Parents can be assured their infant / child will be provided PT intervention with great skill, knowledge, and compassion. Dave Johnson PT has worked with children professionally as a PT for over 26 years, was previously the clinical director of Casa Colina's Children's Services, is married a pediatric nurse Tammy Johnson RN BSN of 30 years at Children's Hospital Los Angeles, raised 4 kids and sent them off to colleges. He knows kids. He understands parents. He has sponsored many youth sports teams and served on boards for youth safety in sports. His team of dynamic pediatric therapists are trusted by parents, pediatricians, neurologists, sports medicine and and orthopedic physicians, coaches and schools for over 25 years, the last 13 years at Evergreen in Pasadena. He has a passion for youth and thrives when they thrive. Many past kids return to Evergreen just to show us how grown up they are.
Evergreen's specialists intentionally and skillfully create child appropriate interventions in a comfortable environment so the child feels at ease and engaged. Just because the sessions appear more playful that doesn't mean they are done without skill or knowledge of the conditions being treated. Kids should feel like kids, not mini-adults. Parents and guardians will be fully educated and empowered about their child's condition and follow up strategies to be done at home. It is a intentional mission of Evergreen's pediatric staff to be a center of excellence in all things kids and their very mobile lifestyles. From concussion awareness and baseline screenings, to injury prevention services, to parent education and to actual physical therapy interventions every moment is done with great attention, purpose, and expertise.
Injuries and Conditions related to Pediatrics
- Hip Dysplasia / Youth Joint Preservation
- Torticollis & Plagiocephaly
- Hypotonia / Hypertonia
- Growth plate injuries
- Osgood Schlatter
- Sever's / Heel Pain
- Sports injuries
- Postural pain impairments
- Spine conditions including ankylosing spondylitis, spondylolisthesis and juvenile arthritis
- Jumper's knee
- Pitcher's Elbow
- Post surgical recovery
- Gait and balance disorders
- Coordination deficits
- Motor Skills Delay
- Asymmetries and Predilections of movement
- Concussion / baseline testing and treatment
- Leg length discrepancies
- Toe Walking
- Over Pronation / Flat Foot conditions
Evergreen's specialists, most importantly, work with your child with great compassion as if that child were one of our own.
Kids just want to be kids.
What our Pediatric patients are saying
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!