Janine Hatch, PT, DPT, MS, GCS

Janine Hatch, PT, DPT, MS, GCS

Clinical Physical Therapist

Professional Interests: rehabilitation specialist for persons with vestibular dysfunction, balance deficits, and chronic neurological disorders at the Sacred Heart University faculty practice.

Janine joined the Sacred Heart faculty in 2003 as a clinical instructor and clinician staff in the Sacred Heart University faculty practice, where she serves as the rehabilitation specialist for persons with vestibular dysfunction, balance deficits, and chronic neurological disorders, and works with adults with musculoskeletal injury or post-operative conditions. She is a recognized Geriatric Certified Specialist by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialists.

Janine has authored several publications and makes regular presentations on the topics of balance dysfunction, vestibular dysfunction, and wellness in the aging population. In 2004, she received the Dorothy Briggs Award from the American Physical Therapy Association for her thesis research. She is an active member of the APTA, the CT Physical Therapy Association, and is a reviewer for the Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy.

Degrees and Certifications

    DPT, MGH Institute of Health Professions
    MSPT, MGH Institute of Health Professions
    BS, Physical Therapy, New York University

    Specialty or Specialist Certification/Training
    Board Certified Geriatric Clinical Specialist

Teaching Responsibilities

    Teaching Areas: Cardiovascular, Pulmonary, and Neurological examination and treatment; vestibular examination and treatment; health care systems; Physical Therapy practice and management issues; wellness programs. 

Research Interests & Grants

    Aging, balance, and fall prevention

Publications and Presentations

    Impact of Participation in a Wellness Program on Functional Status and Falls Among Aging Adults in an Assisted Living Setting
    Janine Hatch DPT, MS, PT, GCS , Michelle M. Lusardi PT, DPT, PhD
    Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy April/June 2010 Volume 33 Number 2, Pages 71 - 77 

    Determinants of balance confidence in community-dwelling elderly people.Janine Hatch, Kathleen M Gill-Body, Leslie G Portney Physical Therapy (2003) Volume: 83, Issue: 12, Pages: 1072-1079

Contact Information

Office Location & Hours

  • Location:
    Physical Therapy
    Cambridge PT Clinic
    College of Health Professions
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