Janet Paul , PT, Physical Therapist
Janet Paul, PT graduated from Boston University with a Masters of Science degree in Physical Therapy in 1990. She has enjoyed working with varied patient populations, all ages and backgrounds, for the past 26 years in both the inpatient and outpatient settings with a focus on orthopedic rehabilitation. She has advanced training in evaluating and treating orthopedic and spinal diagnoses, as well as experience with aggressive spine rehab programs or “Spine Boot Camp”. Helping people succeed and achieve their goals, whether it be return to physically demanding work or being able to fold their own laundry, brings her great satisfaction.
Janet recognizes the importance of treating the whole person and tailoring treatment plans to include task specific functional strengthening as well as using manual techniques to restore mobility and decrease painful restrictions. Of particular importance to her is the role of educating patients on the cause of pain and dysfunction as well as teaching home programs for self care and maintenance to prevent re-injury. Knowing that no one really “wants” to go to physical therapy, her philosophy of treatment includes making the experience as enjoyable as possible. She has recently expanded her knowledge base to include developing work conditioning programs, administering pre-employment physical capacity screens and performing essential functions job analysis for determining physical demands for specific jobs.