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Steven Crear, PT Athletic Physical Therapy - West Los Angeles

My Passion for Practice

Steve Crear is a licensed Physical Therapist and Orthopedic Specialist with 38 years of experience. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy from Ithaca College. After his internship in New York City, Steve moved to Santa Monica and began his career. He worked at Orthopedic Hospital of Los Angeles for five years, where he established protocol and exercise programs which include hydro-therapy for full/partial hips, and knee patients, and birth-defect children. He administered physical therapy to oncology amputees, and implemented physical therapy programs for Sports Medicine Clinic. He later joined the Staff and Ward Physical Therapists at Saint John’s Hospital. After five years at Saint John’s Hospital, Steve worked with three orthopedic medical doctors who later merged and formed the renowned Santa Monica Orthopedic Group. He has rehabilitated countless patients recovering from various physical traumas, injuries, and orthopedic surgical procedures; developed programs and treatments for advancement and home/gym exercise; instituted a new advance ACL protocol with Pedlar; and contributed to the ACL Pre-Op Instruction Video produced by Santa Monica Orthopedic Group. Steve has successfully worked numerous events, most recently working with the FIFA World Cup (Fédération Internationale de Football Association) and the CONCACAF Gold Cup (Confederation of North, Central American, and Caribbean Football). For seven years, Steve had the privilege to be the private physical therapist to President Ronald Reagan and First Lady Nancy Reagan. Additionally, in 1984 he worked for the Los Angeles Olympic Organizing Committee, UCLA Olympic Village, providing athletes with physical therapy care on an as-needed basis. Steve is very active in community life. During the last 25 years, he has helped raise millions of dollars for education and various charity outreach programs on the Westside of Los Angeles. Steve is witty with a great sense of humor.

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Awesome
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Steve Is easy to work with and communicate great!

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Rhommel C — Monday, 12 February 2018 13:09:31
Execellent physical therapist
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I highly recommend Steve; besides his brilliance, he also makes rehab fun and teaches as he goes.

Anonymous — Thursday, 05 April 2018 14:56:49
Very satisfied with treatment
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Excellent therapist. I had a complete knee replacement on 11/13, started receiving PT about 1 month ago and am progressing nicely. Steve is a excellent therapist. I would highly recommend him.

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Canda M — Sunday, 11 February 2018 17:58:34
Very satisfied with treatment
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Excellent therapist. I had a complete knee replacement on 11/13, started receiving PT about 1 month ago and am progressing nicely. Steve is a excellent therapist. I would highly recommend him.

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Anonymous — Sunday, 11 February 2018 17:57:43
Great professional!
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Steve was knowledgeable and professional throughout my treatment. I was very happy with the PT program we did and happy with the results!

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Anonymous — Monday, 29 January 2018 18:21:09
Good Therapist
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Steve is a good & knowledgeable therapist, I had a good experience over 8 weeks. good results. If your looking for a lot of focused / one on one attention, you're probably going to be a little disappointed. Steve is a BUSY man and rotates several patients (up to 4 or 5 sometimes) at a time.

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Anonymous — Monday, 08 January 2018 15:07:11
PT for balance issues? Strengthening legs
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Steve & Gloria are both excellent! They make sure you are doing exercises correctly. I particularly appreciate the photo copies of the illustrations of my "homework" exercises along with number of reps, sets, etc as I tend to forget.

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Elaine Wagner — Wednesday, 20 December 2017 19:47:20
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Prompt, professional and pleasant.

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Beham Marvazy — Monday, 11 December 2017 22:45:38
Shoulder
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Great facility and amazing treatment.

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Lorraine D — Friday, 27 October 2017 12:24:58
Very good Physical therapist
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My treatment was great. My Doctor strongly recommended Steve, I'm very glad I came in to see him. I'm able to do everything I was doing before my surgery. Everyone there is very compassionate and understanding. They help you stay positive and hopeful.

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Anonymous — Monday, 23 October 2017 10:08:27