John Huang, PT, DPT

Huntington Beach, CA
Move Well Dance Well!

18 Reviews
$200.0 / Hour


Dr. John Huang is a physical therapist, fitness instructor and wellness consultant based in Orange County, CA. He is extensively trained in Movement System Impairments (MSI) diagnosis and treatment and has a strong passion for teaching others about the human movement system.Dr. John specializes in orthopedic rehab and sports conditioning, specifically for the active outdoor athlete – particularly rock climbers, runners, cyclists, and surfers. He also enjoys treating the active aging population and is a certified Senior Fitness Specialist. His clinical interests include rehabilitation of the shoulder, pain science education, and balance/gait retraining. Dr. John also serves as a clinical instructor for DPT students and volunteers as the Public Relations and Education Chair for the Orange County District of the California Physical Therapy Association.Aside from clinical work and teaching, Dr. John loves exploring Southern California with his wife and enjoys hiking, cooking, DJing, dancing, rock climbing, playing games (both board and video varieties), making others laugh and attempting to surf.In addition to providing in-home mobile care, Dr. John sees patients on-site in his private office space in Costa Mesa, CA and is highly experienced in delivering Telehealth physical therapy care. He is dedicated to give you the care that best fits your lifestyle.


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Certifications and Credentials

Doctor of Physical TherapySenior Fitness SpecialistCertified Nutrition Coach


Washington University School of Medicine Doctor of Physical Therapy Program 2016


Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization, Myofascial Release and Cupping, Running Analysis, Climbing Analysis, Balance & Gait Retraining, Weight Loss Programming, Telehealth Care


Engaged, listened to me, didn't assume anything, clear and focused questions about my history; explained possible causes of my symptoms; explained what he was going to do, why he was going to do it, what the outcome should be or could be. Nice all around guy in general. It was my first time using Movement-X and I will definitely call on John again if I get myself all up in a tizzy again. Thank you to my son Eddie Ernst, PTA in KS/MO area who found him for me.

Jacklyn, Feb 18

I went to Dr. Huang for an issue with my knee, and he gave me a number of exercises over the course of several months that were very helpful! I also did some general wellness sessions with him as my knee improved. I felt that he listened to my concerns, and understood my fitness needs as climber. He is knowledgeable and personable, and I highly recommend his services!

Rachel, Feb 28

I was very relieved to find a physical therapist who is attuned to climbers. I have used physical therapy through my network, but they're not really set up to do sustained therapy. And, even though clinically sound, my in network people had difficulty understanding the unique needs of our sport. John was a game-changer. I saw significant progress in treating my nagging injuries for the first time in years. It was totally worth it. John knows how to ask the right questions and then tailor a program specifically for you. When I felt stalled, he adjusted the program and the results were immediate. I can't really say enough. He is a superb clinician and an outstanding person.

Robert, Mar 10

John has been helping rehab from a broken leg and I feel much stronger since I have been working with him! He really listens to my complaints, and communicates with me to help me better understand what's going on with my body, and how to improve it. One of the most valuable aspects of the service he provides is that he caters my exercises to my activities, which are climbing and hiking. It's really important to me to have a PT that understands these activities and gives me the tools to improve my movement with this in mind.

Heather, Mar 21

As a recreational athlete and fitness instructor, I was VERY impressed with Dr. John's patient care. He is extremely detailed in his movement evaluations AND covers the entire body (something I believe is missing from many rehab settings). I left with a better understanding of my current movement patterns, dysfunctions, and past injuries and a RX for exercises and movements to integrate into my routine to keep my body safe, strong, and healthy; ultimately helping me prevent future injuries so I can continue living the active lifestyle I love the most! I have sent many clients to Dr. John and plan to continue sending them to him for both rehabilitation and movement evaluations! Thank you Dr. John! You're the best!

Jillian, Apr 09

John has done a fantastic job rehabbing my elbow tendonitis. I went from being completely unable to climb to feeling stronger than ever in my climbing in just a few weeks. John provides a wide array of exercises and stretches that focus on rehabbing my specific injury while training all the neighboring muscles and tendons in a full body approach. Definitely would recommend seeing John!

James, Apr 18

Dr. John was a big help when I fractured my ankle. I needed a PT that understood the demands of rock climbing. Dr. John set me up with appropriate exercises through all the phases of PT. He was encouraging and friendly. This made our sessions something to look forward to each week. John also helped me with my wrist. I had chronic pain in my wrist whenever I would climb. The exercises that John gave me fixed the problem. It felt like a miracle and I was able to do things I hadn't been able to in years. Dr. John was also very informative and told you why to do certain exercises and how they would help. This helped me stay motivated and bought in through the healing process.

Dan, Apr 18

As I fitness professional I can say with confidence that Dr. John really does have a firm grasp on how to help me recover from my back injury and other mobility issues. I'm glad I went to see him.

Ahmed, Apr 27

John really knows his stuff. His breadth of knowledge in orthopedics in general as well as climbing specific PT & training is extensive. He’s helped me immensely not only with staying injury free, but also with maximizing my climbing training. His passion for what he does, his commitment to excellence, and his dedication to his clients is plain to see. He is always happy to answer any questions I have and to give me advice, and is extremely thorough. I look forward to continuing to work with him and would highly recommend him!

