We are excited to announce Rebound’s newest team member, Jessica Johnson, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS, CF-L1!
Jessica earned a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science from Northern Arizona University (Flagstaff, Arizona), where she competed on the rugby and golf teams. She continued her education with the completion of a Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from Pacific University (Forest Grove, Oregon). Upon graduation, Jessica worked in orthopedic PT settings in San Francisco for 10 years; she then spent several years working as a traveling PT across the country.
Jessica’s passion for fitness greatly influences her treatment philosophy: she is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach (CSCS) and a certified Level 1 CrossFit trainer (CF-L1), and applies strength-training concepts into her practice. Jessica is also board certified in orthopedic physical therapy (OCS). She has also served as a volunteer PT in Central and South America through Operation Rainbow —a nonprofit that provides orthopedic surgeries and care for children in need.
Outside of work, Jessica stays active with competitive CrossFit, running and cycling (she has completed the AIDS/Lifecycle ride through California and the Ironman Vineman 70.3). Jessica loves to explore new trails and camp in National Parks with her partner and their dog, Lakota.
We asked Jessica a few fun questions to get to know her better!
What’s one thing that can instantly make your day better? A strong cup of pour over drip coffee, a long trail run on a sunny day
What is in your fridge right now? Colorful veggies, two days of meal prep meals, and a variety of IPA’s
What was the best vacation you’ve ever taken and why? The best vacation is always visiting or camping in a national park. Each and everyone of them give me get that warm fuzzy feeling upon entering the gate. Top Favorites: Lassen, Arches, Grand Tetons, Yosemite, Acadia.
What is your favorite genre of book or movie? Books: Lots of self help, mindfulness, and exercise physiology. Movies: I am a sucker for romantic comedies.
What is special about the place you grew up? I grew up moving around a lot. I went to 18 schools before I graduated high school including living on the Navajo reservation in Arizona for second grade. I ended up finishing off high school in Mitchell South Dakota, where I played basketball for the “Kernels” in the Worlds only Corn Palace.