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Janet Callahan, PT, DPT, MS, NCS

Office Location:

OCC - 176

Phone: (617) 726-5368

Clinical Assistant Professor, Physical Therapy

Full-Time Faculty

Janet Callahan was appointed Clinical Assistant Professor to the Department of Physical Therapy faculty in 2012. She has served as adjunct faculty for the Institute since 2006.

Janet's teaching responsibilities in the Master of Science and the Entry-Level Doctor of Physical Therapy programs include Intriduction to Patient/Client Management Frameworks, Seminar and Practicum courses, and Medical Management of Patients with Neuromuscular Disorders, Examination and Intervention of Neurologic Disorders and a Vestibular Rehabilitation elective.

Janet has strong and varied experience in a variety of clinical settings, including as a member of the Physical Therapy Department at Massachusetts General Hospital (Mass General) for the past 13 years, the last 8 years as a Clinical Specialist.

She is a Clinical Specialist in Neurologic Physical Therapy (NCS) and has a Certificate in Vestibular Rehabilitation.

As a Clinical Specialist at Mass General, Janet’s responsibilities include mentoring staff PTs in developing their clinical decision-making skills and in managing complex patients.


BS, Physical Therapy, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT
MS, Physical Therapy, MGH Institute of Health Professions
DPT, MGH Institute of Health Professions

Research Interest:


Professor Callahan's research interests focus on the evaluation and management of individuals with dystonia and individuals with vestibular dysfunction.


Publications & Presentations:

Recent Book Chapters
Callahan, J, Gill-Body KM. Current Concepts in the Management of Patients With Vestibular Dysfunction. Neurologic Clinical Specialist Study Guide.

Recent Invited Presentations
Callahan J
, Helminski JO. Differential Diagnosis and Treatment of Typical and Atypical Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo. Pre-Conference Course. Combined Sections Meeting, San Diego CA. January 2013

Callahan J. DYSTONIA: Related Theories of Motor Control and Clinical Applications. APTA of MA Annual Conference and Exposition. Waltham, MA. November 2012

Callahan, J. Vestibular Rehabilitation in Sports Concussion. Harvard/MGH Sports Medicine Conference, Boston 2011.

Callahan, J. Expanding Neurologic Expertise: Advanced Practice in Vestibular Physical Therapy. Pre-Conference Course, Combined Sections Meeting. February 2011. New Orleans, LA
Mass General Hospital, October 2011. Boston, MA
Midwestern University, September 2012, Chicago Il

See curriculum vitae.

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