Why Choose The Therapy Network at Janaf?
“Laurie is an incredible healer. I could barely walk going in and with her therapy and custom program for my chronic health condition; I have officially avoided surgery. The entire staff treats each client like family. I can’t say enough about The Therapy Network at Janaf. My quality of life has improved tremendously because of this group without extra pills or any surgeries.”
Kelly R – 10/7/2020
Clinic Director: Laurie Johnson, PT, CMTPT
Address: 5665 Lowery Rd
Norfolk, VA 23502
Phone: (757) 351-6020
Fax: (757) 351-6021
Laurie Johnson, PT, Clinic Director
Laurie is one of the founders of The Therapy Network. Born and raised in Massachusetts, Laurie earned her Bachelor of Science, Physical Therapy in 1984 from the University of Massachusetts Lowell. She spent the next 5 years working in a local hospital setting. She then relocated to the Tidewater and spent the next few years working in an outpatient orthopedic practice. Laurie has helped grow The Therapy Network, serving as Clinic Director as new locations opened. Laurie developed specialist skills in treating both chronic and acute spinal conditions. Her practice areas include headaches and soft tissue injuries. Laurie serves as a consultant to TTN staff therapists on challenging non-responsive conditions. Laurie coordinates Continuing Education for the therapists and is a key player in physical therapist recruitment. She enjoys volleyball, but after 20 years of passionate play, she spends most of her spare time with her children.
Tina was born and raised in Roanoke, Virginia. For a year between undergraduate, at Virginia Tech, and graduate school, at Medical College of Virginia, she worked as a Physical Therapy Technician. Following graduation from Physical Therapy school, she practiced in Roanoke for 21 years. For 14 of those 21 years, she worked in outpatient settings. For 7 years she worked in rehabilitation facilities. Tina moved to Virginia Beach in 2014 and joined The Therapy Network. She works from manual therapy and mechanical perspective including, but not limited to, strain counter strain, muscle energy techniques, grastoning, kinesiotape, pelvic mechanics, dry needling, and visceral manipulation. Her interests also include treatment of vestibular disorders, TMD, Fibromyalgia, and CRPS. She has been instrumental in developing the TTN fibromyalgia program and organizing the TMD program. She is very active with her Kappa Alpha Theta alumnae chapter, book club, yoga and loves to read and travel.
Michael Pedersen was born and raised in Hampton Roads. He graduated from South University with his Associate of Applied Science in Physical Therapist Assistant. At South University he was class Vice President and Director of Communication and Community Outreach. He was awarded South University’s Leadership Award upon graduation. He is a part of the Nansemond River High School swim team coaching staff and has been since 2012, as well as the school’s Tennis Teams coaching staff from 2014 – 2017. Michael is also a part of the coaching staff for the Tsunami summer league swim team and has been since 2012. He is an avid competitive Brazilian JiuJitsu practitioner and enjoys staying active. His physical therapy interests include orthopedic, muscle energy techniques, and myofascial techniques.