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Dr Paul W Johnson, DO

Dr Paul Johnson is board certified in both internal medicine and sports medicine and has been practicing sports medicine since 2006 in the Portland / Vancouver area. He went to the Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine, and then onto Rush Presbyterian – St. Luke’s Medical Center / Cook County Hospital, in Chicago, IL, for residency in internal medicine, followed by a sports medicine fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh.

Dr Johnson is a specialist in the non-surgical management of acute and over-use musculoskeletal injuries, osteopathic manual medicine, concussion management, and ultrasound guided regenerative injections. He works closely with other medical specialists, athletic trainers, and physical therapists to provide comprehensive musculoskeletal care and rehabilitation for athletes and non-athletes alike.

His interest in sports and osteopathic medicine began in high school after experiencing sport-related injuries playing hockey and football. He believes that start-to finish, personalized medicine with informed patients contribute to his philosophy that collaboration is the key element towards health and wellness. His relate-able, accessible, and practical approaches are what set him apart.

Professional Memberships

Dr Johnson is an active member of the following professional organizations:

  • American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM)
  • American Association of Orthopaedic Medicine (AAOM)
  • American Academy of Osteopathy (AAO)

Teaching and Presenting

He has also been actively involved in teaching, mentoring, and facilitating various groups of students and participants both locally and globally:

  • Instructor – University of Wisconsin, Madison and Hackett-Hemwall Foundation, Honduras / Topic: Prolotherapy 2007-2013
  • Instructor – OMM Workshops / Topics: Muscle Energy Technique and Strain-Counterstrain ‘Above the Diaphragm’, Portland, OR, 2008 and 2009; Muscle Energy Technique ‘Above the Diaphragm’, Eudora, KS, 2009; Muscle Energy Technique ‘Below the Diaphragm’, Vancouver, WA, 2011
  • Instructor – University of Malaya / Topic: Diagnostic Ultrasound, Penang, Malaysia 2011
  • Junior Faculty – Tom Clark MSKUS / Topic: Ultrasound Guided Injection Cadaver Courses, 2011 – present
  • Adjunct Faculty – University of Washington, Department of Family Medicine, 2006-present
  • Presenter – University of Wisconsin, Madison and Hackett-Hemwall Foundation / Topic: Prolotherapy of the Hip, 2009; Elbow, Wrist and Hand, 2012; Cervical Spine & TMJ, 2013
  • Presenter – 2011 AAOM Conference, Nevada / Topic: Ultrasound of the Knee
  • Presenter – Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons of Oregon (OPSO) Annual Meeting, Portland, OR / Topic: Concussion and Return to Play, 2007. Regenerative Injections and Introduction to Musculoskeletal Ultrasound, Bend, OR,  2013