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

Manager, Sports Medicine Program
Sports Residency Program Director
Physical Therapist
Certified Sports Specialist
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist

Sports Medicine

Children's at Forsyth


Education and Training
  • Bachelor of Science, Exercise Science: Michigan State University, 1995.
  • Master of Physical Therapy: Rutgers University/UMDNJ, 1999.

  • Sports medicine/pediatric orthopaedics
  • ACL injury prevention in female athletes
  • Manual therapy
  • Sports-specific training and performance enhancement

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

  • Board Certified Clinical Specialist, Sports Physical Therapy
  • Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist, National Strength & Conditioning Association
  • Certified Emergency First Responder, American Red Cross

Roles and Responsibilities
  • Sports Medicine Clinical Manager, overseeing our westside and northern clinics
  • Sports Residency Program Director, overseeing our Sports Residency Program and all Sports Residents
  • 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
  • Attend continuing education courses to further my professional development

Career Highlights
  • Program Director of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Sports Residency Program, which is the first APTA credentialed Sports Residency program in the state of Georgia
  • 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
  • Summited Mount Rainier and Mount Kilimanjaro