Dr. John Crawley

Doctor of Physical Therapy

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Dr. John Crawley

Doctor of Physical Therapy
Board Certified in Orthopedic Physical Therapy
“My role as a health care provider is to be a resource to my patients. It is my objective to provide my patients with the information and tools to reach their full potential. For me, the greatest reward is seeing the joy and empowerment in a patient as they discover new things about themselves and how to manage themselves effectively.”
John was born and raised in Arizona. His path to becoming a movement expert began with his studies in Exercise Science at Northern Arizona University where he received his bachelors in the field. After moving to Denver, John worked as a physical therapist aide and as a personal trainer specializing in strength and conditioning for those with complex medical histories. To better serve his clients and progress his ability to help others he attended Regis University where he received his doctorate in physical therapy. He has since worked in general orthopedics and sports physical therapy settings.


Central to John’s approach to patient care is his unwavering belief in the healing power of movement. As a physical therapist John uses the most current and supported evidence-based practices to treat his patients. As a steadfast believer in the benefits of treating the whole person John achieves optimal results by developing strong collaborative relationships with his patient’s to effectively reach their goals. With 60 minute appointments at Mend he is able to work with patients to identify all contributing factors affecting their symptoms. Treatments are tailored to the specific needs of the individual to optimize the patient’s experience and outcomes utilizing effective manual therapy and therapeutic exercise. Ultimately, it is his goal to provide the patient with the information and skills to be successful with their self-management and ability to restore function.


John treats general orthopedic and sports injuries with expertise in the treatment of injuries related to rock climbing. John’s 18 year history as a climber gives him the ability to uniquely understand the nature of his patients’ problems that allow him to effectively identify the factors contributing to their symptoms. His passion for rock climbing led him to conduct research on climbing specific finger strength that further enhanced his ability to treat climbers. By combining his clinical skills and understanding of effective training methods for climbing, he is able to create effective treatment plans that help his patients meet all of their goals.


Additionally, John has expertise in the treatment of neck pain and temporomandibular joint disorders. Treatment of these regions can be difficult due to the significant regional interdependence and large impact on an individual’s life. John takes a systematic approach to determining the nature of the pain and dysfunction, not just the pain, to find management solutions that work best for his patients.


All along John’s journey to develop himself into an effective clinician, he has sought out the wide open spaces of the world to appreciate the beauty of the world around him and to push his abilities. During his freetime John spends his time rock climbing, running, disc golfing, hiking, skiing, mountain biking, gardening, and foraging.
John is currently seeing patients in Boulder.