Marie Johanson, PT, PhD, OCS

Professor

Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine

Associate Director of Education

Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine

Physical Therapy and Wellness

Emory Clinic, Emory Healthcare

Education

  • BA, University of California, Berkeley, 1979
  • Cert, Emory University, 1982
  • MS, Georgia State University, 1991
  • PhD, Georgia State University, 2003

Biography

Memberships

  • American Physical Therapy Association
  • American Physical Therapy Association, Education Section
  • American Physical Therapy Association, Orthopedic Section
  • American Physical Therapy Association, Research Section
  • Physical Therapy Association of Georgia

Honors

  • Physical Therapy Association of Georgia Achievement in Education Award, 2011
  • American Physical Therapy Association Sports Section Breg Award (best research article of the year), 1992
  • Georgia State University Certificate of Achievement in Academics, Student Government Association of Academic Affairs and the Honor Society Council, 1991
  • Emory University U.S. DOE RSA Traineeship Grant, 1981-82

Research

Dr. Johanson's research focuses on the biomechanics of walking among individuals with lower extremity impairments, before and after specific interventions, with particular emphasis on the foot and ankle. Her ultimate goal is to develop or refine rehabilitative interventions that optimize patients’ gait patterns, resulting in improved function. 

Publications

  • Johanson MA, Miller MB, Coe JB, Campo M. Orthopaedic physical therapy: update to the Description of Specialty Practice. Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy, 2016, In Press. 
  • Kapasi ZF, Pullen SD, Greene B, Herdman SJ, Johanson MA. The role of dual degrees in the physical therapist education program at Emory University. Journal of Physical Therapy Education, 2016, In Press.
  • Johanson MA, Armstrong M, Hopkins C, Keen ML, Robinson M, Stephenson S. Gastrocnemius stretching program more effective in increasing ankle/rearfoot dorsiflexion when subtalar joint positioned in pronation compared to supination. Journal of Sport Rehabilitation, 2015, 24:307-314.
  • Johanson MA, DeArment A, Hines K, Louis E, Martin M, Thomas J, Geist K. The effect of subtalar joint position on dorsiflexion of the anke/rearfoot versus midfoot/forefoot during gastrocnemius stretching. Foot & Ankle International. 2014, 35:63-70.
  • Abelew TA, Cuda BJ, Koontz JE, Stell JC, Johanson MA. Influence of gender on gastrocnemius muscle activity during the stance phase of gait. Journal of Sport Rehabilitation. 2012, 15:1-10.
  • Conley KA, Geist K, Shaw JN, Labib SA, Johanson MA. The effect of goniometric alignment on passive ankle dorsiflexion range of motion among patients with ankle arthrodesis or arthroplasty. Foot & Ankle Specialist. 2012, 8:176-179.
  • Dinh NV, Freeman HC, Granger JE, Wong SA, Johanson MA. Gastrocnemius stretching in non-weight bearing and weight bearing is equally effective for improving ankle dorsiflexion range of motion. International Journal of Sports Medicine. 2011, 32:205-210.     
  • Johanson MA, Allen JC, Matsumoto M, Ueda Y, Wilcher KM. Effect of heel lifts on  plantarflexor and dorsiflexor activity during gait. Foot & Ankle International. 2010, 31:1014-1020. 
  • Johanson MA, Greenfeld L, Hung C, Walters R, Watson C. The relationship between forefoot and rearfoot static alignment in pain-free individuals with above average forefoot varus angles. Foot & Ankle Specialist. 2010, 3:112-116.
  • Johanson MA, Cuda BJ, Koontz JE, Stell JC, Abelew TA. Effect of stretching on ankle and knee angles and gastrocnemius activity during the stance phase of gait. Journal of Sport Rehabilitation. 2009, 18:521-534. 
Manuscripts Submitted
  • Geist K, Rossi A, Ander DS, White M, Johanson MA, Davis B. Integration of physical therapist’s expertise in the Emergency Medicine curriculum: an academic model for inter-professional education. Journal of Physical Therapy Education.
Review Articles (Peer-Reviewed)
  • Johanson MA. Rotator cuff disorders.  Home Study Course 11.1.4, Orthopaedic Section, American Physical Therapy Association, April, 2001.
Book Chapters
  • Greenfield BH, Wooden MJ, Johanson MA. Mobilization of the lower extremity. In Orthopaedic Physical Therapy. 4th Ed. Donatelli RA, Wooden MJ (Eds). Churchill Livingstone, New York, NY. 2010, pp 585-597.
  • Johanson MA, Wooden MJ, Greenfield BH. Mobilization of the upper extremity. In Orthopaedic Physical Therapy. 4th Ed. Donatelli RA, Wooden MJ (Eds). Churchill Livingstone, New York, NY. 2010, pp 329-350.
  • Donatelli RA, Irwin JP, Johanson MA, Gonzalez-King BZ.  Differential soft tissue diagnosis. In Physical Therapy of the Shoulder. 4th Ed. Donatelli RA (Ed). Churchill Livingstone, New York, NY. 2004, pp 89-129.
  • Greenfield BH, Johanson MA. Evaluation of overuse syndromes. In The Biomechanics of the Foot and Ankle. 2nd Ed. Donatelli RA (Ed). FA Davis, Philadelphia, PA. 1996, pp 191-222.
  • Johanson MA, Donatelli RA, Greenfield BH. “Rehabilitation of microtrauma injuries to the knee. In Rehabilitation of the Knee: A Problem-Solving Approach. Greenfield BH (Ed.). FA Davis, Philadelphia, PA. 1993, pp. 139-176.
  • Johanson MA, Gonzalez-King BZ. Differential soft tissue diagnosis. In Physical Therapy of the Shoulder. 3rd Ed. Donatelli RA (Ed). Churchill Livingstone, New York, NY. 1987, pp 57-93.
Book Reviews
  • Johanson MA. Guide to Evidence-Based Physical Therapy Practice, Jewell, D (Ed.), Jones and Bartlett Publishers, 2005.