John Paholski graduated from the Mayo Clinic School of Physical Therapy in Rochester Minnesota in 1983 with a certificate in physical therapy. In 1990 he graduated from the Hartford Graduate Center with a MS in Health Care Administration. In 1994 John passed the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) certification as a Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy. He worked at Hartford Hospital and the Eastern Rehabilitation Network (ERN) as a site director from 1985 until September 2006. In October 2006 John opened the Physical Therapy Center of Rocky Hill.