Janet joined Pivot Physical Therapy in July 2016 as an associate at their Clarks Summit, PA office. Prior to PIVOT, Janet worked in multiple settings including inpatient, acute and long term rehabilitation as well as home health but most recently appreciated the title of (or functioned as) Clinical Director at Mackarey and Mackarey Physical Therapy Consultants, LLC (MMPTC) from 2000 until 2015. During her association with MMPTC, Janet fostered a motion analysis program, promoted a lower extremity closed chain biomechanical assessment, pioneered a vestibular rehabilitation program with the cooperation of local audiologists and otolaryngologists and cultivated a comprehensive foot and ankle program with the assistance of local podiatrists and podiatric surgeons.
Janet graduated from the University of Scranton in 1989 with her Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy. Following graduation, Janet served on the University of Scranton’s Physical Therapy Advisory Board, assisted as adjunct faculty at Keystone College, University of Scranton and Lackawanna College and authored multiple columns for the Scranton Times Health and Exercise Forum. In 2005, she achieved Board Certification in Orthopaedics from the American Physical Therapy Association and, in 2011, earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy from the University of Scranton. In 2012, the American Physical Therapy Association recognized her a as Credentialed Clinical Instructor. Janet holds memberships in the Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association and the American Physical Therapy Association since 1988 and as an Orthopaedic Section member since 1993.
Janet considers her professional career as a vocation rather than a mere occupation but relishes free time with her husband, Attilio Laschi, and mother, Leona Caputo. Janet enjoys caring for her mother, the culinary arts, gardening, hanging out with her seven nephews, playing with her Goddaughter Alyssa and socializing with fine wine and good friends.