Morgan Johanson has 20 years of experience practicing Physical Therapy (PT) in the cardiovascular and pulmonary (CVP) patient population. She received her Masters of Science in PT from the University of California, San Francisco in 2003. She is an ABPTS certified CVP Clinical Specialist and an APTA certified Advanced Clinical Instructor. She is ACLS certified.
She is currently the President of Good Heart Education which is a continuing education company that provides in person and online seminars covering rehabilitation for patients with CVP disease across the continuum of care and age span. In addition, Good Heart Education offers mentoring for PTs who are studying for the ABPTS CVP Specialty (CCS) Examination. She was a Level 3 Acute Care PT at the California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC) and was the Coordinator for the Inpatient and Outpatient Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Programs at the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System (VAAAHS). In addition, she was a Co-Director, mentor, faculty member and research advisor for the VAAAHS CVP PT Residency Program. She has been a guest lecturer at the University of Michigan, Flint DPT program and is currently an adjunct faculty member at the University of Toledo, Ohio DPT Program and the VAAAHS CVP PT Residency Program. She is currently practicing PT at the Grand Traverse Pavilions Skilled Nursing Facility in Traverse City, Michigan.
In 2004, she received the Service Star for excellence in patient care from CPMC and in 2022, she received the Merit Award from the Academy of CVP PT. She is a contributing author to the 4th and 5th Editions of the Essentials of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Physical Therapy by Ellen Hillegass. She is the lead author of the Entry-Level Physical Therapist Competencies in Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Physical Therapy.
She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), the APTA Academy of CVP PT, the APTA Academy of Acute Care and the APTA Michigan Chapter. She is the Professional Development Chair for the APTA Academy of CVP PT.