Jerome (Jay) Charles

Jerome (Jay) Charles

Physical Therapist, PT, Cert. MDT, CMTPT

After graduating from UW-Madison in 1984 and working at St Joseph’s Hospital in Marshfield,
WI, Jay served in the United States Air Force for 10 years earning the rank of Captain. On
leaving the Air Force in 1998, Jay joined the staff at Orthopedic and Spine Therapy (OST) in
Green Bay, WI. He has greatly enjoyed working with all the patients, therapists, and students at
OST over the years. Jay is Certified in the McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis and
Therapy, MDT. He is currently affiliated with a group of therapists from Integrated Mechanical
Care, IMC in Tallahassee Florida, participating in weekly grand round conferences. This helps to
insure quality conservative care and the accountability necessary for the best possible
outcomes.
“During the next 20 years there will be significant challenges to our health care delivery systems
to identify and achieve the best outcomes for our patients. Therapists with manual skill and
teaching ability will greatly aid our young, as well as aging populations, to live lives with the
best levels of function. It is our responsibility to train and teach our patients to be the central
part of their care.”

“One constant is the support of all the staff working toward improvement of skills. I wouldn’t be the therapist I am today without the culture of learning that OST provides each of our staff.” Jay is currently filling the roll of traveling therapist for OST, making regular visits to many of our clinics, assisting the staff and insuring continuity of care. Along with his wife Marcela, an Early Childhood Educator, they have Home-schooled five children, fostered another, and are the proud grandparents of two beautiful boys, Sam and Charlie, who reside with their parents in Jacksonville, Florida. Jay and Marcela love the four seasons that the state of Wisconsin offers, and spending time with their grandchildren when they can.

Certifications/Memberships

American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)
Wisconsin Physical Therapy Association (WPTA)
APTA Clinical Instructor Education & Credentialing Program
Certified Myofascial Trigger Point Therapist (CMTPT)
Certified in Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT) McKenzie Institute

Education

UW- Madison, BS, Physical Therapy