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Gregory S. Johnson, PT, FFFMT, FAAOMPT
Gregory S. Johnson, PT, FFFMT, FAAOMPT graduated from the University of Southern California in 1971 and completed a one year residency program at Kaiser Vallejo under Maggie Knott. He remained as senior faculty for six years. Mr. Johnson is best known for his identification of the need for Physical Therapists to integrate treatment of the…Read full bio
Vicky Saliba Johnson, PT, FFFMT, FAAOMPT
Vicky Saliba Johnson, PT, FFFMT, FAAOMPT graduated in 1977 from the Medical College of Georgia with a Bachelor's Degree in Physical Therapy. She then completed the six-month PNF training program at Kaiser Rehabilitation Center in Vallejo, CA, under the direction of Maggie Knott, PT. Saliba Johnson's primary interests and studies in orthopedic manual therapy have…Read full bio
1. Introduction to Functional Manual Therapy®
In this chapter, Vicky Saliba Johnson presents the principles and philosophy of the FMT patient management system, highlighting the FMT interregional and integrated system approach to patient care.
2. Mechanical Capacity
Understanding the body’s interdependency from a mechanical perspective: In this chapter, Gregory Johnson discusses the importance of mechanical capacity for all patients, regardless of pathology. This section highlights the various tissues which will be assessed and treated in the live patient demonstrations.
3. Neuromuscular Function
Initiation, Strength and Endurance: Vicky Saliba Johnson discusses the importance of differentiating neuromuscular function from motor control and how to utilize advanced skills of manual assessment and facilitation to identify the presence or absence of appropriate synergistic muscle contractions. This chapter also discusses the specifics of designing a NM home program.
4. Motor Control
Training the brain with specific manual CoreFirst® strategy facilitation through guidance, resistance, and repetition: Once mechanical capacity is restored and the patient has the ability to initiate with the correct motor patterns, the reeducation of motor control must round out the care of all patients. This chapter discusses the principles that a therapist can utilize to maximize the impact of motor control training for ensuring the patient performs all ADL with Automatic Core Engagement® (ACE) and CoreFirst® Strategies.
5. IPA Functional Tests
Vertical Compression (VCT) and Elbow Flexion (EFT) Tests: In this chapter, Vicky Johnson discusses the reliability and validity of the VCT and the EFT and the skills necessary to ensure both intra-rater reliability and inter-rater reliability. The patient demonstration is utilized to train the participant to efficiently perform both test and properly analyze the findings to direct the clinical intervention.