Health Advantage Physical Medicine would like to introduce the newest member of our team, Dr Jennifer Johnson. She is a doctor of public health (DrPH), a physical therapist (PT) and a certified strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS).
Dr. Johnson has extensive experience in promoting health and fitness in populations of various ages and levels of athletic ability.
Dr. Johnson earned her Master of Physical Therapy degree from Loma Linda University in 2000. While working as a PT in various settings, Dr. Johnson became interested in understanding the relation between musculoskeletal function as it relates to prevention. Administering PT to individuals who became injured at work perked her interest in prevention of work-related injuries. While employed by Spine & Sport, based in San Diego, California she learned the EPIC protocol and worked closely with a multidisciplinary team of physicians, chiropractors, and exercise physiologists that shared a common goal of returning injured individuals back to work stronger and better armed than their pre-injury level.
While working with Spine & Sport, Dr. Johnson also learned the empowering relation of active care rehabilitation for pre and post-operative spines by applying research-driven protocols based on loading the spine to achieve optimal function. The marriage of progressive spine loading protocols and EPIC lift protocols prepared workers to return to work with resolution of insufficient spine and core stabilization during poor lifting techniques thereby preventing re-injury.
Dr. Johnson moved closer to home and transitioned to working with acute care patients in a trauma center in Arcadia, California. This is where she became fascinated in how lifestyle relates to chronic disease, especially obesity and diabetes. Dr. Johnson returned to school and completed her doctorate in Public Health with specialization in Prevention of Chronic disease at Loma Linda University in 2017. Armed with optimal tools to conquer the leading causes of death, she began her hunt to find a multi-disciplinary center that believed in empowering patients to become a warrior in their journey to becoming their healthiest self. Dr. Johnson has found that place at Health Advantage Physical Medicine in Pasadena, California.
Health Advantage is a pioneer in optimizing health through providing patients with whole-body wellness by offering complementary medicine and medicinal-grade herbal food-based nutrients to sharpen efficiency of receptor signaling and speed recovery by multiple East-West practitioners under one convenient roof. Dr. Johnson’s areas of interest include: women’s health (e.g., pelvic obliquity, incontinence, pre/post partum, TMJ dysfunction, lumbar-pelvic and sports injuries of the knee), and shoulder pathology. She is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)
Physical Therapy at Health Advantage includes:
- Neuro-musculoskeletal reeducation
- Strengthening exercises
- Range of motion restoration
- Physiotherapy modalities (electrical muscle stimulation, ultrasound, heat, ice, myofascial release, etc)
- Functional movement
- Balance training
- Post trauma/surgery rehabilitation
- Work hardening
Physical therapy is integrated into our treatment regimen to not only help people get over the crisis when injury and pain occur, but to help facilitate the healing process to sustain and optimize your health. The physical therapy process empowers the patient to care for themselves as rehabilitative exercises are performed in the office and are shown how to do them at home so that the patient is able to continue the therapy and healing process.
Physical therapy is a great way to help solve chronic, difficult cases. The integrative approach at Health Advantage allows a synergy of the treatment options to occur benefitting the patient faster with sustained benefits.
Dr. Johnson is a true team player in this environment and is skilled at coordinating care with other practitioners. Her enthusiasm and commitment to excellence in herself and her patients creates an exciting place to work and for patients to receive care. She will be your biggest cheerleader and applaud your success.
Schedule an appointment with Health Advantage and we will evaluate your current health status and put together for you a comprehensive plan to address current problems and prevent future problems.
Dr. Johnson accepts Medicare and most PPO insurance(s).
Call today (626) 798-7805 for a free insurance verificationand let us help you help yourself to optimize your health.
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