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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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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
Good Treatment !
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Steve was excellent to help my foot heal and recuperate One of the Best !.

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Annemarie R — Wednesday, 29 August 2018 14:32:31
shoulder in 2014 and hip in 2018
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Steve helped with fast healing my shoulder and hip. I could never go to anyone else. Everyone there is very professional and kind. Always willing to work with my busy schedule. Parking is free and super conveniently located inside a nice gym.

Anonymous — Thursday, 09 August 2018 11:38:30
Professional, knowledgeable and caring.
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Very professional, friendly, knowledgeable and concerned about improving your health. Location with access in well maintained, equipped gym.

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Anonymous — Tuesday, 31 July 2018 08:58:33
Steve & Gloria are the best!
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I've had a great experience working with Steve and Gloria the past few months. They're professional and excellent!

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Rebecca T — Monday, 30 July 2018 21:06:25
Steven is the best! He knows how far to push things!
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He knows how far to push things and when to hold back. Have made amazing progress after my shoulder surgery to repair things after a dislocation.

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Anonymous — Monday, 30 July 2018 19:42:44
Hip replacement rehab
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Excellent and efficient therapists. Positive experience

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Patricia Choate — Wednesday, 18 July 2018 14:06:04