Evan Johnson, PT, DPT, MS, OCS, MTCDirector of Physical Therapy at the Spine Center
Administrative Director of the Spine Center
Dr. Evan Johnson is the director of physical therapy and administrative director of the Spine Center at New York Presbyterian Hospital in the Department of Neurosurgery. He is an Assistant Professor at Columbia University’s College of Physician & Surgeons and holds appointments in the departments of Rehabilitative and Regenerative Medicine, Neurosurgery and Anesthesiology. He teaches physical examination, manual therapies and therapeutic exercise related to the spine and extremities in Columbia University’s Doctoral Program in Physical Therapy, as well as Columbia University Medical Center’s Pain Medicine and Sports Medicine Fellowships. Dr. Johnson is a member of North American Spine Society’s Allied Health Committee, the American Physical Therapy Association’s Hooked on Evidence Low Back Pain Panel and the Bottom Line Committee of the Physical Therapy Journal. Dr. Johnson received his Master of Science degree in Physical Therapy with honors from Columbia University’s Program in Physical Therapy, and he received a Doctoral Degree in Physical Therapy with a clinical specialization in manual therapy from the University of St. Augustine. Dr. Johnson has numerous peer-reviewed publications related to the biomechanics of manual therapy, nervous system mobility, physical examination techniques and spinal stabilization in athletes. Dr. Johnson is certified by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties as an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist and is a Certified Manual Therapist. He maintains membership in the American Physical Therapy Association’s Orthopedic Section and Performing Arts Special Interest Group, the International Association of Dance Medicine, and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists.
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Mehta R, Johnson EK: A Systematic Review of the Evidence on Factors That Influence Adherence to Home Exercise Programs in Patients with Low Back Pain [abstract]. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2007;37(1):A66.
Johnson EK, McCormick, PC. The effect of early isolated lumbar extension exercise program for patients with herniated disc undergoing lumbar discectomy [invited commentary]. Neurosurgery. Oct 2005;57(4):771-772.
Johnson EK, Chandra A, Nabeyama B, Santikul K, Sullivan M, Rao AK.: The effects of resisted hip adduction on EMG activity of the vastus medialis obliquus muscle during terminal knee extension in a closed kinetic chain [abstract]. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2005;35(1):A62-A63.
Johnson EK, Kafka DM, Polit, CW, Chiarello CM: A systematic review and classification of the evidence examining the use of spinal manipulation and therapeutic exercise for patients with lumbar spinal stenosis [abstract]. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2005;35(1):A13-A14.
Johnson EK, Chiarello CM: The Slump Test: The slump test: the effects of head and lower extremity position on knee extension [cover article]. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther.1997;26(6):310-317.
Johnson EK, Chiarello CM: The Slump Test: The effects of head and lower extremity position on knee extension [abstract]. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 1995;21(1):53.
Johnson EK, McCormick, PC. Rehabilitation of the Professional American FootballPlayer after Lumbar Microdiscectomy Surgery. Br J of Sports Med. (in press).
The Bottom Line by Evan Johnson on “Neuromuscular Training Versus Strength Training During First 6 Months After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: A Randomized Trial” [Risberg MA, Holm I, Myklebust C, Engebretsen L. Phys Ther. 2007;87(June):737-750]. http://www.ptjournal.org/misc/bottomline.dtl
The Bottom Line by Evan Johnson on “Trunk Muscle Activation Patterns, Lumbar Compressive Forces, and Spine Stability When Using the Bodyblade” [Moreside JM, Vera-Garcia FJ, McGill SM. Phys Ther. 2007;87(February):153-163]. http://www.ptjournal.org/misc/bottomline.dtl
The Bottom Line by Evan Johnson on “A Comparison of Physical Functional Performance and Strength in Women With Fibromyalgia, Age- and Weight-Matched Controls, and Older Women Who Are Healthy” [Panton LB, Kingsley JD, Toole T, et al. Phys Ther. 2006;86(November):1479-1488]. http://www.ptjournal.org/misc/bottomline.dtl
The Bottom Line by Evan Johnson on “Impact of Continuing Education Interventions on Clinical Outcomes of Patients With Neck Pain Who Received Physical Therapy” [Brennan GP, Fritz JM, and Hunter SJ. Phys Ther. 2006;86(September):1251-1262]. http://www.ptjournal.org/misc/bottomline.dtl
The Bottom Line by Evan Johnson on “Can Low Back Loading During Lifting Be Reduced by Placing One Leg Beside the Object to Be Lifted?” [Bakker AJM, and van Dieën JH. Phys Ther. 2006;86(August):1091-1105]. http://www.ptjournal.org/misc/bottomline.dtl