Janine Hatch, PT, DPT, MS, GCS
Clinical Physical Therapist
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 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