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Dr. James Johnson


Doctor of Physical Therapy, Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist 

Coach James is a board certified Orthopedic Specialist Physical Therapist with special interests in preventative rehabilitation for the strength and physique athlete, athletic performance, and optimizing the aging process. James has previously worked as a strength and athletic performance coach with individuals ranging from the youth to the aging population and recreational to collegiate skill levels. His dream is to combine his passion for sports and fitness with ongoing education in the Biological, Physiological, and Rehabilitative sciences to become a leader in the field of human and athletic performance, with the ability and knowledge to assist in all areas of the athletic experience – off season strengthening and nutrition, preventative training, on-field coverage, and post-injury rehabilitation and return to play.

Coach James received a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology in 2016 from Juniata College in Huntingdon, PA where he was a multi-year starter for the Men’s Soccer team. He continued his education by attaining his doctorate of Physical Therapy from Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY in 2019, before completing an Orthopedic residency in 2020.

Outside of his professional life, James is active in the strength and fitness communities as a competitive natural bodybuilder, in addition to working as a personal trainer and coach to bridge the gap between rehabilitation and community based fitness.

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