Testimonials

Patient Testimonial: Tony

Evergreen's personalized care and programs helped Tony on her journey to recovery after having double hip replacements.

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Dance Medicine/ Dance Performing Arts Testimonials

During my sophomore year at my college dance program, I injured my FHL tendon while rehearsing for a performance, and was put in a boot for six weeks. I went to Dr. Karim for physical therapy because she works with dancers and dances herself, so she helped me gain back the strength in my foot and ankle and gave me special exercises geared towards ballet and pointe. Other doctors would have simply treated me for the problem, but Dr. Karim went above and beyond to make sure I was treated specifically for what I do. After several months I was back to dancing, and I am so grateful to have had Dr. Karim's knowledge and help- she really understands dancers' needs!

KM, Collegiate Dancer

I fractured my 5th metatarsal when I landed a jump on my foot the day of our spring performance. I didn't know I had fractured it at the time and although I was in pain, I knew I had to keep dancing. Dr. Karim did a few tests backstage and felt it was necessary for me to see a specialist. She took me to an orthopedic surgeon, got x-rays, and put me in a boot right away. If Dr. Karim had not been there, I would have brushed it off as a bad sprain and kept dancing on it. The doctors later told me that had I danced on it that night, the bone would have split, shot through my foot, and I would have been out for 6+ months... Dr. Karim saved my career!

Annette Karim is a superb physical therapist who has a gift for understanding dancers' bodies. She has greatly helped several of my students, not only with recovery from injury but also with working on areas of weakness or dysfunction while they are still dancing a full load. I highly recommend Annette and Evergreen PT as the place any dancer should go for help with injuries or physical obstacles.

Jenny Ringer, Director Colburn Dance Academy

Dr. Karim helped one daughter recover from an Achilles injury and the other daughter recover from a knee injury within a short time frame. Thanks to Dr. Karim, the girls accomplished their 6-week summer intensive injury pain and injury free and were invited to train year-round. The ballet world needs more PTs like Dr. Karim. Dancers, gymnasts, and skaters should jump at the opportunity to work with Dr. Karim so they will be one-step ahead in training goals.

A.A. -Mother of Pre-professional ballet students

Annette Karim is a superb physical therapist who has a gift for understanding dancers’ bodies. She has greatly helped several of my students, not only with recovery from injury but also with working on areas of weakness or dysfunction while they are still dancing a full load. I highly recommend Annette and Evergreen PT as the place any dancer should go for help with injuries or physical obstacles.

Jenifer Ringer Fayette, Director, Colburn Dance Academy

Annette really listened to the problems I was having and gave me treatment to solve the problem. Imagine that; a doctor who listens.

Annette was such a talented PT and healer. She was the first person I have worked with (and there have been many) that seemed to understand my body and injuries as a system and figure out solutions that would help all the pain. She is also very hard working and patient.

Annette Karim and her team at Evergreen PT have been an incredible resource for my dancers. Many of them, myself included, have seen her to address various injuries and she's been so helpful, understanding the needs of professional dancers and offering exercises to do on our own to minimize the number of office visits. Her deep understanding of the human body and dance technique is an invaluable combination for dancers.

Hilary Thomas Artistic Director Lineage Dance www.lineagedance.org

Annette really listened to the problems I was having and gave me treatment to solve the problem. Imagine that; a doctor who listens.


Gait, Balance and Vestibular Testimonials

All your staff is superb but louise has gone over and beyond to push me back into a functional life. hats off to her!

I was suffering a sudden onset of vertigo and dizziness. I was unfamiliar with any of these symptoms and learned that Liz specialized in vestibular disorders so I made an appointment. From the first day I knew I was in the right place. Don't get me wrong, I was dizzy and felt awful but she made me feel instantly at ease and explained to me what was happening. After just three visits I was back to normal and had exercises that I could do at home to complete my full recovery.

-Jenny R.


Head, Neck, Facial Pain and TMJ

I was impressed the way Sally got right to the problem - helped me do something about it (as in taught me what to do) and moved me on. This was my first physical therapy experience, but I am a BELIEVER! Thank you Sally!

Having never had PT myself, I was so pleased with the care I received from Sally. Your services came highly recommended from Dr. Carol Thrun and I can see why. I so appreciate Sally. Also your office staff is so friendly and a pleasure to interact with.

Sally Howard is one of the best in the business. The physical therapy I have received from Sally has been very helpful to me. She is an expert at what she does and is creative in coming up with innovative exercises you can do at home on your own. She is also a wonderful person and I would highly recommend her to anyone!

Anonymous, Professional French Horn Player

The therapist is extremely informed, personable, communicative and skilled. Definitely would recommend. This particular therapy is not readily available but often needed. We are fortunate to have someone of Sally Howard's professionable abilities in our community. Dentists need to know she is here, willing to solve problems.

