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HEALTHY CORE WELLNESS & REHAB was conceived through discernment by our founder after struggling to find a place to heal after birthing her third baby. While helping other women with pelvic floor issues in a hospital system that was not patient-driven and seeking help from other providers for her own pain, she decided to create a place where women could receive holistic treatment and to offer wellness beyond physical therapy treatment. After resigning from her job at the hospital, she prayed over the name for the business. It was discovered that the name had deeper meaning after the logo was constructed and a cross divided the name, Healthy Core into Heal Thy Core. Since our motto is HEALTHY WOMEN equals HEALTHY FAMILIES, this affirmed our mission of Heal Thy Women = Heal Thy Families. This greater purpose was further confirmed when we learned that the root word CORE translated in Latin is HEART. So in the process of Healing Thy Core, we will also Heal Thy Heart. We have seen this in action and know it to be true. This is a place of healing and hope and we are here to help.
Our compassionate physical therapists provide an individualized evaluation and customized treatment for men, women and children over ten years of age. We provide specialized physical therapy with a special emphasis on restoring function to the core by mobilizing structures in the pelvic girdle including the hip, spine and abdomen. Our office staff complements our mission to make your treatment experience exceptional and a place to relax and restore well-being.
PT, CIDN, STMT-1, FMT
Clinic Owner, Founder
Janine has specialized in pelvic health physical therapy since 1999. She earned her Bachelors of Science in Physical Therapy in 1993 from the Medical College of Ohio in Toledo, in cooperation with Bowling Green State University. She has extensive postgraduate education in manual therapy and pelvic girdle dysfunctions, including certifications in Integrative Dry Needling and Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization.
Janine has worked as a physical therapist in hospital-based outpatient facilities and wellness centers before starting the practice in 2009. She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and serves on the Health and Wellness Committee of the Hudson Chamber of Commerce. An active member of St. Mary parish, she is a facilitator for VIRTUS, an awareness session for preventing and recognizing the signs of sexual abuse, and serves on the Pre-Cana ministry team for engaged couples. Janine and Brian live in Hudson with their three children, pet lovebird and labradoodle. She enjoys hiking, biking, reading, cheering on her kid's sport teams and spending time with family.
Joanna Pavlak, DPT
Brian is a career Firefighter/Paramedic and Lieutenant for the City of Twinsburg after being hired full-time in 1993. On his days off from the fire department, he helps to run the household while wearing many hats at Healthy Core Wellness, including overseeing the front office, book keeping, running errands and fixing things.
Brian's interests include being a spectator at their children's events, home improvement, golfing, and being outdoors. He is an active member of St. Mary parish including serving as a facilitator for The King's Men ministry, facilitator for VIRTUS and is also on the Pre-Cana team. He is on the Assist 77 Team, helping other first responders through critical incident stress debriefing and is actively involved in helping first responders improve the stress response using the polyvagal theory. Brian and Janine have lived in Hudson since 1997 and have three children.
Regina Saxon, DPT
Joanna joined the Healthy Core team in May of 2022. She earned her Bachelor's degree from Youngstown State in 2016 and graduated from Walsh University with her Doctorate Degree in 2020. She found her passion for pelvic health PT over the last year after taking several continuing education courses and seeing the impact she has on an often underserved population.
Joanna lives with her husband and two dogs in Kent. She is passionate about pelvic health and providing holistic treatment. Her hobbies include yoga, traveling, baking and spending time with her husband, family and dogs. She has a large garden and has a flock of chickens that she gets fresh eggs from daily.
Gina joined the Healthy Core team in June of 2022. She earned her Bachelor's Degree from the University of Mount Union, where she was a collegiate swimmer. She earned her Doctorate Degree and graduated from Gannon University in 2022. She is currently working towards her CAPP pelvic certification, having completed over 60 hours of didactic/lab work and is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association Pelvic Health section as well as many special interest groups within the organization.
Gina is passionate about pelvic health and providing holistic treatment and has an Instagram page called Project Pelvis to help spread awareness about pelvic floor health. Her hobbies include hanging out with her family, hiking, rock climbing, making sourdough bread and aspiring to be a bee keeper.
Julie joined the Healthy Core team in 2016. She brings her experience in medical billing and scheduling, along with her smile, to greet you on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Julie lives in Twinsburg with her husband and has three adult daughters, including a set of twins. Her hobbies include cooking, traveling, shopping and spending time with family and friends.
Julie joined the Healthy Core team in 2016 after staying home to raise her family. She will greet you with a smile on Wednesdays and Fridays.
Julie lives in Hudson with her husband and has three children, recently becoming a grandmother. Her hobbies include cooking, entertaining and shopping, along with spending time with family and friends.