Grace C Johnson, PT, DPT, MS, OCS

Assistant Professor

Department of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences
Physical Therapy Program
University of Nebraska Medical Center
984420 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-4420

Academic Appointments:
Assistant Professor, Physical Therapy Program, UNMC: 2000-present

DPT: Arcadia University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2010
BSPT: Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri; Program in Physical Therapy, 1988
MS: UCLA, Department of Kinesiology, 1986
BS: UCLA, Department of Kinesiology, 1984
OCS (Orthopedic Certified Specialist): American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties, 1997-present

Primary Teaching Responsibilities:
PHYT 505, Musculoskeletal Physical Therapy I (course coordinator)
PHYT 512, Neuromuscular Physical Therapy I (course coordinator)
PHYT 605, Musculoskeletal Physical Therapy II (course coordinator)
PHYT 727, Differential Screening for Physical Therapists (course coordinator)

Publications, Abstracts, Poster Presentations (last 5 years):
Johnson GC, Jones KJ, Venema DM, Lyons WL. “Physical Therapists Optimize Movement”, POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2015

Sleddens N, Becker BJ, Norman JF, Johnson G, Lausterer K, Promoting Student Success in
the Clinic Through Collaboration: A Novel Approach to Clinical Performance Instrument Review. Education Leadership Conference 2016, American Physical Therapy Association Education Section, Phoenix, AZ, October 7-9, 2016  (Poster)

Sleddens N, Becker BJ, Johnson G, Gill J, Clinical Education Placement Approach of Peer-Peer Negotiations while Developing Professionalism. APTA Combined Sections Meeting Poster Presentation, Anaheim, CA February 17-20, 2016.

Johnson GC. Physical therapy management of a patient with cervicothoracic dysfunction and shoulder impingement syndrome: a case report. Orthopaedic Practice. 2011;23(3):133-138.

Willett GM, Johnson GC, Jones KJ. The Effect of a Hybrid Continuing Education Course on Outpatient Physical Therapy for Acute Low Back Pain. The Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice. January 2011, Volume 9, Number 1.

Fuchs R, Becker B, Johnson G, Lausterer K, Volkman K, Norman J, Willett G. Using a Team Building Activity to Teach Clinical Decision-Making Concepts to Physical Therapy Students. Poster presentation accepted for APTA's NEXT Conference and Exposition, National Harbor, MD, June 3 - 6, 2015

 Willett GM, Johnson GC, Jones K, Skinner A. Using Kirkpatrick’s Taxonomy of Training Criteria to Evaluate the Effectiveness of a Continuing Education Course. Poster presentation, Combined Sections Meeting, APTA, Las Vegas, NV, February 3-6, 2014.

Wyman RM, Johnson GC. Physical Therapy Patient Management within an Interdisciplinary Team in a Student-Run Outpatient Clinic. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2010;40:A-94.

 Volkman KG, Norman JF, Pieper L, Venema DM, Johnson GC, PT, MS, OCS. Use of High Fidelity Simulation to Assess Decision-making Behaviors, Clinical Skills and Communication Attitudes of Physical Therapist Students in Acute Care Settings. Poster presentation, Combined Sections Meeting, APTA, San Diego, CA, February 17-20, 2010.

Johnson GC. Physical therapy management of a patient with temporomandibular joint hypermobility. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther.  2009; 39: A-65.

Vice President, Nebraska Physical Therapy Association Fall 2011-Fall 2015
Member, American Physical Therapy Association 1988-present
Member, Orthopaedic Section 1994-present
Member, Nebraska Physical Therapy Association
Member, Education Committee 2008-present
American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties, APTA
    Orthopaedic Specialty Council, January 2016 – December 2019
    Orthopaedic Section, Committee of Content Experts, 2012 – present
    Orthopaedic Section Item writer, 2008 – 2012
UNMC Sharing Clinic, 2005-present

Clinical Experience:
Outpatient orthopaedics