Physician Testimonials

What do physicians have to say about KOPT?

We are fortunate to have very good relationships with many of the pre-eminent orthopedic physicians in the Los Angeles area.  Why do they refer their patients to Kinetic Orthopaedic Physical Therapy?  Take a look at what they have to say:


"I have found David Pakozdi to be perhaps the most knowledgeable physical therapist that I have come across in treatment of orthopedic conditions.  My practice exclusively treats spinal diseases, and Mr. Pakozdi has an outstanding track record and has complete expertise in spinal diseases and spinal injury.  David always provides an excellent initial evaluation and close hands-on follow up in all patients referred for his expertise.  I have referred many professional athletes to David and have found his work to be absolutely outstanding, and indeed some of my own family members have been referred and rehabilitated under David's care. 

In short, there are few physical therapists with the knowledge and expertise of Mr. Pakozdi in the orthopedic rehabilitation world."

- Rick Delamarter, MD

Medical Director, Spine Institute

"I have had the distinct pleasure of knowing and working with David Pakozdi since the mid 1980's.  At that time, he ran the physical therapy department at our large orthopedic office in Beverly Hills.  He did an excellent job managing the facility as well as treating the patients.  He subsequently opened his own facility, and I have had the opportunity to work with him on numerous occasions when he treated personal friends, as well as patients of mine. 

Over the past twenty years, David has continued to evolve and has become one of the finest therapists in the West Los Angeles area.  He practices with the utmost integrity, always demonstrating high moral standards, and has, in complicated cases, been able to accomplish the desired goals which lead to improvement in the overall functional capacity of his clients. 

I would recommend him without reservation."

- Theodore B. Goldstein, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Beverly Hills Orthopedic Surgeon

"David's knowledge base is unsurpassed among the innumerable physical therapists with whom I have worked worldwide.  More importantly, his diagnostic and clinicl skills are exceptional and help me better rehabilitate my patients and therein provide a superior level of care.

David is my "go to guy" for orthopaedic rehabilitation.  Not only do I send him my professional athletes and celebrities, but I have sent him my closest friends and family.  He is personally responsible for rehabilitating my wife's back after spinal surgery not only to full recovery but a better-than-preoperative status - a level I had not seen in over 25 years of marriage.  

David's interpersonal skills are outstanding.  His ability to defuse potential problems is remarkable.  David is singularly dedicated in his desire to provide "state-of-the-art" physical therapy services.  He is an invaluable asset to my practice.  I count him among the most talented people with whom I have had the pleasure to work.

I can do nothing else but offer my highest accolades for David and his Kinetic Orthopaedic Physical Therapy practice."

- Thomas p. Knapp, Md

Santa Monica Orthopedic Group

"I'm always thankful of your advice and clinical pearls, as they have truly shaped my clinical perspective and approach.  Truly, as I reflect on my training from time to time, I doubt I would've been half the clinician I am today were it not for your sound clinical guidance.  I was way ahead of my class at Columbia University, because of my learning experiences at Kinetic Orthopaedic Physical Therapy."

- Jerry Yoo, Pt, dpt

Doctor of Physical Therapy