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Words cannot describe how thankful I am for Dr Evan! A bit about myself, I am a very active person who enjoys competitive running and basketball, my lifestyle is built around playing and performing several times a week. I had always been haunted by sports injury’s that always returned, especially my back. At its worst , I was re-injuring my back every other week. My only known way was to rest and take anti-inflammatory meds, only to find myself throwing out my back all over again the following days. Dr Evan did more than your average PT, he helped trace and find not only the injury, but created a solution to target, heal and strengthen the weak area in my back, and educated me along the way! Working with him my back is now better than ever. I don’t face the depressing cycle of injury and re injury, and I can now perform at a level I never once could with longevity and endurance! Where other doctors would throw pain meds at me, Dr Evan did what the meds and others could never do! I highly, highly, highly recommend him to everyone I know! Best physical therapy in San Diego you can get.
Dr. Evan Johnson is the best physical therapist you can have in San Diego.. My name is Russell Hernandez. I was a bartender for about 5 years, but now I work from home and go to school. At the time of my injury I was bartending. I lifted a few heavy chairs incorrectly which really messed up my lower back and led to almost a week of no work because of the pain. It was my only source of income so I had to be back to work soon, with pain or not, but luckily I was in contact with Dr. Evan Johnson. My main goal was to get rid of the pain to make work tolerable again. When I went to a regular practitioner, they pretty much just did a couple small physical exams, threw some meds at me, and told me to be on my way. I was absolutely relieved when Dr. Evan Johnson actually cared about my pain, and helped me through my struggle. I had to put in effort myself, but I was more than willing as I wanted to get better and live life normally again. The personal consultation made me feel like someone actually cared about my struggle and Dr. Evan Johnson was more than accepting in that regard. We went through multiple exercises, which were easily done at home, and after a bit of time routinely doing them, my back has felt great! Work was normal again and I didn’t have to worry about messing up my back again. Even now years later when I’m sitting at desk more often than not, my back feels good! If I ever feel it’s out of whack, or a little pain, I just remember some of the exercises, and I’m good to go. One go-to exercise is activating certain lower back muscles while laying down and stretching one arm out and one opposite side leg out at the same time. It always helps and I couldn’t be more grateful for Dr. Evan Johnson.
A Life-Changing Experience with Dr. Evan Johnson
My name is Thomas Cordell, and I work as an account executive. A few months ago, I found myself in a situation where I needed help to get back on track and be pain-free.
The number one thing I wanted to accomplish with physical therapy was to resolve my back pain, which was caused by a a lifting injury while backpacking. This pain had become a major obstacle in my life, making it difficult to perform my daily tasks comfortably and limiting my overall quality of life.
My experience with Dr. Evan Johnson was truly exceptional compared to other physical therapists I've encountered. He was not only knowledgeable and skilled but also incredibly empathetic and attentive to my concerns. Dr. Johnson took the time to understand my unique situation, tailoring a treatment plan specifically for me, which made a world of difference in my recovery.
The one-on-one therapy and consultation I had with Dr. Johnson was invaluable. This personalized approach allowed for a deeper understanding of my needs and facilitated a more effective treatment plan. I felt supported and encouraged every step of the way, which inspired me to commit to my recovery fully.
Dr. Johnson provided me with an array of tools and guidance for at-home care, which significantly contributed to my progress. These resources included targeted exercises, stretches, and techniques to improve my posture and body mechanics. Additionally, he offered advice on lifestyle changes and habits that would support my long-term health and prevent future injuries.
In conclusion, my experience with Dr. Evan Johnson has been nothing short of life-changing. His expertise, genuine care, and personalized approach have allowed me to overcome my back pain and regain the quality of life I once enjoyed. I am forever grateful for his dedication and support, and I highly recommend his services to anyone seeking effective physical therapy.
I am lucky to have found such physical therapy in San Diego. I cannot recommend Dr. Evan highly enough. I have been to physical therapy multiple times before.. It all felt rushed and only provided temporary relief. Physical therapists typically only spent 15-30 minutes with me. Being treated by Dr. Evan, I felt I got so much more value because he spent double that time working through what I needed to get better. Dr. Evan provided me with top-notch care and guidance throughout my rehabilitation journey. His personalized approach and attention to my particular needs and goals helped me achieve lasting results with my lower back and shoulder pain during my exercise routines at the gym.
"As someone who has struggled with chronic pain for years, I was skeptical that physical therapy would help this time. I had gone through multiple pain docs, chiropractors, and physical therapists. Dr. Evan had a very different and holistic approach. He went above and beyond to address my concerns and tailor a treatment plan to my needs in a way that addressed the root cause. Thanks to his expertise and dedication, I am finally feeling like myself without the annoying pain I had felt consistently in my life. He taught me about how pain works, how to reduce it, and how I can get control of my life again."
"I had the pleasure of working with Dr. Johnson during my recovery from a sports injury, and I cannot thank him enough for his guidance and expertise. His one-on-one approach made me feel heard and understood, and his commitment to my success motivated me to push through the challenges. I would recommend Vital Fortitude Rehab And Performance to anyone looking for compassionate, effective physical therapy in San Diego."
My name is Tanner Bloom, and I work building gardens for schools and teaching kids about plants and food. I had to put life on pause when I had a truck trailer dropped on my foot, breaking it pretty badly. I knew I’d walk again, but I had accepted that I would probably be less than 100 percent and would have to live with some pain the rest of my life. Going into physical therapy, I hoped to not only return to functional every day tasks without pain, but to explosive athletic activities. I like to run, hike, and play basketball competitively, and I wanted to be able to do these at a high level without pain or worry.
Dr. Johnson seemed confident I could achieve these goals, and he gave me a pretty immediate sense of relief and confidence. He had me doing assisted toe raises on day one, even though I had developed a pretty strong fear of using those toes like that and exacerbating the break. Evan demonstrated and explained the rationale for every exercise so that I knew exactly how and why to target each area in that way. His calm demeanor and extensive knowledge were reassuring, and he was super receptive to my goals and priorities. I wanted to recover quickly and completely, so he continued to offer new exercises and advanced variations for others, while also giving me clear instructions for what I could do at home to safely push myself without suffering a setback.
When I came in I was limping gingerly wearing a hard-soled medical shoe. My ankle and calf were atrophied, my hips were out of whack from overcompensating and crutching and hopping on my good leg, and my big toe had stiffened to the point where it could only flex 27 degrees. It needs to flex 70 degrees to jog. Evan had me at 36 degrees the following week, 50 degrees the week after that, and by the 6th session I was at 75 degrees and jogging on the treadmill. After my 7th session, Evan told me to go try playing basketball in the park and let him know how it feels. I was rusty, but I couldn’t believe how much I could actually do, and at the next session, Evan told me that he was confident in sending me back into the world. A month later I ran 10 miles on a trail, the longest I’ve ever done by far. I can jump, cut, and sprint with zero pain, and that left foot is actually even stronger than the right foot now.
I think that a different therapist would have babied me and given in to my hesitancy to push my foot, letting my toes stay stiff and causing me to live with some nagging pain and decreased flexibility the rest of my life. Thankfully, I got Evan. Doing one on one therapy with him where I could badger him with questions and double check my form was exactly what I needed. He’s well educated, he’s encouraging, and he’s easy to be around. Therapy sessions were the perfect blend of difficult and enjoyable, and I have him to thank for a pain free rest of life.