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Shani T. Johnson, MPT, DScPT, CMPT


Shani T. Johnson is a licensed physical therapist with over 20 years of experience in the profession. She has been a private practice owner for over eleven years and completed her Doctorate of Science in Physical Therapy from Andrews University in Michigan in 2012. Manual therapy is key with her practice and further education; she has taken NAIOMT coursework through level IV and is a Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist.

Shani is a graduate of the University of Iowa Physical Therapy program and has held a variety of positions in her career. She has worked as a staff PT for a traveling company, worked with special needs children, has been the Rehab Manager for multiple facilities and a Regional Rehabilitation Director of skilled nursing homes. She has also consulted with PTs on starting their own private practices.

As an active member of the APTA, WPTA, Section on Women's Health, Orthopedic and the Private Practice Section of the APTA, Shani understands the importance of physical therapy as an integral role in the challenges that are ever-present in the healthcare system today. As a direct access practitioner, she understands the relevance of critical thinking and uses it consistently with her patient population. She has provided educational training in a variety of settings, and is enthusiastic about helping other physical therapists enhance their skills.

Disclosures:

Financial: Shani T. Johnson is receiving a fee for speaking at today's educational activity.

Nonfinancial: Shani T. Johnson has no relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose.