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Jennifer Truong, DPT

Jennifer Truong

“My experience as both a rock climber and a PT has helped me better understand how different parts of the body work together as a whole, functioning unit. In the clinic, I combine nuanced movement analysis with a holistic view of my patient to shape a personalized treatment plan tailored to patient goals for better quality of life.”

Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, Jen has spent her time hiking and climbing throughout California, as well as in British Columbia and France before making her way up to the Pacific Northwest. She has volunteered at a homeless shelter in Los Angeles, in research labs at UCLA and UCSF, with blind veterans at the VA Hospital, and at various other hospitals and medical/PT clinics throughout her life.

She earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in 2016 from the University of California-San Francisco/San Francisco State University (UCSF/SFSU) joint program, and completed clinical internships in orthopedics, sports rehabilitation, and neurological rehabilitation while also being an anatomy teaching assistant for medical and pharmacy students at UCSF and Stanford University. Her approach combines manual therapy (with special interest in fascia work), therapeutic exercise, and neuromotor re-training for better movement quality and return to activity.

EMail: jtruong@focusptbend.com

Education

  • DPT: Physical Therapy, UCSF/SFSU Joint Program, San Francisco, CA
  • BS: Physiological Science, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA

Advanced Coursework

Coursework covers multiple areas of Manual Therapy (including myofascial decompression cup therapy, Fascial Abrasion Technique, osteopathic manipulation), Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF), Orthopedic and Sports Rehabilitation, Running Biomechanics, Hand and Upper Extremity Rehabilitation
UCSF’s The Running Course: See it Now, Treat it (2019)

  • UCSF’s The Running Course: Clinically Applied Biomechanics (2019)
  • Introduction to Fascial Tools (2019)
  • Hands On – Treatments and Therapies for Hand Conditions (2018)
  • APTA Combined Sections Meeting (2016, 2017, including seminars on shoulder, foot, and knee sports rehab, hand/wrist/elbow rehab, pelvic floor training in athletes )
  • Myofascial Decompression (2015)

Memberships

American Physical Therapy Association, the Oregon Chapter (OPTA), the Orthopedic Section

Interests

In her free time, Jennifer spends her time exploring the beautiful Central Oregon outdoors by hiking, skiing, and rock climbing. She has been climbing for over 10 years and has developed a special interest in understanding upper extremity injuries and their rehabilitation. At home, she can be found tending her vegetable and flower garden, and experimenting with new recipes in the kitchen. She is also fluent in Vietnamese.

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Patient Testimonials

I spent one hour with Jennifer and the pain was gone

I had the most amazing experience with Jennifer Truong, she is so highly recommended. I’ve never been to a PT so I was a bit hesitant when my primary care doc suggested I go. I injured my shoulder and was at a point where I was taking 5 ibu’s both morning and evening along with plenty of whiskey and using weed-cream and I still could not sleep due to the pain and aching. I had limited range of motion and basically couldn’t do anything with that left shoulder, it hurt/ached all the time. I spent one hour with Jennifer and the pain was gone, I shit-you-not…GONE! She sent me home with exercises to do, went back a couple weeks later for a follow up and more exercises to do. Now I basically have zero effects from that injury. I’m a convert, if I ever get injured again I’m going to Jennifer sooner rather than later. Simply the BEST!

Who makes a difference? Jen.

Jen. She inspired me to do the work, when I came back feeling pretty down and not particularly hopeful.