Doctor of Physical TherapyFounder
Physical Therapy

“A high functioning, healthy body is the gateway to living your best life and making lasting memories with the ones you love.

It is a privilege to be able to partner with our clients to help guide them on their unique journey in discovering what they are capable of doing when their body isn’t defined or controlled by pain.”

  • Certified Functional Manual Therapist* (CFMT), Institute of Physical Arts
  • Fellow Function Manual Therapy* (FFMT), Institute of Physical Arts
  • Fellow of Applied Functional Science* (FAFS), Gray Institute
  • Functional Manual Reaction (FMR), Gray Institute
  • Nike Golf Performance Specialist (NG 360 GPS), Gray Institute
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists (FAAOMPT),
  • Associate Faculty – Institute of Physical Art
  • Adjunct Faculty, Concordia University, St. Paul (2013-2018)

*Prestigious International Credential

  • University of Iowa; Doctor of Physical Therapy
  • Winona State University; B.S. Biology (Summa Cum Laude)


Brian grew up on his family’s third generation dairy farm in western Wisconsin. He was active in sports, including high school football, basketball, baseball and college football. It was through his own multiple sports related injuries, subsequent surgeries, and rehabilitation programs that he was introduced to physical therapy and discovered his passion for helping others stay physically healthy, active, and confident.

Brian launched Physical Therapy in 2019 with a vision of providing world-class professional services to Woodbury and the greater Twin Cities Metro Area. His elite credentials, unique training, and advanced skills are distinctive and trusted throughout the region.

Brian enjoys an active lifestyle with his wife Julie and their dog, Moose. Brian enjoys participating in a variety of recreational sports, including hiking, camping, cross country skiing, paddle boarding, kayaking, golfing and fishing.

Shani Johnson PT, DScPT, COMT

“My treatment approach embodies the knowledge that we are uniquely and wonderfully created inside and out. It is a privilege to work with clients in discovering the source of dysfunction and in building a solid foundation to a healthy system, to live life to its fullest!”

  • Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist*, North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy (NAIOMT)
  • Pelvic health training, APTA, Hermann and Wallace, Barnes
  • Chronic Pain
  • Kinesio Tape* KT 1 & 2

*Prestigious International Credential

  • Doctor of Science in Physical Therapy, Andrews University
  • Master of Physical Therapy, University of Iowa
  • B.A., Psychology, University of Nebraska

Since becoming a Physical Therapist, Shani has had great fun practicing in a variety of settings including subacute, skilled nursing, transitional, outpatient and women’s health. Most recently, she owned and operated her own outpatient Physical Therapy clinic in Wisconsin for over 18 years.

In addition to seeing patient’s at KINECIO Physical Therapy, Shani is a full time Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy at Concordia University, where she is the lead instructor for the musculoskeletal sequence and developed and teaches the women’s health course.  Dr. Johnson has provided advanced clinical education to licensed physical and occupational therapists both locally and nationally. Previously Dr. Johnson served as adjunct faculty for the Physical Therapy program at the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth.

Shani understands the importance of physical therapy integral in the challenges that are ever present in the health care system today. She plays an active role as a member of the APTA, WPTA, Academy of Pelvic Health, Orthopedic, Sports, Educational and the Private Practice Sections.

Humor is part of Shani, so laughter is eminent. She also enjoys outdoor activities, spending time with her husband and two dogs, cooking and textile ‘crafting’.

Abraham Ward DPT, OCS

“I’m a lucky man. Each day, I’m afforded the unique opportunity to truly connect with people; to both teach and to learn. It is my privilege to help people move better and grow stronger in all aspects of their lives”

  • Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS), – American Physical Therapy Association
  • Titleist Performance Institute Certified Practitioner
  • Joint Manipulation and Soft Tissue Mobilization
  • Running Analysis
  • Advanced Return to Sport Programming
  • Vestibular and Concussion Management
  • University of Iowa; Doctor of Physical Therapy
  • University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire; B.S Kinesiology (Summa Cum Laude)

Prior to returning home to Minnesota, Abe has lived in both the beautiful Pacific Northwest, as well as sunny Southern Florida. Through living on both coasts of the country, he has gained significant experience treating a variety of conditions and patient populations all while learning from a talented and eclectic team of Manual Physical Therapists.

Abe has always been fascinated by the complexity and resiliency of the human body. Believing that each person has an inner potential waiting to be realized , he aims to partner with his patients to achieve their goals through an individualized, thought-provoking, and active process. No matter if your sport is running ultra-marathons or getting up and down from the floor to play with your grandkids, he would love to assist you along the journey of feeling and moving better.

When he is not in the clinic, Abe can be found running, training, golfing, hunting, or relaxing at the lake. He enjoys spending time with his family, wife, and golden retriever, Lucy.