85 Beach Street, Lower Level D, Westerly, RI
phone: (401) 348-8112 / fax: (401) 348-7009
First Physical Therapy, LLC was established to provide the highest quality of care with an emphasis on direct patient-therapist relationships and structured treatment programs that follow our values with integrity, honesty, compassion, and education to maximize the best functional outcome possible.
Meet Jan Chamberlain, P.T., A.T.,C. CKTP
With a B.S in Sports Medicine, national certification as an Athletic Trainer and a post- baccalaureate degree in Physical Therapy from Northwestern University Medical School, Jan has also worked as a certified Athletic Trainer for such Olympic teams as- men’s 1992 canoeing & kayaking, men and women’s gymnastics and women’s 1988 deaf basketball team, plus working with champions like Flo Jo, Jackie Joyce Kersee, and Paul Hamm.
In the local community, Jan has created a niche for herself becoming known for her uncanny ability to figure out the patient’s puzzle by incorporating her professional experience thereby facilitating proper treatment for individuals from minor to the most complex of sports and orthopedic injuries. Her philosophy of physical therapy practice intertwines evidence-based knowledge, clinical reasoning, patient-centered knowledge and listening skills, while focusing on functional movement with caring and optimism.
In 2005, Jan opened her physical therapy clinic in Westerly integrating the art and science of healing and caring into a single concept. She has helped thousands of local residents specializing in neck and back injuries, arthritis, post-surgical procedures, accident related injuries, orthopedic and sports injuries, as well as women’s health services.
With a pragmatic approach as her guide, Jan continues to offer evidence-based techniques physical therapy practice. She and two of her staff members are certified Kinesiotape practitioners (CKTP) that assist with myofacial and chronic pain, postural corrections, and muscle re-education.
“Kinesio-Taping” is a rehabilitative method safe for all ages, which is used to reduce pain, and inflammation, relaxes muscles, and gives support to joints and muscles 24/7 while improving circulation and quality of movement.
Jan also offers nutritional supplements from Synergy Worldwide
Immune Support/Anti-Inflammatory $35
Mistica- a fruit blend full of antioxidants- an organic anti-inflammatory
Heart Health $90
ProArgi-9 Plus for cardiovascular gains by reducing hardening of the arteries: arterio & atherosclerosis
Veggies & Cleansing $50
Core Greens enhances energy and works to clean your intestines by creating a more alkaline environment by reducing acidity/disease processes
“My number one goal is to help patients ‘get their life back’. This is the most frequent remark I hear from my patients. They just want to be able to return to their prior activity, whether it be working around the house, or returning to their sport.”
Liked “The positive atmosphere, Jan’s knowledge, experience, and patience.” Lisa C
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“Friendliness, knowledgeable, got treated very well & I’ll always come here if I need to.” Jane W