Dr. Herkimer is the founder of Sports Conditioning and Rehabilitation (SCAR) in Orange County, CA. Jim has lived in the city of Orange his entire life. He spent his youth in local sports programs as both an athlete and as a coach. He graduated from California State University, Sacramento with a BS in Athletic Training and received both his Master of Science degrees in Sports Medicine/ Exercise Science and his Master’s in Physical Therapy from Chapman. Jim completed his Doctorate of Physical Therapy at the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences.

A certified USAT track and field coach, Jim has served as an advisor to the Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sport and is currently a member of the State CIF Sports Medicine Advisory Committee. He has an extensive background in exercise prescription, sports conditioning, manual therapy, and functional rehabilitation. Jim also serves as an adjunct faculty member and clinical instructor for the Physical Therapy and Health Sciences programs at Chapman University.

“Helping people overcome injuries and perform better in sports and life has always been very appealing to me. The variety of people I treat and the excitement on their faces when they feel better is gratifying. Patients enjoy being educated about their bodies and empowered to take better care of themselves. I see myself as a catalyst for helping others live better.”