Joe Walker is the owner of Athletes’ Therapist. He graduated first in his class with a Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy from California State University of Long Beach in 2007. Joe is an American Physical Therapy Association Board Certified Sports Specialist (SCS).
He is a dedicated, highly motivated physical therapist offering 14 years of outpatient/sports clinical expertise. He specializes in bridging the gap between rehabilitation and performance utilizing a holistic approach to injury.
While Joe has earned an elite reputation rehabbing the world’s best professional athletes and Olympians, he provides the same services to high school, collegiate, and amateur athletes as well as individuals looking to recover from injury or surgery in the most effective manner. His practice focuses primarily on functional movement screening/assessment, manual therapy, fundamental movement restoration utilizing corrective exercise progressions, and rehabilitation techniques that prevent and/or resolve the core cause of injuries. He has extensive training in manual orthopedic techniques including Mulligan Mobilizations with Movement, Functional Range Conditioning, Osteopathic-Based Muscle Energy Techniques (MET), Maitland Graded Mobilization Techniques, and Functional Release/Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization. He produces successful results through his “hands on” approach.
When Joe is not busy at work in the clinic, he enjoys teaching return to sports rehab mentorships, spending time with his daughters, surfing, snowboarding, hiking, camping, and listening to music.
“Health is not avoiding the bad. Health is constantly seeking the good. Relationships, Foods, Activities, and Opportunities”