PACT - Professional Association of Clinical Therapists
Dr Jane Johnson is a physiotherapist with a passion for helping student and qualified therapists to gain confidence in postural assessment and hands-on techniques. In the early part of her career, Jane worked as a massage and sports massage therapist and appreciates the importance of therapeutic touch for physical and mental wellbeing.
In the last 20 years Jane has specialised in occupational health physiotherapy, helping organisations to support workers with musculoskeletal (MSK) problems. Her focus has been to help people return to work, or to remain in work, following injury, surgery or the flare-up of an existing condition. She has worked with employers to assess employees for musculoskeletal risk and to develop rehabilitation programmes for MSK recovery, and the management of Long Covid.
*With a strong desire to share her knowledge, Jane is the author of 7 books designed to support therapists:
- Postural Assessment
- Postural Correction
- Deep Tissue Massage
- Soft Tissue Release
- Soft Tissue and Trigger Point Release
- Therapeutic Stretching
- The Big Back Book: Tips and Tricks for Therapists
These have been translated into multiple languages including Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Korean, Polish, German, Portuguese and Italian.
Through webinars and workshops in the UK and abroad Jane teaches therapists when and how to use hands-on techniques, prescribed exercises, Display Screen Equipment (DSE) assessments and postural assessment.
Jane has helped training schools outside of the UK how to maintain and increase standards of therapy training; she has worked with training schools in China and Taiwan to gain FHT accreditation.
For many years Jane worked as an Expert Witness, advising on cases relating to massage.
Jane has presented at therapy conferences in the UK and abroad, including the annual FHT Training Congress.
Jane is a strong advocate for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) as a means of personal growth in addition to helping to maintain professional standards. To this end, many of her FHT webinars appear in the FHT webinar recording section of the website and CPD points can be attained through answering questions based on articles she has written for International Therapist.
For her PhD, Jane explored how to measure (and quantify) the assessment of human posture.
Jane is an advocate of ‘slow living’ and a healthy work-life balance. As a hobby she keeps a series of urban sketchbooks and a nature journal and works in these daily to record her everyday life, to draw, paint and collage the things that bring her joy.
She has a keen interest in psychogeography (the effect of places on people and people on places) and is interested in the effect of practices such as feng shui and forest ‘bathing’.