• Welcome to PT remote learning opportunities as we navigate mandated school closures. 

        Please know I am available to answer questions via email. My email address is jospangenberg@vanguardschool-pa.org

        We have also posted videos for yoga routines, mindfulness breathing, and a link to GoNoodle. On my staff page or the Physical Therapy main page is a heading that says "Physical Therapy Resources". You will find the links for these activities by clicking on "Activity options during remote learning". 

        Starting March 30th, I will be available for video conferencing through Zoom. I have set up 30 minute slots during the following hours:

    Monday 9:30- 11:30 AM

    Tuesday 9:30-11:30 AM

    Thursday 9:30-11:30 AM

        If you would like to meet with me, please email me directly and I will send you an invitation. I have limited each session to 30 minutes so all of my students and families have an opportunity to access a session. 

        During the week of April 6-10, 2020 I will not be available for face-to-face consultation and will have limited email access. Please go to "Physical Therapy Resources" and then the "Activity options during remote learning" tab for movement opportunities throughout the week.

        I hope your child, your family, and you are able to stay healthy during these unprecedented times.  

Dr. Johanna Javens Spangenberg

Phone: 610-296-6700 x 274


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelors of Science, Physical Therapy Allied Health, University of Connecticut 1985
Doctorate of Physical Therapy, Pediatric Specialty, Rocky Mountain University of the Health Professions, 2014

Dr. Johanna Javens Spangenberg

   Welcome to Vanguard Physical Therapy. I have had the pleasure of working at the Vanguard School since 2008. I have enjoyed working with children with physical and cognitive challenges for many years, both here at Vanguard and other schools throughout my career. I work with children in all of the areas of the Vanguard School including the elementary, middle, and high school programs, as well as the Vanguard Transition Center.

    I graduated from the University of Connecticut in 1985 with my physical therapy degree. I also graduated from Rocky Mountain University of the Health Professions with a clinical doctorate in physical therapy with a pediatric specialty in 2014. I have a special interest in autism and weight related issues. 

    Vanguard physical therapy is a related service that allows us to help optimize children's physical access and success in their school programs. Please feel free to contact us with any questions.