Ryan Johnson graduated from the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) with his Doctorate in Physical Therapy. After graduating, Ryan enrolled in the Institute of Physical Art’s APTA Credentialed Orthopedic Residency where he spent 8 months in Eugene, Oregon treating a mix of sports, orthopedic and neurological patients with a focus on enhancing the function of the human body. He then moved to Delhi, India, and worked for 3 months as Residency Co-Director/Instructor for the Institute of Physical Art’s Functional Manual Therapy Residency program where he was involved in training 14 Indian Physiotherapists in Functional Manual Therapy. Upon returning from India he tested for his Certification in Functional Manual Therapy (CFMT), which he passed with distinction (greater than 94% cumulative score) and the highest overall score of that year. In 2012 he relocated to New York City to go through the Institute of Physical Art’s AAOMPT/APTA Credentialed Functional Manual Therapy Fellowship program, where he was hired as the first employee at IPA Manhattan Physical Therapy. After attaining the recognition as a FAAOMPT (Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists) Dr. Johnson chose to stay at the practice and continues to treat patients and teach aspects of the fellowship program. In addition to his clinician responsibilities, Ryan is a primary faculty member for the Institute of Physical Art, teaching a large number of continuing education courses each year, and he sits on the research committee for the Functional Manual Therapy Foundation. Furthermore, Dr. Johnson co-owns multiple clinics throughout the country through the company he founded, IPA Physio. He has taken additional coursework through the Postural Restoration Institute (PRI), the Barral Institute (Visceral Manipulation), multiple courses on both the topics of spinal manipulation and human anatomy. He recently completed his TPI Level 1 Certification to enhance his ability to assess and treat golfers to further improve their game and reduce pain.
Primary Faculty Member of the Institute of Physical Art
Sits on the Research Committee for the Functional Manual Therapy Foundation
Completed his fellowship training in Functional Manual Therapy™ in conjunction with the IPA and the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy (AAOMPT)
Completed CFMT certification with distinction
Graduated from the University of California San Francisco with his Doctorate of Physical Therapy