Gary Johnson, PT, DPT, ATC/L

Gary Johnson, PT, DPT, SCS, ATC/L
Instructor, Medical Center
Senior Level II Physical Therapist and Outreach Athletic Trainer

Dr. Gary Johnson attended North Carolina Central University where he completed his BS in athletic training. He received his professional doctorate of physical therapy from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Johnson is a board-certified clinical specialist in Sports Physical Therapy. His clinical focus is primarily in orthopaedics and sports. He also has a large interest in diversity, equity, and inclusion. He is an APTA credentialed clinical instructor.


DPT, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2015
BS, Athletic Training, North Carolina Central University, Magna Cum Laude, 2007


  • Introduction to Patient Exam DPT 634
  • PT Professional Practice I DPT 631
  • PT Professional Practice II DPT 635
  • Exercise Prescription DPT 638
  • Cultural Determinants of Health and Health Disparities Small Group Facilitator
  • Practice

Duke Sports Medicine Physical Therapy clinic; sports medicine outreach at Hillside High School Durham, NC; first responder and sports medicine provider for local club sports teams with affiliations to Duke Health.

Selected Publications
Bui, K., Hamilton, D., Johnson, G., Murray, M., Newman, A., Samuelson, J., Troost, L., & White, B. (2013, November). Analysis of psychometrics regarding western Ontario and McMaster Universities Osteoarthritis index (WOMAC) outcome measure (instrument review). Https://Www.Sralab.Org/Rehabilitation-Measures/Womac-Osteoarthritis-IndexReliability-Validity-and-Responsiveness-Patients.


  • NC High School Association “Life Saver Recognition”, October 12, 2017
  • APTA Board Certified Clinical Specialists in Sports Physical Therapy, 2019
  • APTA Credentialed Clinical Instructor, 2018