Brian Johnson started doing rehabilitation bodywork in 2001, working with distance runners and triathletes in and around the Palo Alto/Stanford area with Mark Fadil at SMI-Sports Medicine International. After moving to Santa Cruz, he began working with Rod and Murray Flemming in their PT clinic working with post surgery and injury recovery clients. By 2004 Brian had completed his Rolfing® certification and wished to further expand his ability to work with pain, dysfunction and structural issues. He opened Midline Integrative Bodywork Clinic and School of Integrative Bodywork in an effort to help expand the massage and bodywork field in the world of alternative health. Brian is constantly engaged in learning more about the nature of injury and dysfunction and how issues can be addressed within the scope of a sophisticated bodywork practice. Over the past few years he has been developing his Advanced Clinical Bodywork Method based on the approach he has developed in over 12 Thousand hours of therapy experience.
Brian lives on the Westside of Santa Cruz with his wife and two young boys. He regularly surfs up and down the north coast and loves to play in the ocean, whether here in Santa Cruz, Mexico/Baja or Hawaii. Brian also plays soccer with a local team (Grasshoppers) and Ultimate Frisbee. He came here in late 1992 to UCSC where he captained the mens Ultimate team (1996) and majored in Linguistics. Languages are still a major hobby, having studied Spanish, French, Italian, Japanese and currently Farsi (his wife is Persian). His interest in Rolfing® came after suffering a back injury while river rafting (Brian was a river guide on the Tuolomne and Merced Rivers from 1994-1999). Rolfing® returned him to full health.