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Jane Baldwin PT, DPT, NCS

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Assistant Professor
Department: 
Physical Therapy
Phone: 
(617) 724-2230
Office Location: 
Shouse 416

Jane Baldwin, PT, DPT, NCS, is Assistant Professor and Coordinator of the Physical Therapy Center of the Department 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 Wellesley 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 Professional Socialization and Health Promotion. In the series of Health Promotion courses, Jane coordinates student projects in which students work with numerous community partners to provide a health promotion/wellness program for participants of various ages and abilities.

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 12 years. In the Massachusetts Chapter Jane has served as Chief Delegate, Vice President and Secretary. She has been awarded the Chapter’s Presidential Service Award as well as the Lucy Blair Award which is a national award for service. Jane is also involved in the Education, Neurology, and Pediatric sections of the APTA.


Research Interests

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

Publications

Describing Physical Therapy Practice and Determining Consistency in use of Standardized Outcome Measures at the PT Center for Clinical Education and Health Promotion: A Quality Assurance Study, APTA of Massachusetts Annual Conference: Platform Presentation (2014)

Clinical Presentation and Interventions for Children and Adults with Autism Invited Speaker, MIT: The Simons Initiative on Autism and the Brain (2013)

Effectiveness of Body Weight Supported Treadmill Training on Gait Speed in the Stroke Population: A Systematic Review, APTA Combined Sections Meeting: Poster Presentation (2013)

Effectiveness of Body Weight Supported Treadmill Training on Gait Speed in the Stroke Population: A Systematic Review, APTA of Massachusetts Annual Conference: Platform Presentation (2012)

Clinical Considerations for Children and Adults with Autism Invited Speaker, Northeast Hospital Systems Quarterly Meeting (2012)

Update on PT intervention for Children with Developmental Disabilities: Evidence and Parameters for Treatment Interventions APTA of Massachusetts Annual Conference (2008)

Fighting Childhood Obesity: The Step Up Program Poster Presentation, APTA Combined Sections Conference (2008)

Effectiveness of Electrical Stimulation for Individuals Status Post Stroke.
Poster Presentation, APTA of Massachusetts Annual Conference (2005)


Education

BS, Physical Therapy, Northeastern University
DPT, Simmons College

Curriculum Vitae