El Dorado Physical Therapy

Joanne Norton

Joanne Norton


"I specialize in outpatient orthopedics with an emphasis in manual therapy. I am also a Certified Personal Trainer and Certified Pilates Instructor."


California State University, Fresno
Bachelor of Science: Physical Therapy

Professional Associations

Aerobic and Fitness Association of America
IDEA Health & Fitness Association

I became a Physical Therapist because...

"I wanted to go into a service profession of helping others. I had done a variety of volunteer work in high school and received tremendous satisfaction in improving people's lives and maximizing their potential. I enjoyed school and became particularly interested in science courses. I had a wonderful high school counselor who helped prepare me for college and steered me in a great direction."

What's most exciting about my job?

"Every day there is a new problem to solve and a new face to meet. My patients / clients bring me great joy with their humor, wisdom and the uniqueness of their individual personalities. I've been a therapist for 20 years and it amazes me how the anatomy of the body remains constant, yet the theories and new treatment approaches continue to evolve and improve."


"I enjoy spending time with family and friends, bike riding, tennis, Pilates, and reading."

Continuing Education

Australian Approach to Treatment of the Shoulder
Treatment of Lumbar Dysfunction
National Upper Extremity Conference
Australian Approach to Evaluation and Treatment of Cervical Spine
Training the Patient with Low Back Dysfunction
Evaluation and Treatment of the Thoracic Spine and Ribs
Naggs, Snags, and PRP's
Pathophysiology of Pain
Treatment of Pelvic Girdle
Craniosacral Therapy I
Treatment of the Sacrum and Pelvis Through Muscle Energy Techniques
When the Foot Hits the Ground
Myofascial Release I
Basics of Sacroiliac Mobilization
Australian Orthopedic Manual Therapy Program
Functional Orthopedics 1 & 2
Back Education Training
Mobilization of the Cervical & Thoracic Spine & Ribs
Take the Next Step Level 2
Functional Mobilization of the Lower Quadrant
Functional Mobilization of the Upper Quadrant
Total Motion Release
Visceral Manipulation
Functional Manual Therapy for the Upper Quarter

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