Koree developed her passion and drive for physical therapy after experiencing multiple knee injuries that left her on crutches for months throughout high school. Her physical therapists made a life-long impression on her throughout the rehabilitation process. Most notably, her therapists instilled in her ability to smile and laugh through adversity.
Koree received her undergraduate degree in Applied Health for Physical Therapy from Azusa Pacific University. In 2015, Koree completed her Doctorate in Physical Therapy at Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, California.
During graduate school in 2015, Koree was challenged yet again after undergoing a brain surgery that dramatically affected her ability to balance, articulate words, and concentrate. She would learn and grow tremendously on the road to making a full recovery. Koree believes in a treatment style that focuses on the whole individual. She believes in order for a patient to heal, they must be treated physically, mentally, and emotionally. She was taught this by her physical therapists and incorporates those skills into her own teaching methods and treatment style. In 2017, Koree underwent 3 more brain surgeries that this time resulted in severe word loss and the inability to read a clock. She spent a year on disability being treated by a physical therapist, occupational therapist and speech therapist. She says she can, “use personal experiences to relate directly to [her] patients in a way most people will never understand” demonstrating her high desire for patient care and compassion.
On Koree’s free time, she enjoys hiking, exploring the outdoors, coaching youth sports, and other outdoor recreational activities. A San Diego native, she absolutely adores and loves traveling, and would never pass up the opportunity to go to the beach.