KIMBERLY M. RICHARDS
Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy
Certified Applied Prevention and Health Promotion Therapist
Corporate Health Management Director
Kim joined A Step Ahead Physical Therapy in 2015 as the Wellness Director and has been a physical therapist since 2006. Her career passion is wellness, health promotion, and injury prevention. She is a Board Certified Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist and a Certified Applied Prevention and Health Promotion Therapist (Cert-APHPT). Kim is certified in administering the Functional Movement Screen (FMS 1&2) and corrective exercise program prescriptions and uses this system with her clients. She is also certified in using the Y-Balance Test.
In addition to treating patients for traditional rehabilitation, Kim works with individual clients, community groups, and corporations for population health promotion and disease and injury prevention. She has an extensive background working with dancer and circus artists both in rehabilitating injuries and developing injury prevention programs. Kim also teaches as a part-time instructor for Georgia State University's Doctor of Physical Therapy Program.
Kim graduated from Muhlenberg College in Allentown, PA with a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Dance and Psychology. She then earned a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree from Columbia University in New York in 2006. She worked as a Physical Therapist at St. Charles Rehabilitation Center and North Island Physical Therapy on Long Island, NY until 2008 when she moved to Bryn Mawr, PA. She worked as a Physical Therapist at Performance Physical Therapy and Fitness in Radnor, PA while also giving injury prevention screenings and workshops at the Philadelphia School of Circus Arts and Pennsylvania Academy of Ballet. In 2012 Kim moved to the Atlanta area and worked as a Clinical Research Coordinator and Part-Time Instructor at Georgia State University in their Doctor of Physical Therapy Program until coming to A Step Ahead Physical Therapy in 2015.
Kim is a member of the Academy of Orthopedic Physical Therapy and the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), the Physical Therapy Association of Georgia (PTAG), and the Academy of Prevention and Health Promotion Therapy (APHPT)
Kim, her husband and their young daughter moved to Roswell in 2015. They enjoy hiking, traveling and spending time with family.