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Janet P. Dolot, M.S., D.P.T., Dr.P.H.’ 14, PT, OCS

Chief, Division of Physical TherapySquare
Associate Professor, Physical Therapy
Program Director, Doctor of Physical Therapy

Email: janet_dolot@nymc.edu


Division of Physical Therapy
SHSP Building, #301


Janet P. Dolot, M.S., D.P.T., Dr.P.H.’ 14, PT, OCS, is a physical therapist delivering clinical services in diverse interdisciplinary settings and community-based physical therapy practices for over twenty-seven years. She is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association, having served as committee chair for the research and the payment & practice committees of the Health Policy and Administration Section, treasurer for the Hudson Valley District of the New York State (NYS) chapter, and NYS chapter delegate to the House of Delegates. Dr. Dolot is certified as an Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties and as a Certified Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapist by the Manual Therapy Institute. She is an excellent teacher and clinician and a developing researcher who continues to learn from students, patients, and colleagues. Dr. Dolot is skilled at facilitating team processes and outcomes and has experience/expertise in:

  • Using advanced technology for teaching in face-to-face and on-line environments
  • Facilitating development of student psychomotor skills related to manual therapy and orthopaedic physical therapy practice
  • Fostering student critical thinking and decision making in student-centered education
  • Developing interprofessional education experiences
  • Training individuals and groups from diverse backgrounds about ergonomics and body mechanics
  • Mentoring physical therapy students in research and community service activities
  • Providing patient-centered orthopaedic physical therapy services in constrained practice environments
  • Performing population health-related physical therapy research, including physical therapy utilization for patients with low back pain, prevention of frailty in community-dwelling older adults, benefits of running for children with ASD, and promotion of musculoskeletal health for dental students.


  • B.A., Chemistry, Cornell University
  • M.S., Physical Therapy, Simmons College
  • D.P.T., Simmons College
  • Dr.P.H.'14, Health Policy and Management, New York Medical College

Honors and Awards

  • Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy
    American Board of Physical Therapist Specialties
    Re-certified 2017-2027
  • Certified Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapist
    Manual Therapy Institute, 2003


  • Dolot J, Hyland M, Shi Q, et. al. "Factors Impacting Physical Therapy Utilization for Patients With Nonspecific Low Back Pain: Retrospective Analysis of a Clinical Data Set." Physical therapy, 100(9), (2020) 1502-1515. doi: 10.1093/ptj/pzaa082
  • Dolot J, Viola D, Shi Q, et. al. "Impact of Out-of-Pocket Expenditure on Physical Therapy Utilization for Nonspecific Low Back Pain: Secondary Analysis of the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Data." Physical therapy, 96(2), (2016) 212-21. doi: 10.2522/ptj.20150028
  • Bartoszkiewicz A, Motz Z, Dolot J, et. al. "[Early rehabilitation in hemiplegia and hemiparesis]." Pielegniarka i polozna, (8), (1981) 11-2.

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Recent Presentations

Dolot J, Hodas A: Diagnostic Imaging Information in Civilian Physical Therapy Practice: Attitudes, Access and Use in Massachusetts and New York. Combined Sections Meeting 2012, American Physical Therapy Association; Chicago, IL.

Dolot J, Fong S, Ruggieri J: An Ergonomic Program Promoting Upper Body Musculoskeletal Health for Office Based New York Medical College Employees. 22nd Annual Symposium on Health Care Services in New York: Research and Practice (2011), GNYHA Foundation and United Hospital Fund; New York, NY.

Dolot J, Rhine M: Development of a Case Study Project During Clinical Education Experiences: A Pilot Initiative. Physical Therapy 2008: Annual Conference & Exposition of the American Physical Therapy Association; San Antonio, TX.

Teaching Responsibilities

  • Kinesiology
  • Clinical Science in Physical Therapy I: Acute Medical and Orthopedic Conditions
  • Clinical Science in Physical Therapy II: Neurological Conditions and Conditions of the Spine
  • Advanced Clinical Seminar