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| 16 February 2024

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Swish to Success: USAHS Alum Kim Manlangit’s Path, From Varsity Basketball Player to Physical Therapist and Coach


Sports enthusiasts and aspiring physical therapists: Dive into the inspiring story of Kim Manlangit, DPT. Dr. Manlangit is a true embodiment of passion, perseverance and purpose.

Her journey from a varsity basketball player to a physical therapist and coach is motivating. A BNN article shares her story, highlighting the twists and turns that have shaped her career trajectory. From her early days on the basketball court, where she honed her skills and developed a love for the game, to her transition into physical therapy, Dr. Manlangit’s path is a testament to a purpose-driven future.

Back to the hardwood: a homecoming

She was a Franklin High School (FHS) basketball player from 2006 to 2010 and continued to shoot hoops at Delta College and UC San Diego.

Dr. Manlangit returns to her alma mater as the varsity girls basketball coach. Her former teammate, Monalisa Santos, also joins the FHS coaching staff. Together, they lend their unique perspective on life and the art of movement. The team aims to win the Delta League and advance to the playoffs.


Victory beyond the court

Post-graduation, Dr. Manlangit set her sights on other horizons. Driven by her experience of overcoming an ACL injury, she pursued physical therapy (PT). In 2019, she earned a Doctor of Physical Therapy from the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences (USAHS).

In March 2022, she opened her practice, Lakás Physical Therapy, in Sacramento. Her mission is to help individuals become active again by regaining movement and confidence.


A dual dedication to players and patients

As a former athlete, she understands the physical and mental demands associated with sports participation. She can empathize with her PT clients and tailor her approach to meet their needs. Whether she is working to rehabilitate injured athletes or coaching players to reach their full potential, Dr. Manlangit brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to each endeavor.

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What sets her apart is her commitment to improving the lives of others. Through physical therapy, she helps individuals overcome obstacles and reclaim their strength and mobility. As a coach, she is a mentor and role model, empowering her players to believe in themselves and strive for excellence on and off the court.

Dr. Manlangit’s impact extends beyond her PT practice and the basketball court. She is an inspiration for anyone who dares to dream big and pursue their passions.

Read the article in BNN to learn more about Dr. Manlangit’s continued success and the lives she’ll continue to influence.

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