Lindsey Johnston, PT, DPT

Assistant Professor, PT Programs


Austin, TX


College of Rehabilitative Sciences


Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)


Acute Care
Adult Rehabilitation
Interprofessional Education
Long Term / Rehabilitation Nursing
Wound Management


Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy, University of Texas Medical Branch
Master of Science in Physical Therapy, University of Central Florida
Bachelor of Science in Biology (Pre-physical Therapy), Walsh University

Research Interests

Acute care
Critical Care
Orthopedic Rehabilitation (acute)

Dr. Lindsey Johnston teaches courses in patient/client care management and physical therapy for the integumentary and lymphatic system. Prior to joining the university, she practiced full time in an acute care setting for more than nine years and for two years in inpatient rehabilitation. During her time in the acute setting, she implemented program development for the physical therapy program for continuous quality improvement and built out an acute orthopedic unit with a focus on optimizing post-operative care. She also held numerous administrative duties as a clinical coordinator for rehabilitation with oversite of therapy faculty, hospital staff, and volunteer programs.

Dr. Johnston was also a clinical coordinator for clinical education (CCCE) for eight years and served as a clinical instructor for over 15 students during that time, including Doctor of Physical Therapy and Physical therapist assistant programs. She has been on numerous advisory boards for hospital development and consultations for hospital-based levels of distinctions and centers of excellence. She is in the Doctor of Philosophy in Health Service in Leadership program at Walden University.