Douglas B. Johnson
With over 30 years in practice as a licensed physical therapist Doug brings a wealth of knowledge and experience as the owner of SWPT. Doug received his early training at the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopedic Clinic in Beverly Hills.
His philosophy centers on tailoring a therapeutic program to meet each patient’s unique needs and goals, one that will support them in their everyday activities. With a background in athletics and fitness, Doug understands the importance of exercise and a healthful lifestyle to a patient’s overall well-being. He will work with you to achieve and sustain your optimum health.
Doug’s areas of expertise include:
- Post-surgical rehabilitation
- Injury rehabilitation and prevention
- Back and neck care
- Balance and strengthening programs
- Therapy for joint, neurological, and orthopedic issues
Doug graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of North Dakota with degrees in both Physical Therapy and Psychology. He is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and is also a certified strength and conditioning specialist through the National Strength & Conditioning Association.
Doug and his wife Lisa live in Shell Beach. They are empty nesters who enjoy spending their free time with family, hiking the hills of the Central Coast, and perusing the local Farmer’s Markets. Doug also enjoys mountain biking and engaging in any form of fitness or physical activity.
Lisa Story, MA, CHC
Director of Operations & Functional Health Coach
Lisa is the co-owner of SWPT and is responsible for daily operations and human resources. Lisa strives to create an environment that is positive for staff and holistically supportive of a patient’s overall wellness and recovery.
Additionally, as a Functional Health Coach, she works with patients upon request to achieve overall health goals through nutrition and lifestyle habits that encourage a life of energy, vitality and contentment.
Lisa’s areas of expertise include:
- Nutrition and therapeutic diets
- Lifestyle management
- Coaching and mentoring of a whole-istic life
- Pelvic Health
- Yoga Instruction
Lisa is a Certified Health & Nutrition Coach by the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and the American Association of Drugless Practitioners. She is a graduate of the Dr. Aviva Room Integrative & Functional Healthcare Practitioner program and has been personally and professionally passionate about health and wellness for more than 30 years. She has a B.S. in Health Science, an M.A. in Spiritual Psychology, and is a 200-RYT yoga instructor.
Lisa lives in Shell Beach with her husband Doug Johnson and their children. In her free time Lisa enjoys cooking, reading, yoga, and hiking with friends and family.
Office & Billing Manager
With over 20 years in the medical field, Kirstie began her career in Italy working as a Red Cross volunteer in Obstetrics & Gynecology while her husband Jeff of more than 20 years was stationed at Aviano Air Base. After moving back to the Central Coast in 1998, she worked as a Certified Medical Assistant, Insurance Billing Specialist and Medical Office Manager before landing at Sports & Wellness Physical Therapy in 2016.
Kirstie has lived in Orcutt for most of her life. She and her husband have a daughter Adrienne who is studying at SFSU and a son Hayden who is a high school athlete . She enjoys traveling, hiking, going to concerts, and cheering on her children in all their adventures.
What Kirstie loves about SWPT: “I enjoy the SWPT family atmosphere and the close relationships that are formed with our patients. I love that patients are here to better themselves and we get to be a part of their experience.”
SWPT provides a positive and family-like atmosphere for our team members. We take pride in dedicating ourselves to our practice as we create a productive and fun atmosphere where both staff members and patients can thrive. With our values placed on friendly service and education we strive to employ a team of professionals that guide our patients through rehabilitation and lead them towards a healthy lifestyle. We regularly hire Kinesiology and Exercise Science majors from Cal Poly and Cuesta College for both employment and internships opportunities. To apply for a position, download the application below and return it with a current resume and cover letter to: firstname.lastname@example.org