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Janet L. Readinger, PT, DPT, Associate Professor of Practice, is the Director of Progression and Professional Development and the Director of the Dan Aaron Stay Fit Exercise Program for persons with Parkinson disease or multiple sclerosis. She received her Master’s degree in physical therapy from Temple University and a DPT from Arcadia University. Janet is an APTA Certified Trainer for the Level 1 and Level 2 Credentialed Clinical Instructor Program. Janet currently serves on a national workgroup to develop a Level 3 training. Prior to joining the faculty full-time, Janet worked in inpatient acute rehabilitation at MossRehab in Philadelphia for 19 years.
Dr. Readinger stays active in the Philadelphia Area Clinical Education Consortium which has helped build a network in the community of clinical educators. She was instrumental in developing a six-month internship that began as an elective for our students and serves as the template for our current final clinical education experience.
Dr. Readinger has used her work in the Dan Aaron Stay Fit Exercise Program to develop her research which involves exercise protocols for individuals with Parkinson disease ( https://www.arcadia.edu/college-health-sciences/departments-faculty/physical-therapy/stay-fit-exercise-program ).
Ellis T, Osborne J, Botkin R, Colon-Semenza C, Gallardo O, Whitt A, Martelo J, Pradhan S, Rafferty M, Readinger J, DeAngelis T. Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Physical Therapist Management of Parkinson’s Disease. Phys Ther. 2022;102:1–36. https://doi.org/10.1093/ptj/pzab302
Readinger J, VonNeida K, Kantak S, Sawyer K. Feasibility and longitudinal effects of repeated participation in an annual, brief and intense exercise program in individuals with Parkinson’s disease: A case report. Physiotherapy Theory and Practice. Ahead of print 2024. https://doi.org/10.1080/09593985.2021.1952667