Kimberly Le, DPTDoctor of Physical Therapy
Kim was born and raised in Souderton, PA where she began developing an early passion for running/athletics through cross country and track in high school. With her strong interest in fitness as well as overcoming her own struggles with dietary restrictions, she knew she wanted to be an advocate for others on their own personal health journeys. Pursuing a career in physical therapy would allow her to promote optimal health and wellness for others both physically and emotionally – something she felt was undervalued in her family growing up.
Kim recently graduated from Temple University’s 3+3 Accelerated DPT Program in May 2020 earning both a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology and Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 6 years. Although she originally planned to specialize in mainly orthopedics, Kim found a calling for pelvic floor rehabilitation after witnessing the unique impact that physical therapy made on pregnant/postpartum moms and people with chronic pelvic pain. She currently has training through the Herman & Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute as well as extensive clinical experience treating pelvic floor dysfunctions that relate to incontinence, pelvic/vulvar pain, interstitial cystitis, etc. She wants to continue raising more awareness for pelvic floor dysfunctions and empower males and females with these dysfunctions to live their best lives.
Outside of Action Physical Therapy, you will find Kim going on long runs or hikes, doing yoga and Pilates, being a foodie, painting, or crafting a DIY home project.
Why I became a PT:
I was always fascinated by how the human body moved. In high school, I was very active and had amazing athletic mentors who taught me various ways that movement and exercise can impact our bodies. My cross-country coach used to correct my running form, which I was amazed by the difference it made in my running. My advanced gym teacher was a CrossFit competitor who not only pushed me to try challenging exercises, but also taught the importance of caring for my body through daily exercise and nutrition. Finally, I was thrilled to learn about the mechanisms of injury and prevention in my exercise physiology class. This was where I learned about physical therapy and knew I wanted to pursue it.
I love learning -- and I love how physical therapy combines my fascination for the human body, exercise physiology, biomechanics, and psychology all into one. With each day, I see physical therapy as less of a "job" and more of a passion for helping and educating others to better themselves in ways I was taught by my mentors. I feel rewarded seeing people return back to the things they love to do, and I'm excited to continue this journey of learning more about challenging and complex conditions and ways to help people rehab from them.