Janine Payson, MS, RPA-C
- Undergraduate: Gettysburg College, BS, Biology, 1995
- Graduate: University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Physician Assistant Masters Program, 2002
Janine Payson was born and raised in Staten Island, NY. She attended Notre Dame Academy High School where she was a cross country and track runner. She was part of the 4×800 meter National Championship Team and a Staten Island All-Star. After High School, she went to Gettysburg College where she received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology with a focus on premedical sciences. Her bachelor’s thesis was “Time to Anaerobic Threshold is the Best Indicator of Performance in Middle-distance Runners” where she compared athletes from three different universities. She was Captain of the cross country and track teams and elected STAR (students Teaching Athletes Responsibility), whereby she was appointed to help athletes balance their athletics and academics.
After college she went on to work as a research technician at Rockefeller Research Center in NYC as well as NYU, and then attended the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey Physicians Assistant Program with a love of Orthopedics and Sports Medicine. She received her Master of Science degree in Physicians Assistant studies.
Janine also works independently as an NCSF (National Council on Strength and Fitness) certified Personal Trainer since 2005 and a spin instructor. She has run two marathons, the first one was the NYC Marathon whereby she was invited to run in the “elite start”; the second was an automatic entry into the Boston Marathon based on a qualifying time. Currently, Janine is venturing into the world of triathlons with hopes to one day complete an Ironman. She lives with her husband and two children and continues to devote her time to her field as an Orthopedic/Sports Medicine Physicians Assistant and Personal Trainer.
Jessica Lalicata, PTA
- Undergraduate: Touro College, AAS, Physical Therapist Assistant, 2001
Jessica graduated from Touro College in 2001. She served as class representative for two years, earning her an American Physical Therapy Association Leadership Award and graduated with honors and multiple academic accolades. Jessica has 18+ years of experience working as a licensed Physical Therapist Assistant in a variety of settings including hospitals, sub-acute care facilities and outpatient orthopedic and sports medicine facilities.
Jessica specializes in the treatment of vestibular disorders and orthopedic injuries. She is a caring, empathetic professional with only the best interests of the patient in heart and mind. Her main focus when treating patients is manual therapy and therapeutic exercise with the goal of restoring patients to normal functional mobility. Jessica is a staff Physical Therapist Assistant for 5+ years at Regional Orthopedics/Peak Performance Rehabilitation and is also the Physical Therapy Department Manager.
Shi Feng Lin, DPT – PT
- Undergraduate: Skidmore College, B.A. Health & Exercise Science, 2010
- Doctorate, The Sage Colleges, Physical Therapy, 2013
Shi-Feng has lived in New York City since he was 9 years-old. He graduated from Skidmore College with a Bachelors in Health & Exercise Science in 2010. He then went on to pursue his Doctorate of Physical Therapy and graduated from The Sage Colleges in 2013.
Shi-Feng has worked in an orthopedic, outpatient private practice since graduation and has developed an eclectic approach in his treatment philosophy from his extensive pursuits in continuing education. He plays in a pickup basketball league and enjoys biking around the city. He is an avid New York Giants fan!