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: Michael Pedersen, LPTA, C-PS
Address: 5665 Lowery Rd
Norfolk, VA 23502
Phone: (757) 351-6020
Fax: (757) 351-6021
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 was a part of the Nansemond River High School swim team coaching staff from 2012-2018, as well as the school’s Tennis Team coaching staff from 2014 – 2017. Michael was also a part of the coaching staff for the Tsunami summer league swim team from 2012-2021. He is an avid competitive Brazilian JiuJitsu practitioner and enjoys staying active.
He is the current Clinical Director for the Therapy Networks Janaf location. His physical therapy interests include chronic pain, migraine and sports performance patients. Manual therapy and the Postural Restoration Institute (PRI) are his areas of advance education and enjoyment. He is a certified myofascial decompression (cupping) therapist and is also a certified performance specialist through the Champion Physical Therapy program.
Laurie Johnson, PT, CMTPT
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 Cadden, PT, MSPT
Tina was born and raised in Roanoke, Virginia. She received her undergraduate degree from Virginia Tech in Exercise Physiology. She received her master’s degree in Physical Therapy from The Medical College
of Virginia. She practiced in Roanoke, Virginia for 21 years, including Director of Physical Therapy for Rehab Services of Roanoke and Regional Director of Physical Therapy for Heartland Rehab Services. She went on to provide services in several life care facilities before returning to outpatient practice. She moved to Virginia Beach in 2014, joining The Therapy Network. While she considers herself a general practitioner, her skills and talents lean toward a mechanical and manual approach, including but not limited to: visceral manipulation, McKenzie approach, dry needling, grastoning, kinesiotape, pelvic mechanics, muscle energy techniques, and strain counter strain. Her practice focuses on chronic pain, Temporomandibular dysfunction, headaches, abdominal pain, and Vestibular Dysfunction.