Claire Johannesen, PT, DPT
Claire earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy and Bachelor of Health Sciences from Quinnipiac University. During her graduate studies, Claire was active in her school’s pro-bono physical therapy clinic. While there, she collaborated with her team to create and implement effective treatment plans for their patients, assisted in the creation of the clinic’s first telehealth platform, built adaptive vehicles for children with disabilities, and taught group exercise classes for older members of the community. Claire’s doctoral research focused on the impact of injury perceptions on recreational runners, which she presented to her peers at the Connecticut chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association conference.
Claire has an interest in orthopedic rehabilitation with a focus on treating those with chronic pain. She has experience in sports, pulmonary, cardiac, and neuro rehabilitation. She is passionate about the use of holistic, evidence-based medicine to help her patients reach their individual goals.
Claire spent many years as a competitive cheerleader and uses her athletic experiences in her clinical practice. Claire now cultivates her passion for exercise by practicing Pilates and yoga. She is even working towards her 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training certification. Claire grew up on Long Island and is excited to be treating patients in her home state.