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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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Comprehensive treatment
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My PT treatment is ongoing but progress is being felt. Steve is a consummate therapist, his knowledge of muscle physiology is extensive. This is my third series of treatments with Steve within the last 10 years and each time I have felt that I was being treated as if I was his only patient.

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Anonymous — Sunday, 02 June 2019 14:15:16
Excellence in every way
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Steve is an expert in his field. It’s evident within the first minutes of discussing one’s condition. He is also kind, compassionate, and positive. I would not think of being treated by anyone else.

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Nora J — Tuesday, 14 May 2019 22:01:54
First Time Ever With PT
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Steve has so much knowledge & experience it was easy for me to have complete confidence in his treatment. With his encouragement & explanation of what was going on, I know I’ll be back to full activities.

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Anonymous — Wednesday, 08 May 2019 19:49:50
very organized
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Steven is knowledgeable and patient

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Diana A — Saturday, 13 April 2019 19:44:18
New Left knee problem
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The evaluation was thorough. Steve was friendly, and explained things well ( treatment and evaluation). I feel confident I’m in good hands.

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Anonymous — Friday, 05 April 2019 22:52:00
So far it has been very helpful
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Everyone very attentive and knowledgeable

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Anonymous — Tuesday, 26 March 2019 18:53:31
It's truly working!
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Professional, on-time, clear & easy instructions. The pt assigned to me is accessible and filled with good suggestions on how to help my condition that go beyond the 1 hour session. Strongly recommended.

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Michael G — Thursday, 07 March 2019 17:30:32
great work!
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I've been working with Steven for a few weeks, and I can definitely notice positive results. I'd recommend him highly to anyone who needs PT.

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Donald W — Tuesday, 19 February 2019 17:27:19
Right knee pain relief
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I needed PT for R knee pain, due to arthritis, cartilage deterioration. Steve was professional, knowledgeable and consistently worked with my level of ability and comfort and encouraging as always. I’ve come to Steve for other knee problems and have had good results and decreased pain & inflammation

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Anonymous — Thursday, 14 February 2019 21:49:01
Coming for shoulder PT
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Steve is amazing. He’s kind, smart, patient, and fun to talk to. He makes me look forward to our PT sessions instead of dreading it. I truly appreciate all his help in getting me better ASAP!

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Anonymous — Thursday, 14 February 2019 20:48:17