PT, DPT, Cert. MDT, Cert. LSVT BIG
Dr. Jodi Goldman is the Executive Director and co-owner of BREAKTHRU. She is a physical therapist who emphasizes a holistic approach and wellness in treatment. Through her experience with arthritis/rheumatology, neck and spine pain, balance/movement disorders, orthopedics, and chronic pain, she applies her expertise in bringing physical therapy together with fitness in order to achieve the best results and to transition patients to a healthy lifestyle.
Jodi studied biology as an undergraduate at the State University of New York at Oneonta, and at the University of California at Los Angeles. She earned a BSc(Hons) in Physical Therapy at the Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen, Scotland. Her training emphasized advanced manual therapy skills including mobilization of the spine and peripheral joints. She then earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Simmons College.
Jodi began her career at the Center for Pain Management and Physical Therapy in Brooklyn, NY. Relocating to New Jersey in 2000, she worked at Virtua Health system working in outpatient, and hospital based rehabilitation therapy. Jodi was employed at the Philadelphia Veterans Administration Medical Center, for 4.5 years where she established an amputee support group and participated in a multi-center study on the effectiveness of acupuncture and PT treatment for patients with osteoarthritis of the knee.
Jodi is a published author and her publications include a chapter titled “Fibromyalgia and other Non-Neuropathic Pain Syndromes” in a Rheumatology text edited by internationally recognized experts Dr. Wallace and Dr. Chauw.
She has expertise in balance problems and movement disorders such as Parkinson’s Disease. She is certified in LSVT BIG, which is an innovative and clinically-proven method for improving mobility and function in individuals with Parkinson disease, as well as aging and other conditions including stroke, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy and Down syndrome. She also dedicates time to fall prevention programs with educational and functional training.
Jodi is certified in The McKenzie Method: Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy which is a philosophy of active patient involvement and education that is trusted and used by practitioners and patients all over the world for back, neck and extremity problems. The McKenzie Method is a system of evaluation and treatment that emphasizes exercise, posture, and teaching people to independently manage their own condition.
Jodi is originally from Westchester, New York, but now lives in Medford with her husband Lance Knaub, daughters Sage and Sierra, and son Aspen. When she is not working, she enjoys the outdoors, hiking, biking, running, camping, traveling, photography and spending time with her family.