Julie Johnson, P.T., M.P.T., S.C.S, C.S.C.S.

Manager, Sports Medicine Program
Sports Residency Program Director
Physical Therapist
Certified Sports Specialist
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist


Sports Medicine

Children's at Forsyth

julie.johnson@choa.org

Education and Training
  • Bachelor of Science, Exercise Science: Michigan State University, 1995.
  • Master of Physical Therapy: Rutgers University/UMDNJ, 1999.

Interests
  • Sports medicine/pediatric orthopaedics
  • ACL injury prevention in female athletes
  • Manual therapy
  • Sports-specific training and performance enhancement

Societies
  • Member, American Physical Therapy Association
  • Member, American Physical Therapy Association, Sports Section
  • Member, National Strength & Conditioning Association
  • Licensed physical therapist: Georgia, Maryland, District of Columbia

    Certifications
  • Board Certified Clinical Specialist, Sports Physical Therapy
  • Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist, National Strength & Conditioning Association
  • Certified Emergency First Responder, American Red Cross

Roles and Responsibilities
  • Sports Medicine Clinical Manager, overseeing our westside and northern clinics
  • Sports Residency Program Director, overseeing our Sports Residency Program and all Sports Residents
  • Provide rehabilitation services for young athletes with sports-related injuries to facilitate return to sport
  • Assist in program development for Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
  • Attend continuing education courses to further my professional development

Career Highlights
  • Program Director of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Sports Residency Program, which is the first APTA credentialed Sports Residency program in the state of Georgia
  • Co-founder and co-director of the Children's Sports Medicine ACL Prevention Program
  • Co-author of the Children's ACL Injury Prevention Manual, Children's Sports Medicine program
  • Speaker at state meetings for the National Strength and Conditioning Association, "Plyometric Training and Its Role in ACL Prevention in Adolescents"
  • Co-founder and Director of Performance Enhancement Program for Soccer, female athletes, Washington DC, National Rehabilitation Hospital Sports Medicine
  • Co-author of Performance Enhancement for Soccer, NRH Regional Rehab Sports Medicine
  • Recipient of “Partners in Excellence” Award, National Rehabilitation Hospital
  • Competitive soccer player, GAWSA and Club Sport Soccer
  • Downhill ski instructor, 5 years, children aged 5-18 years
  • Boston Marathon qualifier/finisher
  • Summited Mount Rainier and Mount Kilimanjaro