Lisa Johnston, PT, MS, DPT

Lisa Johnston, PT, MS, DPT

Interim Director, Associate Professor
Division of Physical Therapy
Department of Allied Health Sciences
3046 Bondurant Hall, CB# 7135
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7135
OFFICE: (919)843-5723 FAX: (919)966-3678

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Lisa Johnston, DPT

Research Background & Interests

Clinical education, curriculum and instruction

Lower extremity orthopedics, lower extremity biomechanics and the impact of orthotics, industrial therapy


Current Research

Examination of teaching outcomes in the clinical setting.

Reliability of measures of lower extremity, strength, flexibility and alignment. Effect of foot orthotics on patellofemoral pain



DPT, Arizona School of Health Sciences, 2004, Physical Therapy

MS, The University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, 2000, Human Movement Science

BS, Northern Illinois University, 1989, Physical Therapy



PHYT 720, Introduction to Physical Therapy Intervention

PHYT 760, Clinical Education Seminar I

PHYT 761, Clinical Practicum I

PHYT 764, Clinical Practicum II

PHYT 765, Clinical Education Seminar II

PHYT 768, Clinical Practicum III

PHYT 767, Clinical Education Seminar III

PHYT 770, Clinical Practicum IV

PHYT 769, Clinical Education Seminar IV

PHYT 820, Advanced Patient Management I


Selected Publications

Johnston LB, Gross MT; Effects of Foot Orthoses on Quality of Life for Individuals with Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome. JOSPT, 2004; 34:440-448.


Professional Societies

American Physical Therapy Association (1989-present)

American Physical Therapy Association, Education Section

American Physical Therapy Association, Electrotherapy Section

American Physical Therapy Association, Orthopedic Section

American Physical Therapy Association, Sports Section

North Carolina Physical Therapy Association

Carolinas Clinical Education Consortium