Beth Jansen received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from Touro College in 2007 with an academic excellence award. During her course of graduate study, Dr. Jansen completed clinical affiliations with Bellevue Hospital in acute care, St. Charles Hospital in pediatric acute care and orthopedic outpatient care, Peconic Bay Medical Center post-surgical and long term nursing care, and North Fork Physical Therapy in outpatient orthopedic care, resulting in a comprehensive combination of professional skills.
Being a lifelong learner her continuing education experience includes New York Presbyterian Hospitals Annual Conference, Hospital for Special Surgery CME courses; most currently The Foot and Ankle: Current Topics and Manual Therapy, exercises for rehabilitation in orthopedics, and all four of The McKenzie Method courses or Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT).
Beth’s approach to treatment is patient based. “The most important part is listening to the patient. This essential first step is where we learn the most in order to work together for goals of treatment and a successful outcome. Patient understanding and education is key in contributing to a faster recovery, which means returning to work, daily activities, hobbies and sports.”
Dr. Jansen has a particular interest and talent in cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine therapy. The McKenzie Method is a system of evaluation and treatment of mechanical spinal and extremity pain developed by New Zealand Physical Therapist Robin McKenzie. MDT is an active treatment philosophy that emphasizes teaching the patient how to manage and treat the pain themselves. The mechanical diagnosis and therapy principles can be applied to a whole spectrum of patients including professional and college athletes, industrial workers, office workers and homemakers.
Dr. Jansen is a current member of the McKenzie Institute USA, American Physical Therapy Association since 2004, and The Arthritis Foundation since 2008.
Touro College, 2007 Doctorate Degree