Jimmy Lin has been a member of the Hub for about a year and a half now. He works as a physical therapist specializing in orthopedics and sports. He is immensely passionate in the work he is doing because it allows him to work with others, and form meaningful connections.
Through his work, he is able to help people in both their physical and mental capacity. After talking to Jimmy, I think that I now see physical therapy as more of a mental transformation that only a physical one. People have to overcome a setback or injury, let a therapist in, and all the and while, push themselves to get better.
Jimmy sees this as well as he and his close friends are currently working on a project to help young boys in the fifth to eight grade develop self confidence in both their mental and physical abilities. The group is working to show young ones that having the importance of relationship building, especially as they move into their teenage years.
To get in touch with Jimmy and his team, email him at firstname.lastname@example.org
What work do you do?
I am a physical therapist by trade, and then I was a personal trainer before that so then I kinda melded the two, so i’m a physical therapist that does orthopedics and sports. I’m passionate about sports so I started getting into more training and now i’m getting more into coaching as well. I specialize in orthopedic injuries and I do a lot of sports conditioning, so now it’s kind of like fitness training/personal training as well.
I worked for a training clinic up until 2017, and then I moved back to LA for a little bit and then I came back and now I just do things on my own. I see a couple clients out of CrossFit, a few out of their own homes, and a few we actually run, so every time we meet up, it’s kind of a path that we go train on.
Do you have a Passion Project? OR What’s your WHY?
I think it’s a little bit of both. I really do love what I do- from the relationship development aspect, to the fact that I really have to try to understand people in order to help them. Actually, I think that’s a growing realization that I am starting to see. That is, in order to really help somebody, they have to really believe that you truly understand them and you really have to understand them. I think through this thought process, on both levels, the personal training side and the rehab/healing side, they’re kind of one and the same and that’s why I love doing what I do.
Now, I do that as my primary job, but I am working right now with a couple of colleagues, who are also close friends, on a project that is geared towards helping young men, around fifth to eight grade- that’s kind of around the age we are targeting right now- to help them learn to develop self confidence in both their mental and physical abilities. We are all physical therapists with specializations in orthopedics and sports, plus strength and conditioning. We are also all strength and conditioning certified and I think it further emphasizes the importance of being in a situation where you love working with the people that you are around since we’re close friends-and we see the physical importance of relationship building. I think having that as adolescents become teenagers is something that we want to develop for them so that they can help each other/support each other through their kind of psychologically adventurous years.
What do people not know about you?
I don’t know I am a pretty open book. I think most people know everything about me. Well, I play the guitar (sort of) I like music, so I try to play some music. I like everything-I don’t know if people know that about me. I pretty much like everything. I find the world and people fascinating. And literally when I say I like everything, It’s hard for me to name things that I really dislike.