Dr. Jessica Galvez, PT, DPT

I grew up in Monroe, Connecticut, and participated in competitive dance in elementary through high school. My passion for ballet, tap, jazz, and contemporary dance made me appreciate the movement of the human body and led me to pursue my career in physical therapy. I attended Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts for the entry-level combined B.S. Rehabilitation Sciences and Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT). During this time I completed two co-operative education rotations working at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital on the Spinal Cord Injury Unit and at New England Baptist Hospital’s outpatient clinic. I also completed clinical rotations in outpatient orthopedics, inpatient acute care, and a specialty rotation at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center’s Elite Sports Medicine clinic. I was able to continue dancing and choreographing for No Limits Dance Crew and N.U. Dance Company, try ballroom dancing and participate in the Boston Ballet’s Adaptive Dance Program as an assistant teacher for students with autism.
I graduated from PT school in May 2018 and have been working at an outpatient clinic and aquatics facility in Baltimore for the past two and a half years. In that time, I earned my Certification in Orthopedic Manual Therapy (COMT) and the American Physical Therapy Association Credential for Clinical Instruction. I recently became certified in Level 1 Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA).
My fiancé Kevin and I bought our first home in Canton in October 2019 which has kept us busy with home improvement projects and roof deck movie nights with our neighbors. I enjoy cooking and have taken up adult ballet and tap classes, yoga, pilates, TRX, and walking our rescue dog, Tay, to stay fit.
While I enjoy treating dancers and young female athletes, my goal is to help all clients recover from their injuries, then continue to care for their bodies throughout their lifetime. I am excited to continue working as a physical therapist with the incredibly talented Atlas Physical Therapy team!