Laura K. Johnson PT, DPT, CHT

by | June 9, 2021

Education

  • Doctorate in Physical Therapy, UMDNJ/Rutgers University
  • Bachelors, Messiah College
  • Shawnee High School, Medford NJ

 
Certifications

  • Certified Hand Therapist: Certificate of Advanced Practice in Hand and Upper Quarter Rehabilitation, Drexel University
  • McKenzie MDT A and B
  • Maitland MT-1

 
Treatment Areas of Interest/Specialties

I love treating hand and upper extremity issues! It is my specialty and my passion, but I still love treating lower extremities too.

Why I became a Physical Therapist

Growing up I always knew I wanted to do something in the healthcare profession. I was an athlete and have had more than my fair share of injuries through the years. One of those injuries led me to physical therapy with a PT who was extremely passionate about what she did. She shared her passion with me and everyone around her.  After my course of care with her I volunteered in the clinic as I was still too young to have a job. From then on, my passion for the profession has only grown. I hope that someday I can have that kind of impact on someone else.

What do you feel are the most important qualities in a physical therapist

I feel that passion about your profession and continuing quest for knowledge/bettering your skills are extremely important.

Personal Hobbies/Interests

Outside of the clinic you will find me spending time with my family. We spend the summers on LBI and in the winter I can never get enough time on my snowboard. I also love to exercise and to bake.