Johnny P. is a Doctor of Physical Therapy working at our Oyster Point location in Newport News, VA. He officially joined our team in May 2023 following his final clinical rotation. His physical therapy journey started in high school where he shadowed at this exact location learning the foundation and fundamentals of sports and orthopedic rehabilitation. His passion includes working with a variety of orthopedic and sports medicine based cases with special interests in preventative and postoperative treatment.
Johnny is one of our Christopher Newport University team therapists and is frequently involved in Poquoson Athletics. He is a current EIM Sports Resident representing PIVOT/Athletico as one of two residency trained specialists in Virginia. Consistently finding ways to enhance the rehab success for his patients, he recently completed his certification as a Champion Performance Specialist and trained to provide soft tissue mobilization with tools (IASTM), in addition to cupping therapy and Blood Flow Restriction (BFR). He is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and American Academy of Sports Physical Therapy (AASPT).
He obtained his undergraduate degree in Exercise and Sports Science with a concentration in Pre-Physical Therapy at VCU in 2018. Johnny later completed his doctoral work at the University of Lynchburg in May 2023. During his time in the program, he represented his class as Vice President, on the leadership team for Special Olympics, and was awarded the RACVA Orthopedic Excellence Award.
During his free time, Johnny enjoys watching football, playing golf, exercising, and spending time with his wife and their dog.