Damon Anderson, PT, OCS, ATC, Cert. MDT
Damon graduated Magna Cum Laude from Stanford University in 1983 with a Master of Arts degree in Physical Therapy. He attended California State University Long Beach where he graduated in 1978 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Physical Education. He also completed the K-12 Teaching Credential and the Athletic Training Curriculum Program at Long Beach State. Damon became an NATA Certified Athletic Trainer in 1980. He has athletic training/sports medicine experience at the high school, junior college, and NCAA Division 1 level. Damon started working as a physical therapist in Monterey in 1983 at the Sports Medicine Center. He was the chief therapist until he became the owner in 1988. Damon Anderson and Associates Physical Therapy have cared for patients on the Monterey Peninsula for 29 years.
Damon has a passion for helping people return to their maximal achievable function. Damon enjoys spending time with his family and leading an active lifestyle. Damon's father was a physical education instructor and head college football coach at San Jose State University, so he grew up in an active sports and outdoor recreation family. He played competitive football and basketball through the junior college level at Cabrillo College. In the past he was a serious distance runner, and completed 5 Big Sur Marathons, as well as numerous triathlons, including the Escape From Alcatraz and the Pacific Grove Triathlon. He enjoys biking, hiking, surfing, stand-up paddling, skiing, snowboarding, and windsurfing.
Damon was fortunate to observe Robin McKenzie, PT a legendary physiotherapist from New Zealand, treat patients in Oakland, CA in 1982. McKenzie's revolutionary evaluation and treatment approach continues to influence Damon to this day. Damon requires all of his staff physical therapists to be certified in the McKenzie Approach to Mechanical Diagnosis and Treatment of the Spine and Extremities. The emphasis on this highly effective approach sets us apart from other practices. Having had his share of injuries, Damon has gathered an empathetic team of therapists who can appreciate each patient’s desire to regain functional ability as soon as possible after an injury. His passion for restoring patients’ quality of life while providing the highest level of care has shaped the culture of our entire clinic.