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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. Case Study One
Christina, an active female rock climber with chronic LBP and reported core weakness. This patient presents with chronic low back pain and “weakness in her core…” despite regular core work outs in classes and at the gym. The demonstration, by Vicky Saliba and Gregory S. Jonnson, includes use of the IPA Functional Tests, a mechanical treatment, manual assessment of neuromuscular function, and demonstration of Tonic Spread® technique for facilitating an automatic core engagement.
2. Case Study Two
Kristin, an active female who injured her back at the gym and has never felt she could fire her core since the injury. This demonstration, by Vicky Saliba Johnson, focuses on the assessment of her core to provide functional stability, identification of an inefficient neuromuscular function, and use of Manual Neuromuscular Facilitation to activate appropriate initiation and strength.
3. Case Study Three
Jason, an active male who suffers from chronic neck pain secondary to a cervical herniated disk and discectomy. This demonstration, provided by Vicky Saliba Johnson, focuses on the manual assessment of the ROM, end feel, and neuromuscular function of the cervico-scapula region. The progression includes rationale for use of certain manual facilitation techniques as well as use of Combination of Isotonics to increase ROM and restore motor control at end range.