Stacey, Apr 28

I found John through the local climbing community and came to him with two goals in mind: 1) fix long-ignored plantar fasciitis so that I can run and 2) bring a sprained ankle back up to the peak performance that climbing requires. Regarding #1: I had been fighting PF for multiple years but never saw a professional because I had been trying the exercises recommended on the internet to no avail. I finally got fed up with my lack of improvement, started seeing John, and he very quickly was able to figure out what was causing my PF (immobility, lack of strength, and poor movement patterns) and we have been working on getting me back to running pain-free again. Regarding #2: I sprained my ankle half a year ago, saw an in-network provider who was able to help me get back to normal life, but I had remaining discomfort and weakness that was limiting my climbing (and approach hikes!). John's exercises have been very successful at getting me back to where I was before the injury, if not stronger than I"ve ever been. Thanks for your detailed and focused attention on me! I'm amazed at how much our sessions have helped! (And amazed at how you can always find new exercises to challenge me with).

Jennifer, Apr 30

Dr John is awesome. His knowledge of my injury and how to rehab from it was incredible. I told him exactly how my body was feeling, what hurt, what didn’t, and he created a program for me that allowed me to resume my usual workouts and activities much sooner than I anticipated, including preventative measures. Not only that, he was super nice, understanding, flexible with scheduling and attentive. I would go back to him in a heartbeat for any future rehab and would 100% recommend him.

Shaan, Jun 27

John is great! He was really able to pinpoint certain areas we needed to focus on without me having to tell him. He was able to diagnose certain issues just from an assessment. I was really impressed with the progress I saw in the short time that I saw him. He gave me exercises to work on at home as well to supplement my visits. I like his approach to focus on the root cause and develop a strong foundation for injury prevention. He has really been a pleasure to work with and I got great results!

Marcus, Jun 27

I have played competitive sports my whole life and thus have been in and out of physical therapy for years and years. Dr. John has offered the most comprehensive treatment of anyone I've ever worked with. He takes his time to diagnosis the problem and provide a custom rehab plan to address the issues. Most importantly, he reviewed progress with each appointment and adjusted the plan accordingly. There were several appointments where I felt he was reading my mind because the adjustments he made were perfectly aligned with my thoughts and wishes. I highly recommend Dr. John to anyone that needs professional help to regain their health and movement.

Michael, Jul 07

Ahh finally some relief! I have been struggling with hip pain the past couple of years. So grateful that the universe blessed me with Dr. John. I have had a stellar experience with him right from the start. He was very thorough during the initial evaluation, was empathetic in understanding my experiences and concerns, and collaboratively we developed a treatment plan to address my core issues so that I could meet my goal of being able to run and hike again without any pain + discomfort. His professionalism and expertise are bar none, he is a down to earth person, is wise beyond his years (really learned a lot by spending time with him!). Also, the entire time, it was clear that he was genuinely invested in my health and getting me closer and closer to my goals. If you’re looking for a doctor of physical therapy to help you heal and start moving again free of pain, then contact Dr. John for a consultation. I promise you won’t regret it!

Jerry, Jul 16

I’m an avid runner who had a history of hamstring injuries… until I met Dr. John. After a diagnostic session with him, he was able to pinpoint the cause of my injury and described effective exercises to combat my physical issues. In the 3 months I worked with him, he continuously evaluated how my body responded to different movements and recognized habits that could predispose me to injuries. In addition to prescribing rehab workouts, he also guided me to do mobility work and foam rolling, which sped up the recovery process and improve my posture and balance. I have successfully run 3 races pain-free after seeing him. He is knowledgeable, kind and attentive. He’s the ultimate movement expert who takes physical therapy to the next level of care! I highly recommend Dr. John.

Gloria, Aug 06

After suffering some discomfort during training for triathlons, I reached out to some close Physical Therapist friends of mine to ask who they recommend, almost instantly they recommended John Huang, as they thought John’s approach would be best for me. From the beginning inquiry and throughout my physical therapy sessions with John, he has always been quick to respond to emails or text messages and always had a positive attitude when discussing my pains, questions, and general concerns. John’s hands on approach was something I had not quite experienced from a PT before, John’s approach was not just about fixing the issue, but also providing me the education, knowledge, and exercises that I could do on my own to stay healthy. I signed up for eight sessions with John, but following his instructions I saw vast improvements in my pain within a short time, even completing my IRONMAN Triathlon just six sessions in. Equally as important as treating my physical pains, John also put my mind at ease, giving me confidence that I could continue with my training while still focusing on my injury and injury prevention.

Steven, Aug 08

John has been awesome in helping me rehabilitate from a nasty ankle sprain. Before meeting with him I felt completely in the dark about what was going on in my body and why my mobility didn't seem to be improving much months after my injury occured. He's been great about helping me better understand not only my injury but other muscle groups that had been weakened while I was in my initial recovery, and working with me towards more holistic strengthening. Every exercise he gives, he explains clearly what it's targeting, and he really takes time to ensure you're comfortable and able to do the exercises effectively at home. He's knowledgeable, responsive, and clearly loves what he does, and I've improved tremendously since meeting with him. Would highly recommend John!

Faith, Sep 01

I shattered my calcaneus bouldering at Stoney Point back in Aug 2020. After months of subpar PT twice a week for 20 minutes, I was making little progress where I was receiving care previously. Frustrated, I stopped going and tried to resume climbing even though I was still in pain. A year later, I decided to do 8 sessions with Dr. John, and now I have minimal pain! I really appreciated not just the quality treatment, but being taught how to help myself so that my progress would be sustained after treatment. It's helped me take care of my body to prevent future injury because I know what to pay attention to now. Most importantly, I'm climbing better even after my injury! Thanks Dr. John!

Serena, Dec 12