Hey everyone! My name is Justin, and I am the co-owner of Orthopaedics Plus. I’m excited to share my journey with you. I think knowing your physical therapist is crucial to your success as rehabilitation requires you and your therapist to work as a team. This teamwork includes communication, and with exceptional communication, the rehab process is so much more effective and enjoyable. So here’s a little about me and who I am.
I’m a very driven person in all aspects of my life, especially with helping patients achieve their goals, and making this practice as successful in helping patients as it can be. This drive started when I was young with playing sports, fueled by an intense sibling rivalry with my little brother. This naturally led me to learn all that could about working out and enhancing performance.
I became fascinated with the human body, and how to make it perform optimally. I read everything I could get my hands on about health and fitness. By 14 years old, I knew that I wanted to be a Physical Therapist. I was so lucky to have found my passion at such an early age.
In addition to being consumed with sports and fitness, I worked construction and waited tables. This instilled a work ethic that served me well for my pursuits in becoming a physical therapist and business owner.
I went on to complete a 6 year, double major program at Boston University, earning my Bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training and Doctoral degree in Physical Therapy. Throughout college, I worked as a personal trainer and became a certified strength and conditioning specialist. After graduating, I continued my educational journey and completed a 2 year fellowship at the Institute of Orthopaedic Manual Therapy in 2015.
It was shortly before completing the fellowship that I joined Orthopaedics Plus. It was the exact culture I was looking for! There were great clinicians, a fantastic support system, and plenty of growth avenues!
Fast forward to 2016, where I married the love of my life. I’m obsessed with dogs, so naturally our dog was the ring bearer for our wedding (yes, he carried the rings up by himself, then returned calmly to his seat by himself as well!). In August of 2016, we purchased our first house and of course the first house project was to turn the basement into a complete gym!
As much I love exercising, my passion for teaching people to exercise, helping patients recover from injury, and meeting great people in the clinic is just as strong.
Fortunately, I have the same passion for the running the business side of Orthopaedics Plus. The prior owners were instrumental in my success as a clinician and my journey to become an owner of Orthopaedics Plus as of 2018. My partner, Mike Stare, and I seek to continue the legacy of excellence that defines Orthopaedics Plus for many years.