Posted On: March 5, 2012
I am Dr. David A. Johnson and I am licensed as both a chiropractic physician and as a physical therapist in Illinois. I am the owner and Director of Clinics at North Shore Spinal & Sports Rehabilitation located in Highland Park and Lake Bluff.
I went back to graduate school to get my Doctor of Physical Therapy degree at Rosalind Franklin University, graduating with that degree in June of 2010.
In February I attended the American Physical Therapy Associations Annual Combined Sectionals meeting, which was held this year in Chicago. All I can say about this meeting is, �wow.�
There were thousands in attendance and there were lectures on variety of topics. There was no way to attend all of the lectures, but I did have the opportunity to attend some very interesting lectures.
The following is a summary of my notes in outline form of the courses I attended:
ACL injury update
Rotator cuff repair update
The Schroth Method for treating Scoliosis
Patella-femoral dysfunction update
The American Physical Therapy Associations Annual Combined Sectionals meeting was quite informative and all of the speakers were first rate. The information that I gathered, I took back to the clinicians at North Shore Spinal & Sports Rehabilitation so they can better serve our patients.
All of my clinicians were happy to receive the information and we updated our protocols to include the most recent literature and evidence in our approaches. By attending lectures, reading journals and sharing the information we continue to practice the best evidence based medicine we can at North Shore Spinal & Sports Rehabilitation. We do this so we can better serve our patients and community.
Having attended my first Combined Sectionals meeting, I am now hooked and I look forward to attending more in the future.
To schedule an appointment, please call our�Lake Forest, Lake Bluff office�at�847.295.0920, or our�Highland Park office�at�847.432.4077.�You may also use our online�Request an Appointment�form.
North Shore, Dr. J and the staff were great. I started out with a pinched cervical nerve which was causing extreme pain and numbness in my arm. Surgery had been ruled out by the neurosurgeon after an MRI. My physical recommended a regimen of physical therapy which I undertook with NorthShore in November. At that time I had consistent pain in the range of 8-9 out of 10. I had trouble sleeping, driving and performing most normal daily activities due to the constant pain. I have now been through two series of physical therapy sessions with North Shore over a couple of months and the pain and numbness are completely gone. Based on my experience I would highly recommend North Shore for physical therapy treatment and the staff is extremely friendly and helpful as a bonus! Jon HeintzelmanJonathan Heintzelman
All aspects of the rehab program were done with professionalism. Intake evaluation, exercise program, massage therapy and exit evaluation were all excellent and yielded excellent results for me. All of the staff are friendly and efficient. Dr. Johnson, Jeannette, Cyprian and Mary are friendly and make an otherwise difficult experience much more tolerable. I have gone to them on two occasions over the last several years for different injuries and, in both instances, my problems were resolved. I highly recommend them.Lee Eddy
I was a patient 6 years ago, with lower back pain and herniation. My PT was excellent and I was back to exercise and resolution of pain and herniation. Recently I have had hip pain and and tingling down my leg. My evaluation with DR Johnson was very thorough and spot on. The PT with Dre was incredible. I am now pain free with a resolution of the tingling as well. I will definitely return for any future problems that may arise!Barbara Bank