PT, FFFMT, FAAOMPT
Co-Founder, Institute of Physical Art,
Steamboat Springs, Colorado, USA
Gregory S. Johnson is best known for his identification of the need for physical therapists to integrate treatment of the fascial system into manual therapy and the development of the first Soft Tissue Mobilization course for physical therapists in 1980.
In addition, Gregory utilized his extensive background in PNF to adapt standard manual therapy techniques of Joint Mobilization and develop the dynamic techniques of Functional Mobilization (FM) and Resistance Enhanced Manipulations (REM) techniques for joints, soft tissues and neurovascular restrictions.
Gregory has trained over twenty-thousand therapists in the USA and internationally. He is the Director of an AAOMPT-credentialed Fellowship program in Functional Manual Therapy (FMT) and has published multiple chapters and articles on Soft Tissue Mobilization, PNF and the Orthopedic Patient, Functional Mobilization (FM), and Functional Test for the Lumbar Patient.
He has been recognized for his contribution to the Physical Therapy profession and has been given Honorary Fellowship of the American Academy Of Manual Physical Therapy, a subsidiary of the International Federation of Orthopedic Manual Therapist.