad posture, and a few sports injuries. Traditional allopathic care and physical therapy failed to ease his suffering. He was able to reduce his pain with regular exercise, but he still suffered severe flare-ups. One day while he was exercising at the gym, a Chiropractor noticed something wrong with him. The chiropractor took him to his clinic and treated him. After several weeks of treatments, he felt 100% better. It only took just another week before Dr. Kim decided to pursue the profession of Chiropractic himself.
Dr. Kim performed his undergraduate studies for Chiropractic at San Jose State University, and completed his doctoral studies in Chiropractic at Life West College of Chiropractic. During his internship, he was one of the few elected clinicians as an Honors Intern and an Intern Supervisor to help other interns manage and care for approximately 1,000 patients per week. Dr. Kim has over 18 years of experience in the chiropractic field.
Dr. Kim continued his studies in neurology through the Carrick Institute and has successfully treated non-ablative neurological conditions such as cervical dystonia, benign positional vertigo, peripheral neuropathies and chronic pain from nociceptive sensitization.
In 2000, Dr. Kim received his certification in Chiropractic Spinal Trauma (CCST) by the Council of Applied Chiropractic Science from the International Chiropractic Association. This certification allowed him to excel and treat injuries associated with motor vehicle accidents as well as testify in court as an expert consultant. Dr. Kim has successfully treated many auto injuries where prior medical and chiropractic care did not.
In 2003, Dr. Kim earned his full certification in Active Release Techniques (ART). With this, he has successfully treated many professional athletes in the endurance and contact sports including but not limited to the NFL, NBA, MLB and UFC. Dr.Kim currently holds all ART certifications which include Spine, Upper Extremity, Lower Extremity, Biomechanics, Long Tract Nerve Entrapments, Masters, Active Palpation Technique and Complex Protocols.
In 2006, Dr. Kim obtained his certification as a Chiropractic Sports Practitioner® (CCSP) by the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians. This specialized certification allows him further in-depth knowledge in the treatment of athletic injuries and the management of physical fitness.
In 2009, Dr. Kim completed Level 3 certification through the American Chiropractic Rehabilitation Board (ACRB®).
In 2010, Dr. Kim was privileged and honored to be chosen as an ART instructor. There are approximately 150 ART instructors worldwide.
KIM IS A DEDICATED VOLUNTEER
Dr. Kim has volunteered his knowledge and treatment for local high school athletes. He was also the club chiropractor for 24 Hour Fitness in Sacramento and presently volunteers his time to assist personal trainers at 24 Hour Fitness and exercise facilities with complex and chronic conditions.
In September 2004, Dr. Kim was selected to administer Active Release Treatments® to the SILVER MEDAL United States Men’s and Women’s Olympic Gymnastics Team at the 2004 TJ MAXX Olympic Gymnastics Tour in Sacramento.
He had the honor of being a part of the ART Treatment Team in treating the athletes at the 2004, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 Ironman Triathlon World Championship in Kona, Hawaii. He continues to volunteer at the Ironman World Championships annually.
Dr. Kim is currently the lead volunteer for the ART sponsored Ironman Lake Tahoe.
He is also a proud sponsor of Total Body Fitness, Sacramento’s premiere multi-sport racing and training specialists since 1991.
KIM HAS AN ACTIVE LIFESTYLE
Dr. Kim has always kept an active lifestyle by participating in sports. He played competitive league baseball from elementary school through high school. He also has experience in Tae Kwon Do and Jujitsu. Currently, his passions include functional weight training, high intensity interval training, mountain biking, camping and spending quality time with family and friends.
He has always practiced what he preaches to his patients; by regularly exercising at 24 Hour Fitness facilities for over 30 years.
MORE YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT DR. KIM
During 2006 and 2007, Dr. Kim was a monthly contributing writer for Health & Fitness Magazine, a local publication dedicated to informing and enlightening readers on health and fitness issues affecting them and their community. His articles focused on the prevention and treatment of a variety of sports and musculoskeletal injuries.
He also has a broad spectrum of patients from state and local governmental agencies including various branches of law enforcement to several area school district such as police officers, firemen, and teachers.
Yong Kim, DC