Who is the new addition to Physical Therapy Advantage….
My name is Rebecca Johnson and my passion to getting to the bottom of an injury has brought me to where I am in the practice of physical therapy today. I have never stopped learning in my professional and personal career in running. It all started during an indoor track season when I began to complain of right knee pain. At the time, I was told to ice my knee before and after each practice session. A little frustrated with my options, I asked the question that rings in my ears still today….“what it causing my pain?” I just don’t want to ice it until I know what is causing it. At the time, I didn’t even realize the implications of that question and how it has shaped my life. My high school career was successful, winning 4th in state in the 1600 m relay!
I went onto college to earn my sports medicine degree with an emphasis in athletic training, It turned out to be a great foundation to build upon. I continued to run in college with problems of repetitive injuries: ilio-tibial band syndrome, hip flexor strain, shin splints, etc. Not much fun yet I gained invaluable medical experience with the variety of sports working as a student athletic trainer. I soon realized that I wanted to know more about my own injury and more involved cases at the collegiate level. At which point, the next part in my educational journey had begun.
I moved onto to get my Master’s in Physical Therapy which has been the love of my life(with the exception of my husband and 2 wonderful children). I am in my 11th year of patient care and still going strong. I am still physically active and finished my first Northface Challenge 10K in the fall of 2009. Upon several areas in physical therapy that I enjoy to treat, I