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Janet Callahan, PT, DPT, MS, NCS

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Assistant Professor
Department: 
Physical Therapy
Phone: 
(617) 726-5368
Office Location: 
OCC - 176

Janet Callahan is Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy of the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences at the MGH Institute of Health Professions.

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.


Research Interests

  • Evaluation and management of individuals with dystonia
  • Evaluation and management of individuals with vestibular dysfunction

 

Publications

Recent Peer Reviewed Publications

Callahan J, Beninato M, Raje S, Shrotri S. "Non-surgical, non-pharmacological interventions for cervical and extremity dystonia: A systematic review. Physiother Prac Res. 2015:36(1):1-14.

Recent Book Chapters

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

Recent Abstracts

Callahan J, Kneiss J, Kirwan H, Hancock CL, Scarborough DM, Sharma N. A kinematic analysis of gait in lower extremity dystonia: A single subject study design. MDS 18th International Congress of Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders, Volume 29, June 2014 Abstract Supplement.

Callahan J, Beninato M, Raje S, Shrotri S. Non-surigcal and non-pharmacological interventions for cervical dystonia: A systematic review. MDS 18th International Congress of Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders, Volume 29, June 2014 Abstract Supplement.

Recent Invited Presentations

Callahan J, DeMars K. Expanding Neurologic Expertise: An Introduction to Vestibular Rehabilitation. Boston, MA. Long Beach, CA 2015

See curriculum vitae.


Education

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