Dr. Jen’s love of physical therapy began when she was 12 years old and she sustained a knee injury while playing travel softball. After undergoing surgery and physical therapy, she was amazed at how much stronger she was than prior to surgery. From that moment on, Dr. Jen wanted to share with others how amazing the body is and how it can heal itself. She has wanted to work in healthcare for as long as she can remember, and while her first thought was to become an OBGYN, physical therapy captured her heart and there was no turning back.
Dr. Jen obtained her Bachelor’s of Health Science from Maryville University in 2010 and her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2012. Even in school, she had an interest and passion for women’s health. She spent 50% of her clinical experience working with pelvic floor physical therapists in order to further her knowledge in this area that is not taught in traditional PT school. She has received post doctorate education through the American Physical Therapy Association and had extensive training in incontinence, pelvic pain, and bowel dysfunction. She plans to become certified in prenatal and postpartum care as well.
Following her graduation in 2012, she began work in the outpatient orthopedic setting, treating a wide variety of surgical and nonsurgical pain and injuries. She has also worked in the home health setting. She is confident, comfortable, and experienced working with patients with all abilities and in all stages of life.
Dr. Jen’s passion for women’s health has been furthered by her husband’s work as a marriage counselor. Sexual pain and dysfunction are extremely common, especially after pregnancy and childbirth. Pelvic pain plays a significant role in marital satisfaction, and Dr. Jen believes that keeping families together and creating great marriages is of the utmost importance. She is passionate about doing anything she can to address these issues in order to keep families happily intact. Unfortunately, over the years, women have been led to believe that pain and incontinence are typical and unavoidable side effects to childbirth and the aging process. Dr. Jen is committed to educating women that these issues are preventable and treatable, leading to an increased quality of life.
Outside Of Work
Outside of work, Dr. Jen spends her time with her husband, son, and yellow lab. You can frequently find her at Cardinal games, cheering on the Pittsburgh Steelers or Chicago Bears, hiking, traveling wherever and whenever she gets the chance, watching dramas and cheesy reality shows, or reading a good book.
1120 Technology Dr, Suite 112
O'Fallon, M) 63368
Call (636) 686-0503