High Velocity Spinal Technique (HVST) Instructors
Dr. Koh is a sports and orthopedic physical therapist with over 20 years of experience. He earned his B.S. degree in Physiological Sciences from the University of California at Los Angeles, as well as his Master and Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Southern California. In doing so, Dr. Koh became the youngest graduate ever to earn an advanced Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy in USC’s history. While at USC, Dr. Koh served on the faculty as a Teaching Assistant in Orthopedics. In 2007, Dr. Koh earned a Master in Business Administration from USC’s Marshall School of Business. Owner of KOH Physical Therapy Lab, an outpatient sport and orthopedic clinic in Irvine, CA.
Dr. Koh’s career began as a staff physical therapist at UCLA Medical Center specializing in orthopedics, cardiac and neuro-rehabilitation. He was then accepted to Kaiser Permanente Orthopedic Residency Program which he completed in 2000. Dr. Koh is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), where he served as the State and Regional Director for the NSCA, overseeing more than 6,000 members. Dr. Koh was the first physical therapist certified in Active Release Techniques and Graston Techniques in Orange County and the first Masters Level Certified Active Release Techniques physical therapist. He is also a Lead Instructor for Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM) Techniques with Fibroblaster, Inc. In addition, Dr. Koh is one of very few physical therapists certified as a Russian Kettlebell Instructor (RKC) and is one of 14 PT’s certified in Fascial Manipulation Techniques in the U.S. His extensive training over the years has included studying different treatment techniques originating from Russia, Norway, France, Great Britain, Italy, South America, Korea and Australia.
Dr. Koh has been invited as a guest speaker for various organizations including the University of California- Irvine Dept. of Sports Medicine, USC School of Physical Therapy, Sacred Heart University School of Physical Therapy, California Physical Therapy Association, New York Knicks NBA Team, New York Liberty WNBA Team, Jacksonville Jaguars NFL Team, multiple NSCA State Conferences, Naval Special Warfare PT Department, US Army Med Dept. – Fort Bragg, Elite Sports and Spine Expo, and COPA World Conference.
In addition to working with individual athletes from the NFL, NBA, WTA, AVP, LPGA, UFC, MLB, WCAA, Olympics, and Canadian National Track & Field Team, Dr. Koh has enjoyed being a member of various medical teams for organizations including the Ironman Triathlon World Championships, Association of Volleyball Professionals (AVP) Tour, the BMX Pro Tour, Vans Pro Skateboard Tour, and the Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) Tour. Dr. Koh is proud to have served on medical teams at various U.S. Olympic Training Centers working with athletes from Team USA Weightlifting, USA Beach and Indoor Volleyball, USA Boxing, USA Gymnastics, and USA Tae Kwon Do. Dr. Koh was part of Team USA Medical Team for the Pan-American Games. Dr. Koh has served on medical teams for Team USA Volleyball, USA Weightlifting, USA Sailing, USA Bobsled & Skeleton, and USA Track and Field. Dr. Koh has also worked on national & international tours for So You Think You Can Dance, Dancing with the Stars, Ringling Bros, Black Sabbath, Beyonce, and Carrie Underwood.
In addition to his sports/orthopedic credentials, Dr. Koh is also a nationally Board Certified Geriatric Clinical Specialist (less than 1% of all physical therapists in the U.S. have this classification). This distinction is earned, in part, by demonstrating years of experience and expertise in age-related diseases and injuries common to the geriatric population.
Because of his expertise, Dr. Koh is currently contracted by the U.S. Government as an expert witness in physical therapy for lawsuits in Medicare and for the U.S. Department of Health. Dr. Koh was elected by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS) to become a member of the Specialization Academy of Content Experts (SACE), the governing body responsible for writing national board exam questions. In addition, Dr. Koh has been a consultant and researcher for Sketchers, Inc., Taylor-Made Golf, Inc., NBA Head Trainers Association, US Olympic Sports Med Dept., Muscle-Aid Tape, Inc., and Aspen Medical Products, Inc. He has published various articles for national physical therapy publications such as Advance Magazine and In Motion Magazine.
Dr. Koh was recently awarded one of the “Best Physical Therapists in Southern California” by KCAL9/KTLA5 Television Stations in Los Angeles.who are preyed upon by criminal or terrorist elements, and to train the professionals who are authorized to protect those citizens.
Dr. O’Grady is an adjunct professor at the UNLV Department of Physical Therapy. He also teaches advanced manipulation techniques in the USC Spine Fellowship Program. He was one of the pioneers in the specialization process. Over the last 45 years he has taught with luminaries in the field such Drs. Dick Erhard, Erl Pettman, Cliff Fowler, Ann Porter Hoke, David Lamb, Phil Tehan and Peter Gibbons and Laurie Hartman. He has written several journal articles and book chapters on the management of spinal problems.
Dr. O’Grady served as chief examiner of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Therapists and currently serves as the orthopedic representative on the board of directors of the American Board of PT Specialties. He is a Catherine Worthingham Fellow and was also honored as a Lucy Blair Service Award for the APTA. He also was honored as the Paris Distinguished Service Award from the Orthopedic Section and The John McMennel Service award and as the first “life” fellow by AAOMPT. He was also honored with the Military Order of Merit for his contributions to orthopedics in the Military.
Instructor at University of Southern California Spinal Fellowship Program – 2013 to Present (3 years)
Instructor Module III: advanced spinal and extremity manipulative techniques for the University of Southern California Spinal Fellowship Program. This began in 2013 and is projected to be an annual event.
Past CEO: Olympic Sports and Spine Rehab – September 1984 to April 2008
Assistant Chief, Army Medical Specialist Corps (Reserves) and consultant to Surgeon General’s office: US Army – 1994 to 2000
Served as the top PT in the US Army Reserve as the counterpart to the active duty Chief of the US Army PT section.
Dr. Lee is the Medical Director of Integrative Sports and Spine. As a Board Certified Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) physician, he provides a full spectrum of medical care from outpatient musculoskeletal, sports, and pain medicine to inpatient rehabilitation.
Dr. Lee graduated from Macalester College with a double major in Art History and Biology. There he was a collegiate athlete in both football and track, which contributed to his interest in sports medicine. Dr. Lee received a Master’s degree from Western Illinois University in Molecular Biology studying genome analysis using cDNA microarrays.
Dr. Lee obtained his medical degree from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences. He finished his PM&R specialty training at Jackson Memorial Hospital/University of Miami. After residency, Dr. Lee completed an ACGME Interventional Pain Medicine Fellowship at Medical College of Virginia/Virginia Commonwealth University.
Dr. Lee has published multiple articles on musculoskeletal medicine and stem cell therapy. He has given talks internationally and was the keynote speaker on current trends of stroke rehabilitation at the 7th Annual EMRC Academic Seminar in Seoul, South Korea. Dr. Lee is an active member of the American Academy of Pain Medicine and the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.