Norwood, MA 03062
- Sat (fall, winter, spring)7am-2:30pm
Meet Our Staff
Welcome to JumpStart Physical Therapy in Norwood! You can find us on Vanderbilt Avenue located inside of an Athletic Republic training facility. From the large clean waiting room and expansive front desk to the incredible gym with field turf and our sizable PT clinic, you will surely be amazed at what our site has to offer our patients. Meet our staff here.
Dr. Ryan Jones
DPT, CSCS, FDN
Clinic Manager (Norwood)
Education: Bachelor's in Clinical Science from Ithaca College 2006, Master's of Science in Physical Therapy from Ithaca College 2007, Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Ithaca College 2007
Certifications: Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through NSCA since 2007, CPR/AED certified through American Red Cross, (functional dry needling level I certification) ACE cupping therapy certified
Experience: Ryan has been with the JumpStart family for over 10 years now as the clinic manager of our Norwood location. Prior to JumpStart, he was a clinic director for an outpatient clinic in West Palm Beach, Florida and also has experience at orthopedic clinics in Long Island, NY and Gainesville, FL. Ryan has years of experience working with athletes of all ages from youth sports through division 1 college athletics. He was previously certified as a Titleist Performance Institute golf specialist and has special interests in working with shoulder, knee, and ankle injuries. Outside the clinic, Ryan is a family man that loves spending time and being active with his wife and 4 kids. They love playing soccer and basketball, swimming and kayaking on the lake, hiking, and just being together for all of life's crazy adventures. Ryan also enjoys tennis and being intermittently decent at golf.
Dr. Anna Pietal
Anna graduated from MGH Institute of Health Professions in January 2018. Prior to graduate school, she earned her Bachelor's degrees in Kinesiology and Dance from UMass Amherst in 2015. Anna also teaches dance and choreographs for local theater companies. In her free time, Anna enjoys dancing, doing crafts and being outdoors.
Stretching on the Turf
With 50 yards of field turf and the newest equipment, the possibilities are endless. We are able to accommodate each of our patient's through a comprehensive Physical Therapy program that can even include some sport specific training. Whether it's for football, soccer, running or getting you back to playing with your kids, we have the space to accommodate your needs.
Pictured here is a patient exercising on our Plyo floor; a section of the gym designated for jump and agility training. At JumpStart we believe in specificity of training and work to perfect form with all higher level activities so that our patient is at minimal risk for injury when returning back to their prior level of function.
Here is the state of the art hockey treadmill. It is made of a synthetic ice plastic that allows you to train in your skates as if you were truly on ice. The treadmill is designed to train you from the inside out-neurologically, metabolically and most important biomechanically, so that you can become a more efficient skater. The Hockey Treadmill tilts from 0- to a 32-percent grade and can operate at speeds over 16 miles per hour. We also have a Super G running treadmill that tilts up to 40% and reaches 28 miles per hour. Both pieces of equipment are hooked up to a camcorder/TV to record and playback your form with skating/running in order to allow us the full ability to assess your mechanics.
Another piece of the latest equipment is the Plyo leg press. The machine allows you to train using a squatting movement in a gravity eliminated position which is perfect for rehabilitation, especially in the early phases. The weight can be adjusted from as light as 15 lbs all the way up to 600 lbs. As our patients progress and get closer with returning to sports, the Plyo press also has the capacity to train for jumping exercises as well to ensure perfect form/mechanics.