Jane Baldwin, PT, DPT, NCS, is Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy in the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences at MGH Institute of Health Professions.

Dr. Baldwin joined the Institute Physical Therapy faculty in 2007, following numerous clinical and administrative positions. Prior to MGH Institute, she was Clinical Supervisor at Spaulding Rehabilitation Outpatient Center in Wellesley for eight years, overseeing the adult neurological and pediatric programs. She continues to have a clinical appointment at Spaulding Rehab as an advanced clinician practicing in both pediatrics and adult neurology.

Jane's teaching responsibilities in the entry-level Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program include Fundamentals of Patient/Client Management and various sessions related to Health Policy and advocacy.

Dr. Baldwin became the coordinator for Physical Therapy Center for Clinical Education and Health Promotion when it opened in the summer of 2010. The Center provides pro bono PT services to individuals who would otherwise not receive Physical Therapy. Students provide care to clients under direct supervision of clinical instructors. As the coordinator, Jane works with both students and clinical instructors to provide evidence-based quality care. In addition, Jane is a certified trainer for the APTA’s Clinical Instructor Credentialing Program; as such, she provides professional development opportunities for clinicians seeking to improve their clinical teaching skills.
She is a Board-Certified Specialist in Neurological Physical Therapy.

Dr. Baldwin is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association on both a local and national level. Nationally, she has served on numerous Task Forces and committees as well as serving in the national House of Delegates for over 18 years. In the Massachusetts Chapter Jane has served as Chief Delegate, Vice-President, and Secretary. Jane is also involved in the Education, Neurology, and Pediatric sections of the APTA. Jane is also a Distinguished Fellow of the National Academies of Practice where she serves on their Communication Committee.

  • BS, Physical Therapy, Northeastern University
  • DPT, Simmons College

Research Interests

  • Spasticity management
  • Use of electrical stimulation
  • Interventions for individuals with chronic stroke

Presentations

Worek A, Sabo K, Zeman E, Plummer L, Baldwin J, Reidy P, Hildebrand M, Riotte M, Wong J, “On Your Mark Get SSET-TP: A Cross-Disciplinary Student Self-Efficacy Tool for Telepractice Training Outcomes.” Poster accepted at the Annual American Speech-Language Hearing Association Conference, New Orleans, LA on November 17, 2022. (Accepted) 

Baldwin J, Perron A, “Pivoting Pro Bono Care from On-Site to Virtual: Preventing Decline and Addressing Fall Risk.” Poster presented at the American Telemedicine Association Annual Conference, Boston, MA on May 2, 2022.  

Perry S, Romney W, Knight H, Potter K, Somers M, Plummer L, Baldwin J, “Engaging Students in the Evidence: Active Learning Strategies for Physical Therapist Education.” Presentation to the APTA CSM, San Antonio, TX on February 2, 2022.  

Baldwin J, Perron A, Schneider J. “Pivoting Clinical Education from On-Site to Virtual: Meeting the Needs of Two Communities.” Poster presented at the American Physical Therapy Association's Combined Sections Meeting, Virtual on February 11, 2021.  

Plummer L, Knab M, Riotte M, Baldwin J, Worek A, Pittmann R, Sabo K, Hildebrand M, Mack A, Cruz- Guzman A, “Leading an interprofessional practice pivot: From onsite to virtual in a hot minute.” Presentation to the NEXUS Summit 2020, Virtual on August 20, 2020.  

Worek A, Sabo K, Zeman E, Plummer L, Baldwin J, Reidy P, Hildebrand M, Riotte M, Wong J, Students Tele-All: Self-Efficacy and Self-Reflection as Measures of Student Success in Telepractice Training, Education Sciences, 12(5) 2022, 302. 

Naidoo K, Baldwin J, Lesar J, Plummer L. (2022) Narrative Analysis to Track the Development of Clinical Reasoning during Residency. Journal of Clinical Education in Physical Therapy. https://doi.org/10.52214/jcept.v4.8496 

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Awards & Honors

APTA: Lucy Blair Service Award 2014

The Lucy Blair Service Award honors physical therapist members or physical therapist life members whose contributions to APTA are of exceptional quality.

APTA: Mary MacDonald Distinguished Service Award 2022

The purpose of the Award is to honor those members of the American Physical Therapy Association of Massachusetts, past and present, who have significantly helped to advance the profession of physical therapy and who has selflessly provided distinguished service to the APTA MA, and to their community.

APTA of Massachusetts: Presidential Service Award 2006

The APTA of MA Presidential Service Award recognizes a person or persons who have made a significant and unique contribution to the Chapter or profession.