Deukyoung Cha, PT, DPT first attended Yonsei University in Korea. He graduated in 1996, majoring in Physical Therapy. That same year, he went to study Master of Business Administration at the University of Central Oklahoma. After passing the national board for his physical therapy license in 1998, he moved to New York.
Dr. Cha has worked at Northern Rehabilitation Medicine as a head physical therapist for four years, treating various types of orthopedic conditions. He entered Stony Brook University to enhance his knowledge and expertise in physical therapy, and earned his Doctorate Degree in Physical Therapy in 2005. He has worked in different clinical settings including an acute care & inpatient hospital, a hospital-based outpatient clinic, the NYC Department of Education, and outpatient physical therapy clinics in private practice setting.
Dr. Cha has gained expertise and excellence in orthopedic manual therapy through in depth training in specialty coursework and by working as the clinical director at Best Physical Therapy. With over 20 years of professional experience and the dedication to pursue the highest level of master he can, Dr. Cha takes his work with his clients at CHA Physical Therapy as both an opportunity to provide the highest level of care possible and an opportunity to learn and improve in order to enhance his knowledge and skills even further.
Dr. Cha sees the human body as a micro-universe. His treatment focuses to first normalize movement, then to optimize breathing and posture. Dr. Cha is an avid hiker, climber, and cyclist. He is also an active practitioner of the traditional Korean martial arts of Kuksun-Do and Gicheon. He is a loving father and husband, and enjoys spending time with his family.
Dr. Cha has been a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) since 2003, and dedicates his expertise towards teaching physical therapy students in a clinical setting as an APTA credentialed Clinical Instructor.
Joy HJ Jang, PT, PhD is a pelvic health physical therapist who specialized in the treatment of female and male pelvic dysfunction and wellness. She graduated from the school of physical therapy in 2003 in South Korea. She later achieved her PhD in 2014 in Physical Therapy from the University of Daejeon in South Korea and completed her Postdoctoral Fellowship in Physical Therapy from University of Texas Medical Branch.
Joy has acquired experience in a variety of orthopedic cases such as acute or chronic patients with spine and joint dysfunction, post-operation and sports injury rehabilitation. Currently she is focused on learning of women’s and men’s pelvic health through specialists across the country. She built her practice, taking specialty courses incontinence, pelvic pain, pre-natal and postpartum musculoskeletal issues, male pelvic conditions, and pain or discomfort during sexual intercourse.
Joy is a certified orthopedic manual therapist in Korea and involved in teaching continuing education courses on manual therapy of pelvic girdle. She has published approximately 30 articles and presented the results of her research globally in areas such as therapeutic exercise programs for elderly women with age related hyperkyphosis, psychosocial factors related to neck pain, and pelvic floor muscle training in pregnancy women.
Joy is compassionate with her patient care. She is always committed to understand her patients’ difficulties fully in order to provide them with the best care possible. She believed that everyone’s pain is different, so our role is to provide the optimal environment for healing through science and art.
Joy is an international director of the Korean Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy (KAOMPT, Interest Group of International Federation of Orthopedic Manipulative Physical Therapists (IFOMPT)) and a member of the American Physical Therapy Association's (APTA) section on Women's Health (SOWH).
Chulbum Lim, PT, DPT is the clinical director of CHA PHYSICAL THERAPY P.C. II, located in Chinatown, New York City, since May of 2016.
He graduated from Yonsei University in South Korea in 2009. He acquired his doctorate degree in physical therapy in 2014 at Dominican College in New York State.
Chulbum is a dedicated health care provider who is passionate about his knowledge and expertise in rehabilitation. He is skilled in planning, organizing and directing programs for the care of each individual who are disabled by illness, accident or suffering from physical challenge(s).
Chulbum is highly devoted to the care of patients with disturbed functions related to neuromuscular, musculoskeletal and psychosomatic systems, which include, but are not limited to, the following:
Neck Pain/Low Back Pain
Upper & Lower Extremities Pain
Chronic Pain/Unexplained Pain/Digestive Issue
Poor Posture/Limited Motion
Impaired Breathing/Impaired Immunity