“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.
- DPT: Physical Therapy, UCSF/SFSU Joint Program, San Francisco, CA
- BS: Physiological Science, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
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)
American Physical Therapy Association, the Oregon Chapter (OPTA), the Orthopedic Section
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.