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jim herkimer

Jim Herkimer, DPT, MS, ATC Executive Director

  • DPT: Physical Therapy, University of St. Augustine
  • MSc: Sports Medicine/Exercise Science, Chapman University, Orange, CA
  • MPT: Physical Therapy, Chapman University
  • BSc: Athletic Training, California State University, Sacramento, CA
  • Certified: Athletic Trainer, BOC; Track and Field Coach, USATF
  • Clinical Instructor: Physical Therapy Dept. and Athletic Training Program, Chapman University
  • Member: American Physical Therapy Association, National Athletic Trainers’ Association, American College of Sports Medicine

Jim has lived in the city of Orange his whole life. He spent his youth in local sports programs as both an athlete and as a coach. He graduated from California State University, Sacramento with a Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training and received both his Master of Science degrees in Sports Medicine/Exercise Science and his Master’s in Physical Therapy from Chapman University. Jim completed his Doctorate of Physical Therapy at the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences.

A certified USAT track and field coach, Jim has served as an advisor to the Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sport and is currently a member of the State CIF Sports Medicine Advisory Committee. He has an extensive background in exercise prescription, sports conditioning, manual therapy, and functional rehabilitation. Along with his current physical therapy practice, Jim is also a clinical instructor for the Physical Therapy Department and Athletic Training Education Program at Chapman University.

“When I was in high school, I did an internship at Santa Ana College. I loved physical therapy. Helping people overcome injuries and perform better in sports and life was very appealing to me. The variety of people I see and the excitement on their faces when they feel better is gratifying. Patients enjoy being educated about their bodies and empowered to take better care of themselves. I see myself as a catalyst for helping others.

SCAR has built an excellent reputation among patients and referral sources. We’re known for achieving excellent outcomes. And we’ve treated many professional athletes. In fact, our younger patients and clients love knowing that they get the same care and treatment as the pro athletes.”

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