Jessica Maxwell, PT, DPT, PhD has been practicing Physical Therapy in the Boston and Metro West for almost 25 years. She has been a full-time professor in local Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) programs since 2007, and holds a PhD in Public Health from Boston University.
Jessica has residency training in orthopedic manual therapy and achieved Board Certification in Orthopedics from the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties. Her clinical expertise is in the examination and treatment of spinal and lower extremity conditions, to which she brings her manual therapy experience as well as her knowledge of therapeutic exercise- of which she has developed two courses for DPT students. Jessica also has a particular interest in treating aging adults with core stabilization and balance activities aimed at preventing falls and allowing aging adults to continue to participate in home and community activities.
Jessica's PhD is in Epidemiology. Her dissertation work studied home and community participation of people after total knee replacements. While Jessica continues to study arthritis and orthopedic outcomes, and had a paper published in the International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy in 2020, her more recent research focus has been in promoting the role of physical therapists in health promotion and wellness. Jessica was part of a national group of researchers who published two papers in the Physical Therapy Journal in 2020 on this expanding area of PT practice. Jessica wants the public to recognize that PTs bring the same knowledge and skills to prevention that they provide to their patients after an injury or illness. In this spirit, Jessica started the Balance and Core Exercise class for aging adults, performs PT Annual Check-ups, and is available for one-on-one health coaching for anyone looking to improve their health behaviors.
Jessica is excited to bring her passion for evidence-based physical therapy and health promotion to her community, and looks forward to welcoming you to Preservation PT and Wellness!
A graduate of Northeastern University and MGH Institute of Health Professions, Lisa has 40 years of experience as a physical therapist.
She began her career as a physical therapist and commissioned officer in the US Public Health Service and then left to manage the outpatient rehab department at Mass General Hospital.
Lisa spent twenty years as a full time Clinical Professor of Physical Therapy at Northeastern and Boston Universities, teaching orthopedic physical therapy and clinical decision making.
Lisa is an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist with a subspecialty in the foot and ankle.
She is a lifelong resident of Natick and is passionate about getting people walking well in ideal footwear!
Irina received her Master of Science in Occupational Therapy from Tufts University and has over 25 years’ experience treating the Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist and Hand – not limited to post-surgical & orthopedic patients but also neurological conditions.
She has been specializing in treating Upper Extremity/Hand since 2002, became a Certified Hand Therapist (CHT) in 2006 and is also certified in Ergonomics and available for consultations in business and private settings.
Irina is fluent in Russian and joins local physician presentations to keep the community informed about hand related topics.
She will help you not only to achieve the best treatment outcome, but also provide you with the knowledge of injury prevention in the future.
“I will be by your side all the way during your recovery!”
Lynn has been a licensed Physical Therapy Assistant for over 25 years. She loves to work with aging adults and is passionate about health promotion and wellness.
Lynn has lived in Natick for over 20 years and has served the community in many volunteer positions over the years.
Lynn loves to play ice hockey, spend time with her friends and family, and her dog, Brody.
Kristen graduated with her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Boston University in 2011. She has been practicing in the MetroWest area for 10 years treating a variety of musculoskeletal diagnoses. While she enjoys treating orthopedic conditions, she also has expertise in treating vestibular disorders such as BPPV and vestibular neuritis. Each Spring you can find Kristen volunteering at the Boston Marathon Medical Tent. Kristen enjoys building connections with her patients and helping them get back to the activities that they enjoy and meet their goals.