Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation & Regenerative Medicine at CUMC
Program in Physical Therapy
DSc in Physical Therapy, Baylor University 2005
MPT, Western University of Health Sciences 1994
BS in Exercise Science, Oregon State University 1991
Originally from Oregon, Dr. Johnson is a veteran of the United States Army, serving as a physical therapist for 21 years, retiring in July of 2015. He is a graduate of the Physical Therapy Program at Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, California. He earned his Doctorate of Science in Sports Physical Therapy from Baylor University upon completion of the Army/Baylor Clinical Sports Residency at the United States Military Academy, West Point, New York. Dr. Johnson worked in a variety of clinical assignments in the Army and deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom on 4 different occasions. He holds dual PT licenses in New York and Oregon and is certified by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialists for orthopedics (2001) and sports (2006). He will be continuing to practice at the Cadet Physical Therapy Clinic at the United States Military Academy, where he was a faculty member and director of the Army/Baylor Sports Clinical Residency. He has particular interests in adolescent athletes and injury prevention, diagnostic imaging and residency/fellowship programs.
Direct access / Military medicine
Adolescent Sports/Injury Prevention
Honors and Awards
Orthopedic Clinical Specialist, American Board of Physical Therapy Specialists
Sports Clinical Specialist, American Board of Physical Therapy Specialists
Clinical and Research Interests
Injury prevention and screening for injury prediction
Clinical Residency and Fellowship programs
Clinical Case Management
Garrison M, Westrick RB, Johnson MR, Association between the functional movement screen and injury rate in college athletes. International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy 2015; 10 (1): p. 21.
Johnson MR, Cameron KL, Owens BD. Quick Questions In Ankle Sprains: Expert Advice in Sports Medicine (McKeon et.al). Book chapter: What are the Key Rehabilitation Considerations for Producing the Best Clinical Outcomes Following Lateral Ankle Reconstruction? Slack Incorporated, 2015.
Shepard NP, Westrick RB, Johnson MR. Fracture of the Capitate Not Visualized on Radiograph. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther 2014;44(7):541
Garrison MP, Westrick RB, Johnson MR. Acute Lumbar Swelling in a College Aged Snowboarder. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther, 2014; 44(3):223.
Shepard NP, Westrick RB, Johnson MR. Fractures of the second and third metacarpals resulting from a punch mechanism. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther, 2014; 44(2):129.