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

Julie Johnson

Physical Therapist, Certified Sports Specialist,
Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist,
Sports Medicine Program 
Children's Healthcare at Meridian Mark
5445 Meridian Mark Road, Suite 290
Atlanta, GA 30342

Education and Training

  • Bachelor of Science, Exercise Science: Michigan State University, 1995 
  • Master of Physical Therapy: Rutgers University/UMDNJ, 1999
  • Board Certified Clinical Specialist: Sports Physical Therapy
  • Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist: National Strength & Conditioning Association
  • Certified Personal Trainer

Areas of Interest

  • Sports medicine/pediatric orthopaedics
  • ACL injury prevention in female athletes
  • Knee, shoulder, ankle injuries
  • Manual Therapy
  • Sports-specific training and performance enhancement
  • Soccer - recreational and competitive levels
  • Golf fitness screening and conditioning program design
  • Strength & conditioning/personal training

Professional Societies

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

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Sports Medicine Clinical Site Leader, Children's Healthcare at Meridian Mark
  • 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
  • Serve as a clinical instructor for physical therapy students
  • Attend continuing education courses to further my professional development

Career Highlights

  • 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 and competitive soccer player, GAWSA
  • Summited Mount Rainier and Mount Kilimanjaro