Dr. Paul Addison – P.T., D.P.T., O.C.S., C.S.C.S.
I enjoyed growing up in the Midwest with Nebraska football but the day after receiving my B.S. in Exercise Science from the University of Nebraska in 2001, I moved to California to pursue a lifetime of rock climbing. This required a constant attention to the little nagging injuries and piqued my interest in the field of musculoskeletal medicine. I continued to engage in alpine and bigwall climbing while pursuing my Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy at California State University of Long Beach where I was fortunate to graduate on the Dean’s List.
I began my career working for a company in south OC, but soon branched out and developed my own practice in 2009 while working on my Doctorate in Physical Therapy and Private Practice Management through a private college called Evidence in Motion that was focused on the evidenced-based integration of scholastic and clinical information for the best outcomes of the patient. My practice gained a following from the general public and physicians for giving more and getting more and our Return-To-Sports program was sought out by many high school and collegiate athletes.
In 2010, I continued my quest to deliver the best treatment possible and received additional certification as a Board Certified Orthopedic Specialist. While becoming FMS Level I & II and SFMA certified, I met an Active Release Techniques instructor and began my journey towards ART certification as one of only 4 Physical Therapists in Orange County who chose to do so.
My practice specialty has been continuing evolving. As the opiod epidemic takes hold of America, I have become sought out by patients who want to avoid the standard echo of “drugs and cortisone” for every ache and pain and want to get to the root cause of their condition. In turn, they want to continue their active lifestyle and aren’t satisfied with “symptom treatment” and want true healing of their condition. I especially love consulting patients on how to integrate Regenerative Medicine, Nutritional Medicine, ART-based Functional Rehabilitation, and Strength and Conditioning to reach their goals.