Now with 2 locations -Vista, CA and San Diego, CA
Dr. Dawson's extensive knowledge was evident to me from the beginning of our first visit. He recognized the cause of the pain and weakness in my thumbs, and prescribed a regimen for me that has provided immense relief for that problem. In addition, he helped me by preparing custom videos of his prescribed exercise routines designed to strengthen my injured knee. Not only did he personally show me the exact ways to move my knee and position my body during the exercises, but I have found at home that I sometimes refer to the videos he made while we were together, for clarification. I appreciate Dr. Dawson's patient and caring approach. I felt that he was working for me, every minute of our time together. I hope to enjoy practicing for at least another 20 years, and I believe that Dr. Dawson will help me achieve that goal!
-James Perkins, D.V.M.
This review is for John the Physical therapist who I have been seeing for approximately 3 weeks now. I was in a car accident a few months back and have tried chiropractic, acupuncture, and injections with no relief from the neck pain until I started treatment with John. He is extremely knowledgeable, has not only relieved the pain but taught me exercises to strengthen the area so I don't relapse in the future. I wish i had gone to him from the beginning!
Absolutely amazing. Dr. John Dawson helped me by showing me how to treat my bad ankle. I now have a larger range of motion and no pain. In only a week all of my chronic inflammation was gone, and after learning the correct way to walk, I am finally able to exercise properly. I can now do squats, circuit training, I hike once per week, and bike 30 mins a day. Any heavy activity would have caused massive pain levels and muscle spasms. Since I started working with Dr. John, my pain levels have gone to a ZERO.
He is the best in the biz.
Let me preface with my injury. 5 years ago, I was hit by a car while cycling. I went through 2 years of physical therapy and was diligent with my exercises but I still have chronic back and neck pain. This year I tried physical therapy again at a bigger name therapy clinic and I was surprised by how little manual skills the therapists possessed. I started to feel hopeless about my chronic issues...
until I met Dr. John. And oh my gosh. He took his time to listen to my medical history, and then took a thorough physical assessment of my neck and back pain. He found this one particular small muscle in my neck, did some technique, and boom. I felt the tension in my neck go away!!
I know it's important to follow up with exercises. But in my experience, I now know that it is equally important to have a physical therapist like Dr. John reset my body for proper movement!!
For services rendered and his immeasurable passion for his work.
Sharing is caring ... Don't see enough of that these days. Personally, I like to exchange laughter & smiles and communicate honestly and without agenda. Too many of us take life for granted, people need to realize we're all in this together; give a little and care a little. With the staff at SDElite Physical Therapy ... same difference, an outstanding staff.
Of Dr. John Dawson: From his initial assessment, to restoring my confidences, to making me aware of my physical limits ... and communicating why ... it is 'his' art of healing, his mannerisms & his commitment to preserve wellness. It's really about how willingly he shares his knowledge.
We all have a road to pave and choices to make ... All our choices inherently affect those in our life. How we identify those who lead by inspiration, provide & instill motivation is why recognizing Dr. John Dawson is worth these few words.
Lastly, do yourself a favor:
If you are the road of recovery, find directions to SD Elite Physical Therapy. Sharing is caring ... you learn that too from Dr. John.
Thank you Dr. John and most sincere thank you to your excellent staff.
I hurt my lower back the beginning of this year and it wasn't the same since until I met John. Little daily movements would make the pain act up constantly, then it would mellow out until I would inevitably do something else to anger my back again. I tried to google stretches to help, but none of them mitigated the pain at all. When I went to John, he immediately could tell me exactly which connection point in my body was the problem; he even took the time to explain some human anatomy and physiology. Just talk to him and you can tell how genuinely passionate he is about the body and physical therapy by how much he knows! John showed me a series of exercises I could do daily to help stretch out and relieve the muscles from the current stress. The weeks following, I did the prescribed exercises. John was extremely thoughtful and would follow-up in between and ask how my back was doing. Well, I am writing this about 1 month after talking to John, and I have to say that he has fixed my lower back pain. Movements that would have upset my back few months ago I can do now with no problem. I'm even back at the gym doing regular workouts without modifications! Never taking my lower back for granted again. Thank you, Dr. John Dawson!