Kern graduated from Columbia University with a Master of Science Degree in Physical Therapy in 1985. Kern helped to establish Laguna Beach Physical Therapy in 1997 and has been the Clinic Director since. During his 25+ years of practice as a Physical Therapist, he has treated many patients with a variety of different diagnoses such as problem fractures, spinal cord injuries, traumatic head injuries, arthritis, neurological disorders and orthopedic injuries of the spine and extremities.
Kern has advanced training in the treatment of stroke patients, improvement of gait and balance deficiency as well as treatment for orthopedic injuries to the shoulders, knees and ankles. His expertise also includes instruction in the prevention of work place injuries, ergonomics and proper body mechanics. In addition to his clinical skills, Kern is a Certified CPR Instructor. Kern’s experience as the Clinic Director sets the tone for a very friendly, professional environment. The clinic has had a loyal following in the community since their inception in 1997.
Kern loves coaching and playing soccer, exercising in the fresh air with his wife and their dog, Brody. He and his wife have 2 grown children who have graduated from college in Northern California where they continue to reside.