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Jade Integrated Health hires a New Practitioner
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Jade Integrated Health on Munjoy Hill in Portland, has recently added a new practitioner to their operations and welcomed new health care provider to their building.
Joan Lofthus -BS,PTA,LMT,MOTS, is a licensed physical therapist assistant, a licensed massage therapist, and an educator with a Bachelor's degree in vocational education.  Her 15 years of experience includes teaching at the community college level the skills and talents required in becoming either a physical therapist assistant or massage therapist.  She also has experience working in outpatient, aquatic, home health, and skilled nursing settings.
Joan has a love of manual therapy and appreciates it's excellent outcome of facilitating the body to self correct and decrease discomfort.  Patient education of how the body works to encourage efficient and effective movement is also a huge interest.  Currently Joan is pursuing her graduate degree in Occupational Therapy to expand her holistic approach to health, wellness, and injury prevention.

We are excited to have a new neighbor in our building; Colleen S. Tetzlaff, MSN, AOCNP, FNP, CTN, Certified Oncology and Family Nurse Practitioner. 

Colleen is the owner/practitioner of Integrative Therapies for Cancer and Chronic Disease.  Colleen serves as a consultant to you and your other health care providers, specializing in safe, natural, nutritional and herbal therapies for cancer and other chronic illnesses, combined with other traditional and holistic treatments including acupuncture, massage therapy, and physical therapy.

Colleen has been bringing together both the art and the science of conventional, Western medicine and holistic treatment since the early 1990's.  Her passion for holistic, healing health care began early in her career and grew out of the recognition that patients are best cared for when the practitioner recognizes the multiple influences on disease and wellness, including the physical, spiritual, and psychological influences. Her comprehensive individualized treatment plans are safe and effective, bringing together the best ideas and strategies which draw upon conventional and integrative science and wisdom. 

About Jade Integrated Health

John Charlebois is a licensed acupuncturist specializing in traditional Chinese medicine. He graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BA of Science and Rehabilitation Administration from Springfield College in Massachusetts. John then attained his Master of Science in Oriental Medicine, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Tui Na AOBTA Certification, National Certification in Herbology at the Academy of Oriental Medicine in Austin, Texas.

Nancy Charlebois is a licensed physical therapist and massage therapist. She graduated in 1996 from Springfield College with her Master's Degree in Physical Therapy. Nancy has worked in a variety of treatment settings, from a neonatal intensive care unit to nursing homes during her 14 year career. Since moving to Maine, she has developed a strong outpatient orthopedic focus working with patients experiencing pain. She also specializes in women's health physical therapy.National Certification in Herbology at the Academy of Oriental Medicine in Austin, Texas.

For more information about Jade Integrated Health, visit http://www.jadeintegratedhealth.com/. To schedule an interview with John or Nancy Charlebois, please contact Thom Scheele.

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