Jean Masse received her BS degree in Physical Therapy in 1991 from SUNY Stony Brook and in 1996, her MS degree in Human Movement Science from UNC Chapel Hill. Also in 1996, she completed the Sports Medicine Program at UNC Chapel Hill becoming a licensed athletic trainer. Jean has worked extensively with athletes ranging from NCAA elite to senior Olympians to Little Leaguers.
Jean became a nationally recognized Orthopaedic Certified Specialist through the American Physical Therapy Association in 1999. She re-certified in 2009.
Still interested to understand why some patients do not seem to heal, Jean returned to UNC Chapel Hill where she earned a doctoral degree in Physical Therapy with the focus on pain management and began teaching at UNC Chapel Hill as adjunct faculty in the Physical Therapy Department soon after, in addition to her work with patients at Advance Physical Therapy.
Incorporating Postural Restoration techniques with her previously acquired skills has further enhanced the depth of her comprehensive patient care. Jean completed years of training to attain her Postural Restoration Certification (PRC) in December of 2013.
Also in 2013, Jean combined the tri-planar Postural Restoration approach with a complimentary, Schroth-based approach to address more specifically, the tri-planar condition of scoliosis. Jean obtained advanced (C1 and C2) certification in Schroth-based scoliosis rehabilitation as taught by the Barcelona Scoliosis Physical Therapy School (BSPTS).
Jean Masse blends her passion for movement and function with patience, knowledge and consideration of each patient as an individual.