Absolutely would recommend the office staff and Sally put me at ease. I was afraid to find out what the problem was, but the treatment and outcome were fully explained and eased my mind. My only regret is that I did not go sooner.

Yes, the list can go on, but to name a few, the most beneficial service I got was techniques that allowed me to feel less pain, stretches with my neck that relieved tension and most importantly, the kindness I got from Sally.


ORTHOPEDICS

I wanted to let you know that I ran the Simi Valley Half Marathon yesterday. I successfully did a 10-mile run the Saturday before, That went well and without any knee or hip pain. Yesterday, I ran the half marathon in 2 hours and 23 minutes. Thank you to you and your team for all your help! Today I'm really sore, but am not having any knee pain. Thanks again for all your help!

Clarissa

I was very fortunate to have been referred to Evergreen by my orthopedic surgeon for a 'frozen shoulder.' I worked with Dave for several months and was able to get back my range of motion. My sessions were never boring; each time I went I was given a variety of exercises or therapy which were not only beneficial for my healing process, but kept me interested as well.I was always impressed with how well run Evergreen is. All of the staff are very friendly, efficient and organized. The facility is neat and clean and the location is very convenient. And, the parking is easy. My experiences with Evergreen have been very positive!

Christy Bradley

I first met Dave Johnson of Evergreen Physical Therapy after I had a total hip replacement on my left hip and a core decompression on my right hip for Avascular Necrosis. Dave was wonderful and amazingly compassionate. For me these two surgeries were very difficult emotionally because the disease came out of nowhere in my early 40's. It was a difficult recovery with both hips being operated on at the same time, but my left hip improved quite rapidly. Dave had to be very creative when working with me because my right hip didn't respond the same. Ultimately, I had to have a total hip replacement in my right hip and Dave not only helped me recover from the two previous surgeries, but also helped me prepare for the upcoming THR and rehab from that surgery. To sum up Dave as a physical therapist, I would have to say, he's very creative. If I couldn't do something, he would find another way for me to strengthen that muscle, he never gave up on me! His business is very well run; his staff is just as professional and wonderful as he is. I have recommended him on many, many occasions including my husband for a back injury. I'm glad that Dave is younger than my husband and me so he'll be around for us as we age! Thank you for everything, Dave!

Caryl

Over the past 5-6 years ​I have had the pleasure and honor of having Annette Karim​ as my Physical Therapist. Annette exudes, professionalism,confidence and knowledge of the body. She worked with me to show me the best exercises and techniques to relieve back pain,shoulder pain and neck pain. She is an excellent diagnostician who can peruse the body and palpate the area of discomfort and come up with a plan of action. She recommends exercises and walks you through the exercises before you leave the session so you know what to do when you arrive home. I highly recommend Annette Karim as a 5 STAR Physical Therapist.

R. Inserra

I recommend Evergreen because they work very hands on, they help you recover very quickly, and that all of the physical therapists are very kind to each and every patient.


Pediatrics

Your graciousness and concern for helping our daughter have been great blessings to our family. She is doing so much better, not just physically, but in her whole demeanor. Every time we come to Evergreen we notice what a positive, encouraging place it is. And the expertise is unmatched.

PT Dave is my favorite therapist (and I've seen a lot of them!) I started with him when I was 6 months old and now I'm a big girl at 9 months old. Because I've had heart surgery and was in the hospital the first 3 months of my life, I had a lot of catching up to do on my physical strength, And now, after 3 months of seeing PT Dave, my mommy and daddy can't say enough how much he has helped me with my development! Not only is he really fun to play with, he's always so nice and finds out how I'm doing. I love my PT Dave!

M. Nelson


Sports Rehab

Dr. Chris Wong has been an integral part of SENSE GYM Weightlifting Team. He understands the nature of our sport and provide superior treatment for our usual aches and pain as well as preventing and rehabbing of our minor injuries. We are thankful to have Dr. Wong as part of our team medical staff, without his expert care we would not be successful in competition.

Nghiep Dinh, MS CSCS USAW
Head Weightlifting Coach at SENSE Gym

I wanted to personally thank you again for the medical attention you gave my Weightlifters at the most recent 2015 University National Weightlifting Championships. The Medical care that you provided to my athletes was top notch, and allowed them to perform at their best. I know your attention to detail, professionalism, and experience was a huge part of my athletes being healthy and prepared to compete. Our athletes were able to bring home a Multiple Medals and set new Competition Records. I know going forward I will always reach out to you and the other fine Medical Staff that makes up the USA Weightlifting Medical Staff. Thank you again.

