Jane is the Director of Post-Professional Clinical Programs and primary instructor for the Certificate in Advanced Practice in Hand and Upper Quarter Rehabilitation. Jane has been practicing in hand therapy for over 25 years. She received her baccalaureate degree from the University of Delaware in 1984 with a combined degree in biology and athletic training. In 1986, she completed her M.S. degree in Physical Therapy from Beaver College (now Arcadia University) and started her hand therapy career at the Philadelphia Hand Center. She became a certified hand therapist in 1992. She completed her PhD at Temple University in the Department of Physical Therapy in 2007.
Her research interest is in the area of work-related musculoskeletal disorders including tendinopathies and nerve compression syndromes, especially at the elbow. In 2005, she was awarded the “Best Scientific Paper” at the ASHT Annual Meeting for her paper, “The presence of Substance P in Forelimb Tendons in a model of upper extremity work-related musculoskeletal disorder.” In 2006, she was awarded the Petzoldt Award at the ASHT Annual Meeting for her paper, “The presence of NMDAr1 in Forelimb Tendons in a model of upper extremity work-related musculoskeletal disorder.”
Jane serves as the president of the American Society of Hand Therapists, and active in the American Hand Therapy Foundation and the American Physical Therapy Association. She frequently presents at national therapy meetings and has been an invited speaker at the International Federation of Societies in Hand Therapy meetings in 1998, 2004, and 2013. Jane maintains a part-time clinical practice in hand therapy as a member of the faculty practice within the Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences.