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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, MES
  • Musician and Builder

  • Physical Therapist specializing in Autonomic Nervous System Dysfunction, Movement Disorders, and Spontaneous Movements

  • Somatic Health Educator        

  • Medical Exercise Specialist and Personal Trainer

  • Certified Tension and Traumatic Release Exercise Provider

  • Certified Safe and Sound Protocol Provider 

Hi.  I am a NH based trauma-informed and autism-informed physical therapist with experience providing therapeutic and wellness services to children, adults, athletes, and families with histories of various medical injuries, traumas, and chronic conditions.  Over the years 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 and interests span across orthopedic, neurological, fascial,  behavioral, and developmental domains with special interest in helping adults and children optimize their own unique healing and performance potential.  I work well in providing solutions to individuals who are experiencing acute or prolonged dysregulated nervous systems as well as other conditions such as: 

  • Acute and chronic orthopedic problems that affect spine, head, neck, back, arms, and legs
  • Sports Injuries
  • TMJ
  • Post-Acute Sequela of Covid-19
  • Athletic Burnout, Over Training, and Impaired Recovery
  • Autism, ADHD, Dyslexia
  • Neurological disorders
  • Dyskinesia, Chorea, and Spasticity
  • Hypersensitivity
  • Pain 
  • Growth and Developmental delays
  • Complex trauma 
  • Somatic and visceral pain
  • Gastrointestinal Disorders
  • Sensory and motor disorders
  • Autoimmune disorders  
  • Breathing Pattern Disorders
 
My approach is polyvagal-informed with my origin of study in evidence-based physical therapy methods.  What differentiates my own practice from this more classical approach is the influence received over the years from not only the healing arts but also other strength-based models that value choice and building on top of what a child already does well.   I continue to learn and grow to offer the best to my clients, patients, and community.  When I'm not working, you can find me out performing music locally, spending time with friends and family, or kayaking (or hiking) with my pup Nova.   
Publications: Characterizing a Common Class of Spontaneous Movements