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"Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing there is a field.  I'll meet you there." - Rumi

Dr. Joel Begin, PT, DPT, CPRCS, MES
  • Physical Therapist

  • Somatic Health Educator        

  • Primitive Reflex Clinical Specialist

  • Tension and Traumatic Release Exercise Provider

  • Safe and Sound Protocol Provider 

  • Certified Autism-Informed Professional

  • Medical Exercise Specialist and Personal Trainer

  • Local Musician & DIY Carpenter  

Hi. I am a NH based trauma-informed physical therapist with over 10 years of experience providing therapeutic and wellness services to children, adults, athletes, and families. I have worked with clients in various settings that include inpatient hospitals, sports clinics, pediatric centers, in- home, preK-12 and private schools, summer camps, colleges, and now, private practice.  
My experience spans across many domains, including orthopedic, neurological, fascial, somatic,  behavioral. I have interest in helping adults, children, and families optimize their own unique recovery and performance potential. I am especially interested in confusing symptoms caused by functional conditions that don't have a clear structural cause. I have had successful experiences working with and treating individuals with conditions such as: 

  • Acute and chronic orthopedic problems that affect:  spine, head, neck, back, arms, and legs
  • Sports Injuries
  • Chronic Pain
  • TMJ
  • Post-Acute Sequela of Covid-19 and Dysautonomia 
  • Retained Primitive Reflexes (child and adult)
  • Complex Motor Stereotypies
  • Functional Neurological Disorder
  • Athletic Burnout, Over Training, and Impaired Recovery
  • Autism
  • ADHD
  • Dyslexia
  • Asthma
  • Neurological Disorders
  • Dyskinesia, Chorea, and Spasticity
  • Hypersensitivity and Hyperactivity
  • Pain 
  • Growth and Developmental delays
  • Complex Medical trauma
  • Somatic and Visceral pain
  • Gastrointestinal Disorders
  • Sensory and Motor disorders
  • Autoimmune Disorders  
  • Breathing Pattern Disorders
 
My approach is polyvagal-informed with a foundation is in evidence-based and evidence-informed therapeutic methods. What differentiates my practice from the more traditional physical therapy approaches is the additional training I have received in trauma and somatic-based healing methods as well as my interest in helping individuals and family create their own creative pathway to less stressful and healthier lifestyles.
 
I believe each person regardless of disability, age, or education, has the capacity to activate states within themselves that promote self-healing and recovery. I enjoy being able to be part of this process and love finding creative strategies to keep people empowered, motivated, and curious when it comes to building healthier relationships with their body.   
 
When I'm not working, you can find me performing music, spending time with my family and friends, working in my garden, building and maintaining trails, or out in nature swimming, running, and kayaking with my pup Nova
I look forward to connecting with you soon and seeing how I can help. 
Publications: Characterizing a Common Class of Spontaneous Movements
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