Jane Eliasson, PT, FNP

Jane got her physical therapy degree from UVM, and has been practicing for over 30 years. She began her career at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City, in orthopedics, and has since been working in a private practice environment. Though life has taken her to different parts of the country, a Vermont native, she has always felt a pull to the Green Mountains. She has owned and operated her own clinics both in Woodstock, VT and Weston, Connecticut. More recently, she has taught within the UVM Physical Therapy Graduate Program while seeing patients at Pinnacle Physical Therapy in Stowe. 

Jane began working with the team at VASTA in 2021, with the goal of continuing her training and interest in orthopedic and sports rehabilitation with a top-notch team. Jane believes in evidence informed practice and is committed to its pursuit.

One of Jane’s mentors is Shirley Sahrmann, a physical therapist at Washington University. Shirley’s work on movement impairment inspires Jane’s practice daily. For many years Jane has created prevention programs for high-school and collegiate athletes, and more recently has begun developing movement wellness plans for workplaces. Some of her “famous” local clients include the Alchemist and Vail Resorts.   Jane understands the power of prevention work and is passionate about proactive solutions to injury prevention. 

Jane is also a practicing functional medicine nutritionist. She is passionate about a holistic approach to wellness and believes that her knowledge about nutrition offers patients additional insight and helps inform treatment decisions that incorporate the whole person. She has recently begun providing individual nutritional counseling as well as group programming related to using food as medicine. If you are interested in this programming specifically, feel free to ask her about upcoming sessions!

Personal: Jane lives in Stowe with her husband. She has three now grown-up children, all of whom are former Stowe High School athletes. She is an eternal outdoor enthusiast, when she is not at the clinic you can find her hiking, skinning, or mountain biking depending on the season. All three of her kids have migrated to California, and she soaks up the sun on the West Coast with them as often as she can.