Jen earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Mary in Bismarck, North Dakota. Having worked both as a personal trainer and a physical therapist, she is a huge believer in exercise as medicine. She has experience working with the Y Cancer Survivors exercise group helping those undergoing cancer treatment or in remission return to functional activities. Jen has also received training in Parkinson's Wellness Recovery aimed to maintain the physical abilities of those with Parkinson's Disease. She is also interested in working with those with orthopedic issues return to completing daily tasks or athletic pursuits. Jen values physical therapy’s role in helping patients improve their independence, mobility, and quality of life through movement and education. She is grateful for the opportunity to work one-on-one with patients to help them achieve their unique goals.
Jen has worked with pediatric patients ranging in age from 2-weeks to 17-years-old. She's worked with kids with varying needs including those with neurological disorders who had goals of keeping up with their peers in PE class, to patients with athletic injuries who were trying to get back to competition. She also has experience treating infants with both congenital and acquired plagiocephaly and torticollis. The stage of each child's physical development is considered when creating a physical therapy treatment plan so that it is both safe and effective.
In her free time Jen enjoys exercise, biking, kayaking, reading, and advocacy projects. As a transplant from the North Dakota prairie, she is beyond excited to experience the outdoor adventures available in Oregon.
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