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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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Sore shoulders and stiff knees
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Steve is really a great physical therapist. He makes me work really hard on my exercises for both shoulders and my knees. I really look forward to my visits.

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Eiko K — Friday, 28 June 2019 12:40:52
recovery from partial knee replacement
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Steve is the BEST! Cares about the entire person as well as being thorough and sharing knowledge. would recommend Steve to anyone.!

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Annamarie M — Friday, 17 February 2017 17:20:07
Steve is terrific.
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Steve is a fine teacher, an optimist and enthusiastic recovery coach.

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Anonymous — Friday, 16 December 2016 18:12:04
Great PT!
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Steve's been great with my PT. Gets a lot done in our allotted time. He varies the exercise program from session to session so it never gets routine. Covers all the bases with my injury to ensure recovery is complete. Also educates me along the way so I can keep at it when I'm released.

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Andrew H — Monday, 05 December 2016 19:27:16
Awe inspiring therapist!
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A real pleasure to have as a therapist. Work outs are rewarding when you can feel progress.

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Anonymous — Monday, 14 November 2016 17:01:36
Healing and strengthening my lower back.
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I love my visits! Steve has helped me heal. A little heat,exercise to strengthen my core,stretch,some more exercise and balance work. Steve is a highly trained and very knowledgeable. He works very carefully,I have never left feeling I was pushed too much. He is great.

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Linda C — Thursday, 03 November 2016 00:33:10
Best PT!
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Steve and Gloria were such a pleasure to work with. They were patient and genuinely cared about improving my shoulder and getting rid of the pain I was experiencing. Thank you Steve and Gloria for being so kind, my shoulder is feeling a lot better!

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Erica Mitchell — Friday, 21 October 2016 19:38:22
Physical Therapy
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Excellent

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Linda F — Monday, 17 October 2016 17:49:17
Welcoming, caring and thorough .
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Steve is patient, and professional. I have returned to him for several physical problems and trust his expertise.

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Anonymous — Wednesday, 05 October 2016 09:49:33
Good
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Good

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John S — Tuesday, 04 October 2016 22:37:30
Very pleasant PT
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Very pleasant and knowledgeable.

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Anonymous — Tuesday, 04 October 2016 18:52:17