Dr. Jeanann Maguffin is the owner of Scoliosis Care Physical Therapy. Jeanann is a graduate of New York University’s Physical Therapy program. She received a Master’s in Orthopedic Medicine and a Post-Professional Doctor of Physical Therapy from Touro College. Through the American Physical Therapy Association she is certified as an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) - since 2003. Jeanann co-instructs cadaver dissection at Touro College (since 2006) and is a guest lecturer on Scoliosis and the Schroth Method to physical therapy graduate students. She also lectures on the topics of scoliosis and spine care at conferences and community groups.
Jeanann specializes in the individualized one on one care of each person; with a skilled, comprehensive, hands-on approach. She has trained extensively with the Institute of Physical Art (training in functional manual therapy), Shirley Sahrmann (movement system impairments), Brian Hoke (foot and ankle), Kevin Wilk (shoulder, hip and knee), temporomandibular joint disorders and kinesio taping, to name a few.
Jeanann opened the first Schroth clinic on Long Island. She is one of 30 physical therapists in the United States with advanced training in Schroth based physical therapy. This training allows her to treat juvenile, adolescent, and adults with idiopathic scoliosis, kyphosis (Scheuermann’s Disease), flat back, hyperlordosis, and post-surgical. Jeanann received her Schroth-Barcelona (BSPTS) C2 certification in October 2013, preceded by her BSPTS C1 certification in November 2011. Jeanann also has an advanced certification in SEAS (Scientific Exercise Approach to Scoliosis) by the ISICO Institute in Italy. She was trained under the direct supervision of Michel Romano and Alessandra Negrini, the founders of these techniques successfully used throughout Italy. Additionally, she has also received training on the Lyon Method for Scoliosis from Dr. Jean Claude DeMauroy, one of the Pioneers of Scoliosis Education Internationally.
Jeanann has worked in private practice for over 20 years. She was approached by “Curvy Girl” moms (support group for girls with Scoliosis) to learn the Schroth Method and bring it to Long Island, N.Y. It has been an honor and a privilege to provide this service.
Jeanann attending the International Society of Scoliosis Orthopedic and Rehabilitation Treatment (SOSORT) in Banff Canada 2016.