Jessica Johnson, PT, DPT, PhD

Assistant Professor,

Jessica Johnson

Contact Info

Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor, Division of Physical Therapy

Assistant Professor, Division of Rehabilitation Science


PhD, Biomechanics and Movement Science, University of Delaware

DPT, University of Puget Sound

BS, Exercise Science, University of Puget Sound

Summary

  • Professional Associations
    • American Physical Therapy Association
    • European Society of Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery, and Arthroscopy
  • Awards & Recognition
    • Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT) Academy of Advanced Item Writers, inducted 2019
    • Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society, inducted 2018

Awards & Recognition

  • University of Delaware Graduate and Professional Education 2019 Summer Doctoral Fellowship Award
  • Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT) Academy of Advanced Item Writers, inducted 2019
  • Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society, inducted 2018
  • University of Delaware Graduate and Professional Education 2018 Professional Development Travel Award
  • Center for Biomedical Engineering Research Symposium Best Poster Award, 2017
  • University of Puget Sound Trustee Scholarship winner (highest award) 2001-2005

Professional Associations

  • American Physical Therapy Association

Research

Research Summary/Interests

My research focuses on lower extremity injuries: prevention, rehabilitation, and return to sport. My current research projects include a longitudinal survey of high school coaches, injury prevention programs, and team performance as well as work with the University of Minnesota athletic teams. I also have interdisciplinary collaborations involving wearable technologies and orthopedic assessment mannequin simulators.

Research Funding Grants

Grant Title: Soft wearable systems to prevent and rehabilitate musculoskeletal injuries. PI: Lucy Dunne. Granting Agency: CISCO SYSTEMS, INC.

Grant Title: Simulation and Education Tool for Physical Examinations of Orthopedic Pathologies. PI: John Condon. Granting Agency: NIH SBIR/INNOVATIVE DESIGN LABS INC.

Publications

  • Johnson JL, Capin JJ, Arundale AJH, Zarzycki R, Smith AH, Snyder-Mackler L. Perturbation Training and Second ACL Injury Prevention in Female Athletes: 2-year Injury Rates in the ACL- SPORTS Randomized Control Trial. In Review at JOSPT.
  • Johnson JL, Irrgang J, Risberg MA, Snyder-Mackler L. Can We Stop Asking So Many Questions? Evaluating Responsiveness in Selected Patient Reports Outcome Measures: A Delaware-Oslo Cohort Study. In Review at AJSM.
  • Pederson, M. Johnson JL, Grindem H, Magnusson K, Snyder-Mackler L, Risberg, MA. Prognostic factors for knee function and physical activity two to ten years after anterior cruciate ligament injury or reconstruction - a systematic review. In review at JOSPT.
  • Capin JJ, Failla M, Smith AH, Zarzycki R, Dix C, Johnson JL, Risberg MA, Huston LJ, Spindler KP, Snyder-Mackler L. Superior 2-Year Functional Outcomes Among Young Female Athletes After ACL Reconstruction in Just 10 Post-Operative Return-to-Sport Training Sessions. Orthop J Sports Med. 2019 Aug; 7(8).

Peer Reviewed Oral Presentations

  • "Creating A Crosswalk For Knee Outcomes After ACLR From The KOOS(5) To The IKDC-SKF" 2021 International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine.
  • “Higher rates of return to sport and competitive level when a specialized intervention is post-ACLR compared to pre-ACLR” 2021 European Society of Sports Traumatology, Knee surgery, and Arthroscopy (ESSKA)
  • Perturbation Training and Second ACL Injury Prevention: An ACL-Sports Study” 2020 APTA CSM, Denver, Colorado.
  • Can We Stop Asking So Many Questions? Evaluating Responsiveness in Selected Patient Reported Outcome Measures: A Delaware-Oslo Cohort Study” 2019 International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery, and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (ISAKOS), Cancun, Mexico
  • Second injuries after ACL reconstruction: hop performance versus non-modifiable factors” 2019 APTA CSM, Washington DC

Teaching

Teaching Areas

  • DPT: Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation; Clinical Integration
  • MS/PhD: Critical Analysis of Scientific Literature

Clinical

Board Certifications

  • Board Certified Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist, American Physical Therapy Association, 2011, recertified through 2031
  • APTA-Credentialed Clinical Instructor since 2014