Janine Thomas, OTR/L, CHT, COMT Assistant Director of Therapy


Janine is an Occupational Therapist at OrthoVirginia’s Lynchburg location. Janine graduated from the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa in 1994 with a Bachelor in Occupational Therapy. She started her career in OT in the USA in 1995 performing travelling therapy in Long Term care facilities. She came to Lynchburg in 1997, and continued her career in rehab, acute care, skilled care and Home Health. It was here she developed a passion for Hand Therapy and transitioned to out patient therapy. In 2000, Janine joined the Orthopeadic Surgeons and strived for her Certification in Hand Therapy, which she achieved in 2003. Janine has worked closely with the physicians in developing our flourishing Hand Therapy department. She recevied her COMT through IAOM’s Upper Extremity Tract in November 2018. Janine  has completed Graston M1 Basic Training. 

In her spare time, Janine is usually on the side of a field watching her 2 active boys, running, or travelling.