Joe Micela
Performance One Advanced Sports Training
Head Coach and Owner

Mr. Johnson,
I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for the great care you gave me as i have been healing up my shoulders. Due to your help all of these body parts are getting back to feeling healthy.

Drew Elffers ( Azusa Pacific University, Quarterback)

The therapists were helpful and friendly. Their top priority is to make sure you are healthy and fit to go back to your normal routine... I am healthy and pain-free, and can go back to sports.

I never thought I would be able to play tennis again. You reassured me that I would and now I am able to play again without any difficulty.

Evergreen enables and empowers me to be the best runner/athlete I can. Thanks!

I completely trust Dave and Evergreen with our athletes at Crescenta Valley High--including the one that lives at my house! Over the years I have sent my baseball players as well as athletes from all corners of our campus for rehab and evaluations. If anyone at our school or outside has an injury issue I always, without hesitation recommend Evergreen and Dave. He is always on the cutting edge with athletes and their needs--but most importantly--you can trust Dave to do what is best for your kids.

Phil Torres, Head Coach CVHS Baseball


Women's Health

After the birth of my third child I began to experience chronic back pain. For over 5 years I searched for a remedy. I tried acupuncture, massage, physical therapy but had very little success. Evergreen Physical Therapy's comprehensive approach made all the difference for me and my recovery. The combination of physical therapy, a reasonable at home exercise program and deep tissue massage has transformed my life. For the first time in 8 years I have no back pain. I am so grateful for the uncompromising care I received at Evergreen Physical Therapy.

Mila R.

Our mutual client is singing your praises.....her pain is completely gone and she never felt it once on her trip to Italy! They've been back 2 weeks now and she is still doing fine! I know she plans to call you to continue working with you on loosening up her back, but I just want to thank you so much, again, for doing such great work! You're really amazing!

Estelle U.


Athlete Performance

Dr. Chris Wong has been an integral part of SENSE GYM Weightlifting Team. He understands the nature of our sport and provide superior treatment for our usual aches and pain as well as preventing and rehabbing of our minor injuries. We are thankful to have Dr. Wong as part of our team medical staff, without his expert care we would not be successful in competition.

Nghiep Dinh, MS CSCS USAW
Head Weightlifting Coach at SENSE Gym

Mr. Johnson,
I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for the great care you gave me as i have been healing up my shoulders. Due to your help all of these body parts are getting back to feeling healthy.

Drew Elffers ( Azusa Pacific University, Quarterback)

The therapists were helpful and friendly. Their top priority is to make sure you are healthy and fit to go back to your normal routine... I am healthy and pain-free, and can go back to sports.


Senior Wellness

As a senior i struggled to recover from back surgery. The knowledgeable and patient therapists at evergreen therapy allowed me to see my rehab potential. By goal setting, innovative treatment modalities and home exercise education, my life activities have greatly improved. All of the staff at evergreen are respectful, courteous and accommodating. the environment is warm and welcoming. I will be forever grateful to evergreen therapy for helping me get my life back on track!

ML Anderson

I first entered Evergreen PT for a knee injury which took about 6 weeks to heal. The fitness program followed, which I am totally pleased with. Dave printed out a program for me to follow on my own, but I also feel free to ask questions anytime. Dave is a very special and nice person who manages the office beautifully, as well as being an excellent physical therapist. Beate is also very pleasant and excellent therapist, and Sue does a wonderful job as secretary. Her warmth and friendliness is most welcoming. I not only look forward to coming 2 times per week, but feel much better as well. It's a warm and friendly atmosphere.

Marjorie Weinreb


Fitness Personal Training

Dave Johnson and associates at Evergreen Physical Therapy have worked with many of my personal training clients over the last few years. I have such confidence in their extensive knowledge and intuitive expertise, and clients I have referred have had such positive experiences. It has been such a benefit to work with someone who is willing to connect with other aspects of the patient's wellness program, which allows us to work as a team for the good of the patient. Evergreen P.T. is the "cream of the crop" when it comes to physical therapy!

Estelle J. Underwood, AFAA C.P.T. Bodyworks for Total Health, South Pasadena

I first entered Evergreen PT for a knee injury which took about 6 weeks to heal. The fitness program followed, which I am totally pleased with. Dave printed out a program for me to follow on my own, but I also feel free to ask questions anytime. Dave is a very special and nice person who manages the office beautifully, as well as being an excellent physical therapist. Beate is also very pleasant and excellent therapist, and Sue does a wonderful job as secretary. Her warmth and friendliness is most welcoming. I not only look forward to coming 2 times per week, but feel much better as well. It's a warm and friendly atmosphere.

Marjorie Weinreb

I would whole-heartedly recommend Evergreen and Annette to my friends. Overall, the service was fantastic and I have improved my mobility much quicker than I thought I would.

...expert, professional, compassionate.