DAVIS KOH, DPT, MBA, GCS, CSCS
Chief Injury Officer
Dr. Koh is a sports and orthopedic physical therapist with over 18 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.
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), a worldwide organization and leading authority on sports conditioning. Dr. Koh served as the State and Regional Director for the NSCA, overseeing more than 6,000 members in multiple states. Dr. Koh was the first physical therapist certified in Active Release Techniques and Graston Techniques in Orange County and is currently the only Masters level 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 and Australia.
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.
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, and medical/nursing schools overseas. Topics have focused on his expertise in shoulder, back, hip & knee injuries, Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM) techniques, stretches, and in business development for clinicians. Dr. Koh has been invited as a representative and expert consultant for Kinesiology taping companies at events such as the NBA Head Trainer’s annual meeting and at conferences for instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization, Elite Sports and Spine Expo, and COPA World Conference in New York City.
In addition to working with individual athletes from the NFL, NBA, WTA, AVP, LPGA, UFC, Canadian National Track & Field Team, and collegiate teams from the U.S. & Canada, 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, 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 is on the medical team for Team USA Volleyball, USA Weightlifting, USA Sailing, and USA Bobsled & Skeleton. Dr. Koh is also an Elite Network Provider for Team USA Volleyball and Team USA Sailing. 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.
Dr. Koh specializes in soft-tissue injuries, sports biomechanics and in stabilization exercises especially for the shoulder, back, hip, and knee complex. 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 ABPTS is the governing body responsible for writing national board exam questions in physical therapy for the American Physical Therapy Association. In addition, Dr. Koh has been invited as a consultant and researcher for companies such as Sketchers, Inc. and Taylor-made golf, 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.