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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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Super friendly, very helpful staff... Thanks!
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PT for knee surgery.

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Anonymous — Monday, 21 January 2019 20:26:10
Very experienced Therapist
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I saw Steve for my left arm tendinitis. The result has been amazing. I'm very happy with his treatment approach and the exercises he does with me.

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Anonymous — Saturday, 19 January 2019 15:27:23
Terrific
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Looking forward to get back into shape and make my heel and knee stronger again.

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Jeanette V — Friday, 18 January 2019 19:21:52
1st visit
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This was my first session and I was very happy with all the staff and their efficiency. Steve explained everything very clearly and made sure I did my exercises correctly and that I did not over did them. I always try to go beyond what is wise. Looking forward to my next session.

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Anonymous — Thursday, 03 January 2019 19:24:53
Great therapist
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With all of the experience he has, I feel very comfortable in the course of action of my treatment. Dr. Creative is constantly checking to make sure I'm okay during treatments and I feel myself progressing with my healing.

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Lance T — Thursday, 22 November 2018 17:39:51
Great therapist
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With all of the experience he had, I feel very comfortable in the course of action of my treatment. Dr. Creative is constantly checking to make sure I'm okay during treatments and I feel myself progressing with my healing.

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Lance T — Thursday, 22 November 2018 17:39:21
sorry, my husband passed away monday
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they were always very professional, on time and successful in alleviating my pain quickly.

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Anonymous — Wednesday, 29 August 2018 21:14:56
Steve is the best
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Steve is the best therapist I've ever worked with.

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Philip Harris — Wednesday, 29 August 2018 20:58:38
Steve Crear
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Steve Crear is a first-rate physical therapist with a depth of knowledge and experience that sets him apart from most others in his field. He has been extraordinarily helpful getting me through a painful process of healing.

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Curtis Burch — Wednesday, 29 August 2018 17:40:30
Unkle sprain therapy
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Steve is very professional, patient and caring. He really cares about your recovery. Overall, great physical therapists!!!!

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Maybelline Magana — Wednesday, 29 August 2018 17:39:34